SRI Dissertation Precis.

Posted by Stephanie Lynne Thorburn on January 19, 2011 at 8:01 AM


Socioastronomy on webs will be home to my ongoing published works dissertation on the Space Renaissance Initiative.  Here is a precis of the parameters of the research project and a web link to my published literature review on Los Angeles Chronicle, November 2010. 


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Project Précis.



The focus of my Sociological discourse analytical research is on the strategic thesis of the Space Renaissance Initiative (SRI) - my research is primarily Sociology orientated, although the field of Socio-Astronomy is fundamentally interdisciplinary in scope.



My work engages with key elements of the Space Renaissance Initiative's strategic thesis and discourse in relation to modern environmental political theory. My research highlights the role of the Space Renaissance Initiative in challenging our thinking with respect to human scientific, technological evolution and examines the implications of the SRI's thesis in regard to environmental and socio-cultural developmental issues. In particular, my dissertation addresses questions of rationalisation as posed by the work of social theorist Max Weber. I am developing my dissertation in view of the organisation's forthcoming International Congress in 2011. My discourse analysis examines ethical questions in relation to the research process and utilises primarily qualitative methods.



To date, I have published a component of my literature review in Los Angeles Chronicle, November 2010. The working title of the dissertation is:



‘The Astrosociological Imagination and the Space Renaissance Initiative- A Discourse Analytical Perspective’.


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