A map of the nanoworld: Sizing up the science, politics, and business of the infinitesimal

Debashish Munshi, Priya Kurian, Robert V. Bartlett, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

Mapping out the eight main nodes of nanotechnology discourse that have emerged in the past decade, we explore how various scientific, social, and ethical islands of discussion have developed, been recognized, and are being continually renegotiated. We do so by (1) identifying the ways in which scientists, policy makers, entrepreneurs, educators, and environmental groups draw boundaries on issues relating to nanotechnology; (2) describing concisely the perspectives from which these boundaries are drawn; and (3) exploring how boundaries on nanotechnology are marked and negotiated through contestations of power among various nodes of nanotechnology discourse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-452
Number of pages21
JournalFutures
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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