9780415899055

The Social Life of Nanotechnology

  • ISBN 13:

    9780415899055

  • ISBN 10:

    0415899052

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 07/26/2012
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This volume shows how nanotechnology takes on a wide range of socio-historically specific meanings in the context of globalization, across multiple localities, institutions and collaborations, through diverse industries, research labs, and government agencies and in a variety of discussions within the public sphere itself. It explores the early origins of nanotechnologies; the social, economic, and political organization of the field; and the cultural and subjective meanings ascribed to nanotechnologies in social settings.

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