KREIMER Pablo Rafael
Instrumentation between Science, State and Industry
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Año: 2002 vol. 7 p. 378 - 385
There is a great deal of discussion nowadays about the contemporarynature of the processes involved in knowledge production, even thoughit is not clear whether we are confronted with a situation that has changedsubstantively over recent decades or have put forward new conceptualtools to analyse older phenomena. As far as most approaches in science,technology and society (STS) studies are concerned, conceptual innovationseems to have established itself as a hallmark. This is visible inthree of the most popular trends in recent years: (a) the claim that thereis a new production of knowledge that demands a new mode (Mode 2)as against the traditional mode of producing knowledge; (b) the postulationof a triple helix of relationships between science, industry andthe state; and (c) radical constructivist approaches, according to whichknowledge is a hybrid product of nature and culture produced by thejoint action of human actors and inanimate entities.