Is there such thing as a good introductory book to STS?

A couple of introductory STS texts are listed below — what’s missing? What do you use?

Bauchspies, Wenda, Jennifer Croissant, and Sal Restivo (2005). Science, Technology, and Society: A Sociological Approach (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005).

Fuller, Steve (1993). Philosophy, rhetoric, and the end of knowledge: The coming of science and technology studies. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. (2nd edition, with James H. Collier, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004)

Kleinmann, Daniel (1991). Science and Technology Stidies. Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 16, 1991)

Sismondo, Sergio. (2009). An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies. Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (October 20, 2009)

Volti, Rudi (2001). Society and technological change. New York: Worth.

1 thought on “Is there such thing as a good introductory book to STS?

  1. HA! Honesty is a good policy in such matters. .I tend to agree, with one caveat: the lower the course number the greater the proportion (never exceeding 50%) of the course material is secondary work and the higher the course number the greater proportion of original works.


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