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Knowledge, Technology and Law: At the Intersection of Socio-Legal and Science & Technology Studies

Cloatre, Emilie and Pickersgill, Martyn, eds. (2014) Knowledge, Technology and Law: At the Intersection of Socio-Legal and Science & Technology Studies. Law, Science & Society . Routledge, 224 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-62862-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:32816)

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Abstract

Knowledge, Technology and Law examines the interface between studies of law, science and society, from the perspectives of socio-legal studies and science and technology studies (STS). The relationships between law, science and society are central to a diverse range of practical, ethical and theoretical issues. With an increasing emphasis on the fluidity and uncertainty of each of these areas, the analysis of their intersection(s) has become complex. Accordingly, scholars have borrowed from a range of disciplines and case studies to analyse not only how such intersections materialize, but also how and from where they should be approached. Notably, STS has provided a basis to explore the links between science and society, and socio-legal studies has offered many tools to understand the relationships between law and society. In recent years, a growing number of scholars have borrowed from both fields in order to further their efforts to understand the interconnectedness of law, science and society. This collection charts the important interface between studies of law, science and society, as explored from the perspectives of socio-legal studies and the increasingly influential field of STS. It brings together scholars from both areas to interrogate the joint roles of law and science in the construction and stabilization of socio-technical networks, objects, and standards, as well as their place in the production of contemporary social realities and subjectivities.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sarah Slowe
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 10:20 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32816 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cloatre, Emilie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1773-7645
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