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Nowotny, Helga

Works: 95 works in 390 publications in 4 languages and 7,195 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: Q175.5, 303.483
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Insatiable curiosity innovation in a fragile future by Helga Nowotny ( )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Insatiable Curiosity, Nowotny explores the strands of the often unexpected intertwining of science and technology and society. Uncertainty arises, she writes, from an oversupply of knowledge. The quest for innovation is society's response to the uncertainties that come with scientific and technological achievement. Our dilemma is how to balance the immense but unpredictable potential of science and technology with our acknowledgment that not everything that can be done should be done. We can escape the old polarities of utopias and dystopias, writes Nowotny, by accepting our ambivalence - as a legacy of modernism and a positive cultural resource."--Jacket
The public nature of science under assault politics, markets, science and the law by Helga Nowotny ( )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Science has developed from being a self-evident public good to being highly valued in other contexts for different reasons: strengthening the economic competitiveness and, especially in high-tech fields, as a financial investment for future gains. This has been accompanied by a shift from public to private funding with intellectual property rights gaining importance. But in contemporary democracies citizens have also begun to voice their concerns about science and technology related risks, demanding greater participation in decision-making and in the setting of research priorities. The book examines the legal issues and responses vis-a-vis these transformations of the nature of public science. It discusses their normative content as well as the responses and inherent limitations of the law in meeting these challenges."--Jacket
Re-thinking science : knowledge and the public in an age of uncertainty by Helga Nowotny ( Book )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Re-Thinking Science presents an account of the dynamic relationship between society and science. Despite the mounting evidence of a much closer, interactive relationship between society and science, current debate still seems to turn on the need to maintain a 'line' to demarcate them. The view persists that there is a one-way communication flow from science to society - with scant attention given to the ways in which society communicates with science. The authors argue that changes in society now make such communications both more likely and more numerous, and that this is transfor
Time : the modern and postmodern experience by Helga Nowotny ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book represents a major contribution to the understanding of time, giving particular attention to time in relation to modernity. The development of industrialism, the author points out, was based upon a linear and abstract conception of time. Today we see that form of production, and the social institutions associated with it, supplanted by flexible specialization and just-in-time production systems. New information and communication technologies have made a fundamental impact here. But what does all this mean for temporal regimes? How can we understand the transformations of time and space involved in the bewildering variety of options on offer in a postmodern world? The author provides an incisive analysis of the temporal implications of modern communications. She considers the implications of worldwide simultaneous experience, made possible by satellite technologies, and considers the reorganization of time involved in the continuous technological innovation that marks our era. In this puzzling universe of action, how does one achieve 'a time of one's own'? The discovery of a specific time perspective centred in the individual, she shows, expresses a yearning for forms of experience that are subversive of established institutional patterns. This brilliant study, which has already become a classic in Germany, will be of interest to students and professionals working in the areas of social theory, sociology, politics and anthropology
Counter-movements in the sciences : the sociology of the alternatives to big science by Helga Nowotny ( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naked genes : reinventing the human in the molecular age by Helga Nowotny ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The molecular life sciences are making visible what was once invisible. Yet the more we learn about our own biology, the less we are able to fit this knowledge into an integrated whole. Life is divided into new sub-units and reassembled into new forms: from genes to clones, from embryonic stages to the building-blocks of synthetic biology. Extracted from their scientific and social contexts, these new entities become not only visible but indeed "naked": ready to assume an essential status of their own and take on multiple values and meanings as they pass from labs to courts, from patent offices to parliaments and back. In Naked Genes, leading science scholar Helga Nowotny and molecular biologist Giuseppe Testa examine the interaction between these dramatic advances in the life sciences and equally dramatic political reconfigurations of our societies. They bring wit and freshness of perspective to ongoing debates over topics ranging from assisted reproduction and personalized medicine to genetic sports doping, revealing both surprising continuities and radical discontinuities between the latest advances in the life sciences and long-standing human traditions. The task of institutions in the molecular age, they argue, is to make a pluralistic society possible by carving a legitimate free space that allows experimentation with new forms of biological life as well as with new forms of social life
Nineteen eighty-four : science between utopia and dystopia by Everett Mendelsohn ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the breakthrough : the emergence of high-temperature superconductivity as a research field by Helga Nowotny ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and French and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors analyze the emergence of this new research field and the way its development was shaped by scientists and science policy makers. They also examine the various institutional and national settings in which the research was undertaken as well as considering the scientific backgrounds and motivations of researchers who entered the field following the original discovery. The industrial connection and the general belief in promises about potential future applications were important elements in strategies devised to obtain funding. A remarkable factor in this process was the role played by the media. The sustained attention that followed the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity resulted in it being seen as the symbol of a new technological frontier
The Changing face of welfare ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selforganization : portrait of a scientific revolution by Wolfgang Krohn ( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social studies of science and technology : looking back, ahead ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume brings together contributions that resemble spotlights thrown on the past twenty-five years of science and technology studies. The contributions cover a broad range: history of science; science and politics; science and contemporary democracy; science and the public; science and the constitution; science and metaphors; and science and modernity. The contributors provide a critical overview of how the field of science and technology studies has emerged and developed. While assessing major achievements and potential, they also cast a critical view on deficiencies; provide a diagnosis of where we stand at present and articulate thoughtful concerns about where to go from here. The 2002 Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook provides ideal teaching material for discussion in class. Social Studies of Science and Technology: Looking Back, Ahead is for practising professionals and students in social studies of science and technology. It is also relevant to social scientists who realize the importance of science and technology in contemporary society and to natural scientists who want to find out what this field has to offer
In search of usable knowledge by Helga Nowotny ( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eigenzeit : Entstehung und Strukturierung eines Zeitgefühls by Helga Nowotny ( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in German and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultures of technology and the quest for innovation ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Underlying the current dynamics of technological developments, their divergence or convergence and the abundance of options, promises and risks they contain, is the quest for innovation, the contributors to this volume argue. This is the ninth volume in the 'Making Sense of History' series
Wie männlich ist die Wissenschaft? ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Beiträge befassen sich mit der Dominanz von Männern im Wissenschaftsbetrieb aus den Bereichen Kultur, Recht, Wirtschaft, Medizin und Technik und in der wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisgewinnung
Social concerns for the 1980s : thought and action in social policy by Eurosocial ( Book )
12 editions published in 1984 in English and Multiple languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über den Umgang mit Unsicherheit : die Entdeckung der Gestaltbarkeit von Gesellschaft by Adalbert Evers ( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wissenschaftsforschung : eine Einführung by Ulrike Felt ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sociology of the sciences ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Es ist so. Es könnte auch anders sein : über das veränderte Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft by Helga Nowotny ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Nowotny, H.
Nowotny, H. (Helga)
Nowotny, Helga