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Crafting Science

A Sociohistory of the Quest for the Genetics of Cancer

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ISBN 9780674332874

Publication Date: 03/15/1997

322 pages

5 halftones, 4 tables

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Creating a New Realm
  • Tools of the Trade: A Brief History of Standardized Experimental Systems in Cancer Research, 1920–1978
  • Molecular Genetic Technologies: The New Tools of the Trade
  • Crafting Theory
  • Distributing Authority and Transforming Biology
  • Problems and Work Practices: Improvising on the Shop Floor
  • The Articulation of Doable Problems in Cancer Research
  • Conclusion: Crafting Oncogenes
  • Appendix: Social and Cultural Studies of Science
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Co-Winner, 1998 Robert K. Merton Book Award, Science, Knowledge, & Technology Section of the American Sociological Association
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