Inscriptions: writing the social studies of science

About the series

Since the very earliest studies of scientific communities, we have known that texts and worlds are bound together. One of the most important ways to stabilise, organise and grow a laboratory, a group of scholars, even an entire intellectual community, is to write things down. As for science, so for the social studies of science: Inscriptions is a space for writing, recording and inscribing the most exciting current work in sociological and anthropological – and any related – studies of science.

The series foregrounds theoretically innovative and empirically rich interdisciplinary work that is emerging in the United Kingdom and internationally. It is self-consciously hospitable in terms of its approach to discipline (all areas of social sciences are considered), topic (we are interested in all scientific objects, including biomedical objects) and scale (books will include both fine-grained case studies and broad accounts of scientific cultures).

For readers, the series signals a new generation of scholarship captured in monograph form – tracking and analysing how science moves through our societies, cultures and lives. Employing innovative methodologies for investigating changing worlds, is home to compelling new accounts of how science, technology, biomedicine and the environment translate and transform our social lives.

Inscriptions logoSeries editors
Des Fitzgerald, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Exeter
Amy Hinterberger, Reader in Global Health and Social Medicine, King’s College London

Editorial advisory board
Vivette García Deister, National Autonomous University of Mexico
John Gardner, Monash University
Maja Horst, Technical University of Denmark
Robert Kirk, University of Manchester
Stéphanie Loyd, Université Laval
Alice Mah, University of Warwick
Deboleena Roy, Emory University
Hallam Stevens, Nanyang Technological University
Niki Vermeulen, University of Edinburgh
Megan Warin, University of Adelaide
Malte Ziewitz, Cornell University

Contact Tom Dark for further information. See our house style guidelines and proposal form for guidance on submitting a book proposal.

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