Transplanetary Ecologies: A New Chapter in Social Studies of Outer Space

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Social scientific research of the related disciplines of Astronomy and Space Science, Exploration and Industry has already emerged early in the history of Science and Technology Studies (STS). In fact, one of the first monographs specialising in a sociology of a scientific discipline presented a detailed study of the development of Radio Astronomy in Britain (Gieryn and Merton, 1978). As these fields are often considered at the forefront of scientific research, it is perhaps no wonder they have a particular panache for stirring up interesting controversies, while capturing the imagination of both STS scholars and various public(s).
Original languageEnglish
JournalEASST Review
Volume39
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020

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