Malcolm Ashmore on Sociology of Science as a Weak Discipline


“The sociology of science in 15 minutes!”
Can the comparatively weak discipline of the sociology of science produce anything as credible (knowledge, facts, truths) as those comparatively “strong” disciplines it investigates? Indeed, why should we trust it at all?
In recent years, together with his partner, Olga Restrepo, Malcolm has been examining several of the “mundane technologies of distrust” prevalent in Colombian society, including the cédula, extravagant home “security” devices, and the functions of the notaría system.

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