The evolution of the field of Social Studies of Science and Technology in Venezuela: notes from memory.

  • Hebe Vessuri
Keywords: Social studies of science; sociology of science; Venezuela.


Testimony based on personal, subjective, partial, inevitably
biased, memory. As every field of knowledge, the delimitation
of the social studies of science and technology or STS studies
obeyed to intentions of separation, autonomization of a sphere
of reflection relative to neighbouring fields. In these notes I
roughly sketch the development of the international context of
the social studies of science in the first and second halves of the
20th century until the 1970s and the early growth of the field
in Venezuela. I briefly review the evolution of the themes and
theoretical perspectives and conclude with a brief epilogue.