MatteRealities / VerKörperungen: Perspectives from Empirical Science Studies
Since the late 1970s, empirical science studies have developed into a key field of research at the intersection of science, technology and society. This field merges a repertoire of theories and methods stemming primarily from cultural anthropology, sociology, linguistics and history. Its main characteristic is the detailed analysis of scientific practices and epistemic cultures and how these become entangled with public discourses and everyday life. This focus tries to reveal specific, local configurations and their epistemological as well as social consequences. Beyond a mere deconstruction, science studies are constantly looking to engage with the fields in which they do their work. The goal of this book series is to offer to scholars a German and English speaking Forum that
- develops inter- and trans-disciplinary bodies of knowledge in the areas of medicine and the life sciences and makes these nationally and internationally available;
- supports young scientists through opening up a new field of work which runs across existing disciplinary structures;
- encourages the formation of tandems through co-authorship. In particular, it supports, evaluates and comments on collaborative projects with colleagues from the natural and engineering sciences.
The series is directed towards scholars and students from both the empirical science/social studies and the natural sciences and medicine.
The series is edited by Martin Döring
and Jörg Niewöhner
Prof. Dr. Thomas Lemke, Prof. Dr. Paul Martin, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Nerlich, Prof. Dr. John Law, Prof. Dr. Regine Kollek, Prof. Dr. Allan Young