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Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power

Sheila Jasanoff and Sang-Hyun Kim


This volume introduces the concept of sociotechnical imaginaries to help explain the divergent ways in which states and societies conceptualize futures achievable through and supportive of advances in science and technology. Sociotechnological imaginaries add a new dimension to work in anthropology and political theory dealing with collective beliefs about social order. Work in these fields has not been properly attentive to the role of science and technology in shaping human possibilities. At the same time, sociotechnical imaginaries supplement more micro-focused work in Science and Technolog ... More

Keywords: sociotechnical imaginary, politics, science and technology, modernity, co-production, future making, political culture, comparative analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226276496
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226276663.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sheila Jasanoff, editor

Sang-Hyun Kim, editor