Ecologies of Knowledge: Work and Politics in Science and Technology


This collection of articles provides a comprehensive overview of personal and public issues related to social change and how they shape scientific and technical knowledge.
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This collection of articles provides a comprehensive overview of personal and public issues related to social change and how they shape scientific and technical knowledge.
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Susan Leigh Star

Part 1: Politics and Problems

1. Science, Social Problems, and Progressive Thought:Essays on the Tyranny of Science

Jennifer Croissant and Sal Restivo

2. The Politics of Formal Representations: Wizards, Gurus, and Organizational Complexity

Susan Leigh Star

3. Computerization Movements and the Mobilizaiton of Support for Computerization

Rob Kling and C. Suzanne Iacono

4. Representation, Cognition, and Self: What Hope for an Integration of Psychology and Sociology?

Steve Woolgar

Part 2: Materials and Spaces

5. Research Materials and Reproductive Science in the United States, 1910–1940

Adele E. Clarke

6. Laboratory Space and the Technological Complex: An Investigation of Topical Contextures

Michael Lynch

7. Mixing Humans and Nonhumans Together: The Sociology of a Door-Closer

Jim Johnson, a.k.a. Bruno Latour

Part 3: Workplace Ecologies

8. Engineering and Sociology in a Military Aircraft Project: A Network Analysis of Technological Change

John Law and Michel Callon

9. Ecologies of Action: Recombining Genes, Molecularizing Cancer, and Transforming Biology

Joan H. Fujimura




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