Journal of Scientometric Research, 2020, 9, 3, 356-358.
Published: December 2020
Type: Book Review
CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies and Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, Pusa Campus, Dr K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi, INDIA.
Pankaj draws upon a rich repository of research materials, engaging with wide cross-disciplinary researchers, and dives deep into the theoretical underpinning of Science and Technology Studies (STS) to develop a thesis that makes us think and introspect. This book is a valuable resource for researchers engaging themselves with STS and innovation studies for researchers at large and have some useful suggestions for policymaking pertinent to India and relevant global context. The book is presented in six chapters with an annexure covering notes and references. The presentation is lucid in a storytelling form of narrative. It draws from rich empirical material with the analysis incisive and bringing the counterfactual arguments in the discussions. How the story would unfold in the chapters is presented in the first Chapter, aptly titled ‘setting the stage’. As we see later, the various dimensions of nanotechnology engagements raised herein become an important referral for later chapters.