Science, Technology And Society
Technology is often seen as a force working to make the life of the average citizen just a little bit better and working to ensure that each succeeding generation will know more and be able to do more than their predecessors could have even dreamed. The earliest form of man who learned to use tools while searching for his food Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the first time that an animal learned to harness the power of fire Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the creation of the first community of people living and working together Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the growth of the first crop from the first bit of farmed land. All have been discoveries made at various stages in our evolution and all have been early forms of science and technology. There is no doubt that these events have been beneficial to our species.
: Babita Verma obtained Msc degree in first class with specialization in physical chemistry and Doctoral degree from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur University in the field of industrial pollution. She is the member of National green crops (NGC) and working to make environment eco- friendly. She takes keen interest in formulation of science projects and its execution by application of micro chemical technical knowledge to students and had supervised 100 study projects in the field of chemistry and has completed seven projects at national level. She has published many papers in national and International journals. She is serving as PGT in Kendriya Vidyalaya and is the author of a book entitled Environmental Education.
Preface v 1. Introduction 2. Cultures of Science 33 3. Science and Technology as Social Institutions 87 4. From Magic and Religion to Science and Law 109 5. STS and Power in the Postmodern World 149 6. The ‘Homework Economy’ out Side ‘The Home’ 193 7. Life after Science and Technology Studies 237 8. Robots, Minds and Society 273 Bibliography 301 Index 305