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The Society

Society for Social Studies of Science is the oldest and largest scholarly association devoted to understanding science and technology. While as many of us study technology as science, we continue to use our original name, or simply "4S".


The Society for Social Studies of Science exists to facilitate communication across conventional boundaries that separate the disciplines and across national boundaries that separate scholars.

4S includes

Annual membership rates are $45 for professionals and $22 for students and for scholars from Central/Eastern Europe and developing countries. The low cost of membership allows students and scholars from developing countries to receive all the benefits of a professional association at reduced rates.

Our journal is mailed first class, at no extra charge, to all members worldwide. Members also receive Technoscience Updates, a monthly email publication summarizing events in the field. Read more about membership in 4S.

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Telephone USA-225-578-5311

Fax USA-225-578-5102

Department of Sociology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803  USA

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