The Turn to Technology in Social Studies of Science

@article{Woolgar1991TheTT,
  title={The Turn to Technology in Social Studies of Science},
  author={Steve Woolgar},
  journal={Science, Technology \& Human Values},
  year={1991},
  volume={16},
  pages={20 - 50}
}
  • S. Woolgar
  • Published 1 January 1991
  • Sociology
  • Science, Technology & Human Values
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