STS in a (Post)Socialist Context. Science and Technology Studies in Croatia

Katarina Prpić


Abstract: This paper presents an outline of science and technology studies (STS) in Croatia in both the socialist period and the transitional (or postsocialist) period. Introductory remarks delineate the social and intellectual context of Croatian STS in both observed periods. A brief sketch of early STS follows - primarily philosophical, historical and economic studies. The central section of the article is a presentation of Croatian sociological studies of science and technology from the early eighties until the present. The interdisciplinary issue of Croatian STS is discussed in the conclusions.

Keywords: Science and technology studies; Croatia; socialist period; transitional/ post-socialist period; interdisciplinarity.

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