Sociology does not have a particularly good track record when it comes to questions of science and technology in society, and this may be one reason why tehse topics receive fairly scant attention in contemporary textbooks. But the topics themselves, teh thigns that we call science and technology, are very significant in our society, and have been for a considerable period of time. Our society needs technology to function, we are surrounded by technologies and representations of technology, we value scientific knowledge above other forms of knowledge, and we use science to explain the world around us. Our world is infused with science and technology and it is difficult to imaging our society without the degree of technology or prevalence of science it has
|Title of host publication||Contemporary Sociology|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge|
|Number of pages||32|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
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