Theory, narrative, and discipline at the intersections of science and technology studies and history

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Abstract

This article is an exploration of the differences between science and technology studies and the history of technology, taken as independent intellectual fields. The differences range from stylistic and professional, to matters of theory, narrative, and inference. These make true interdisciptinarity challenging, although scholars do bridge the disciplines. Both provide important resources for critical technological literacy by promoting historical thinking and by providing tools for exploring reflexivity by the social contextualization of scholarly activities and knowledge production in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-472
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of Science, Technology and Society
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

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Keywords

  • Discipline
  • Education
  • Inference
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Methodology
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)

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