Science and Technology

subtheme 8

Science and technology have been a pivotal part in the development of our modern society. Scientific exploration and technological innovations have always embedded in the social context where the knowledge is constructed, accumulated and implemented on human and other biological and material worlds.

This sub-theme invites panels and papers that explore the social construction of science in different social settings including the production of scientific knowledge in laboratories and academic institutions, the relationship of scientists with multiple actors and networks, the impacts of scientific advancements on cultural groups, as well as the ways in which science and technology are shaped by social values encircled the community of scientists and technical experts. It also encourages ethnographic studies illustrating the social processes of scientific practices in different physical and natural scientific fields with special focus on the epistemology, ontology and the actor-network entanglement in the construction, circulation, and implementation of science and technological knowledge.