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What has nanotechnology taught us about contemporary technoscience?

Jones, R.A.L. (2011) What has nanotechnology taught us about contemporary technoscience? In: Zülsdorf, T., Coenen, C., Ferrari, A. and Fiedeler, U., (eds.) Quantum Engagements: Social Reflections of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. IOS Press , Amsterdam . ISBN 978-1-6750-953-0


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Nanotechnology has emerged as one of the dominating themes of international science policy in the last decade. I argue that, rather than considering this as the emergence of a new scientific field, nanotechnology is best thought of as a socio-political project that has arisen as a result of influences both from within science, and from the wider political, economic and cultural climate

Item Type: Book Section
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Keywords: Nanotechnology, public engagement
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Physics and Astronomy (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Prof Richard A.L. Jones
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2011 11:51
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2014 08:50
Status: Published
Publisher: IOS Press
Refereed: No
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43375

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