Community and Identity in Contemporary Technosciences

Community and Identity in Contemporary Technosciences

0 Ungluers have Faved this Work
This open access edited book provides new thinking on scientific identity formation. It thoroughly interrogates the concepts of community and identity, including both historical and contemporaneous analyses of several scientific fields. Chapters examine whether, and how, today’s scientific identities and communities are subject to fundamental changes, reacting to tangible shifts in research funding as well as more intangible transformations in our society’s understanding and expectations of technoscience. In so doing, this book reinvigorates the concept of scientific community. Readers will discover empirical analyses of newly emerging fields such as synthetic biology, systems biology and nanotechnology, and accounts of the evolution of theoretical conceptions of scientific identity and community. With inspiring examples of technoscientific identity work and community constellations, along with thought-provoking hypotheses and discussion, the work has a broad appeal. Those involved in science governance will benefit particularly from this book, and it has much to offer those in scholarly fields including sociology of science, science studies, philosophy of science and history of science, as well as teachers of science and scientists themselves. ; Reinvigorates the concept of scientific community Delineates ongoing changes across a range of epistemic cultures Elaborates on social, cultural and political aspects of contemporary technoscience Traces historical influences on technoscience, including in the European context Provides new thinking on scientific identity formation

This book is included in DOAB.

Why read this book? Have your say.

You must be logged in to comment.

Rights Information

Are you the author or publisher of this work? If so, you can claim it as yours by registering as an rights holder.


This work has been downloaded 4 times via ebook links.
  1. 4 - pdf (CC BY) at OAPEN Library.


  • Communities of practice
  • Community in the Technosciences
  • Contemporary Technosciences
  • Cultural Studies
  • cultural theory
  • Education
  • Emergence of Technoscience
  • Engineering Laboratory Communities
  • Epistemic Cultures
  • Funding Regimes
  • Governance and Government
  • Mathematics & science
  • open access
  • Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Science
  • Philosophy
  • philosophy of science
  • Political structure & processes
  • Politics & government
  • science and technology studies
  • science communication
  • science education
  • Science Governance
  • Science in Public
  • Science: general issues
  • Scientific Community
  • Scientific Identity
  • Shaping of Technoscience
  • Society & culture: general
  • Society & Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Sociology & anthropology
  • Steering European research
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Teaching of a specific subject
  • Technoscience and Society
  • transdisciplinary research


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-61728-8


edition cover


Copy/paste this into your site: