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By Sheila Jasanoff, Sang-Hyun Kim

Dreamscapes of Modernity deals the 1st book-length therapy of sociotechnical imaginaries, an idea originated through Sheila Jasanoff and built in shut collaboration with Sang-Hyun Kim to explain how visions of clinical and technological growth hold with them implicit rules approximately public reasons, collective futures, and the typical reliable. The publication offers a mixture of case studies—including nuclear strength in Austria, chinese language rice biotechnology, Korean stem phone learn, the Indonesian net, US bioethics, international overall healthiness, and more—to illustrate how the concept that of sociotechnical imaginaries can result in extra subtle understandings of the nationwide and transnational politics of technological know-how and know-how. A theoretical creation units the degree for the individuals’ wide-ranging analyses, and a end gathers and synthesizes their collective findings. The publication marks an important theoretical develop for an idea that has been speedily taken up around the social sciences and provides to develop into crucial to scholarship in technological know-how and know-how studies.

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