Rachel Carson Prize (academic book prize)

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Rachel Carson Prize
Awarded for A book "of social or political relevance" in the field of science and technology studies
Sponsored by Society for Social Studies of Science
Date 1998 (1998)
Official website www.4sonline.org/prizes/carson

The Rachel Carson Prize is awarded annually by the Society for Social Studies of Science, an international academic association based in the United States. It is given for a book "of social or political relevance" in the field of science and technology studies. This prize was created in 1996.[1]


  • 2014. Robert N. Proctor, Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
  • 2013. Tim Choy, Ecologies of Comparison
  • 2012. Stefan Helmreich, Alien Oceans
  • 2011. Lynn M. Morgan, Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos
  • 2010. Susan Greenhalgh, Just One Child
  • 2009. Jeremy Greene, Prescribing by Numbers
  • 2008. Joseph Masco, The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New Mexico
  • 2007. Charis Thompson, Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies
  • 2006. Joseph Dumit, Picturing Personhood: Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity
  • 2005. Nelly Oudshoorn, The Male Pill
  • 2004. Jean Langford, Fluent Bodies
  • 2003. Simon Cole, Suspect Identities: A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal Identification
  • 2002. Stephen Hilgartner, Science On Stage: Expert Advice as Public Drama
  • 2001. Andrew Hoffman. From Heresy to Dogma: An Institutional History of Corporate Environmentalism
  • 2000. Wendy Espeland. The Struggle for Water: Politics, Rationality, and Identity in the American Southwest
  • 1999. Steven Epstein, Impure Science: AIDS, Activism, and the Politics of Knowledge
  • 1998. Diane Vaughan, The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA