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Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts - Bruno Latour, Steve Woolgar, Jonas Salk
Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts
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This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how... show more
This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of statements considered, for the time being, too expensive to change. The book is based on field work done by Bruno Latour in Roger Guillemin's laboratory at the Salk Institute and provides an important link between the sociology of modern sciences and laboratory studies in the history of science.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780691028323 (069102832X)
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
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