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`Fluid, readable and accessible ... I found the overall quality of the book to be excellent. It provides an overview of major (and preceding) developments in the field of science studies. It examines landmark works, authors, concepts and approaches ... I will certainly use this book as one of the course texts' Eileen Crist, Associate Professor, Science & Technology in Society, Virginia Tech Science is at the heart of contemporary society and is therefore central to the social sciences. Yet science studies has often encountered resistance from social scientists. This book attempts to remedy this by giving the most extensive, thorough and best argued account of the field and explaining to social scientists why science matters to them.This is a landmark book that demystifies science studies and successfully bridges the divide between social theory and the sociology of science. Illustrated with relevant, illuminating examples, it provides the ideal guide to science studies and social theory.

Ethnomethodology and the Analysis of Scientific Discourse
Ethnomethodology and the analysis of scientific discourse
Ethnomethodology as a Sociology of Science

Ethnomethodology and the analysis of scientific discourse are approaches to the social analysis of science which share one critical thing in common: they consider that science studies, as described in the preceding chapters, and particularly the sociology of scientific knowledge, are fundamentally misconceived. Both are concerned with remedying, or with providing better alternatives to, the flawed programme of science studies and both see the only hope for progress in the study of the fine details of what scientists write, do and say. They are also in agreement in so far as both are inclined to suggest that EPOR, the Edinburgh School, standpoint theorists and others overlook some ...

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