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Shaping Technology / Building Society: Studies in Sociotechnical Change

Wiebe E. Bijker, John Law - 1994 - Science - Limited preview
Building on the influential book The Social Construction of Technological Systems, this volume carries forward the project of creating a theory of technological development and implementation that is strongly grounded in both sociology and ...

The Social Construction of Technological Systems, anniversary edition: New ...

Wiebe E. Bijker, Thomas Parke Hughes, Trevor Pinch - 2012 - Technology & Engineering - Limited preview
An anniversary edition of an influential book that introduced a groundbreaking approach to the study of science, technology, and society. This pioneering book, first published in 1987, launched the new field of social studies of technology. It ...

Ordinary Lifestyles

David Bell, Joanne Hollows - 2005 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Lifestyle media - books, magazines, websites, radio andtelevision shows that focus on topics such as cookery,gardening, travel and home improvement - have witnessed anexplosion in recent years. Ordinary Lifestyles explores how popular media texts ...

The Social Shaping of Technology

Donald A. MacKenzie, Judy Wajcman - 1999 - Technology & Engineering - Snippet view
Technological change is often seen as something that follows its own logic -- something we may welcome, or about which we may protest, but which we are unable to alter fundamentally. This reader challenges that assumption and its distinguished ...

Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies

Bruno Latour, Centre de Sociologie de L'Innovation Bruno Latour - 1999 - Science - Limited preview
Using case studies of scientists in the Amazon analysing soil and studying the fermentation of lactic acid, the author shows the myriad steps by which events in the material world are transformed into items of scientific knowledge.

We Have Never Been Modern

Bruno Latour - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
With the rise of science, we moderns believe, the world changed irrevocably, separating us forever from our primitive, premodern ancestors. But if we were to let go of this fond conviction, Bruno Latour asks, what would the world look like? His ...

Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory

Bruno Latour - 2007 - Social Science - No preview available
Latour is a world famous and widely published French sociologist known for his acclaimed writings on the relationship between people, science, and technology. His views have crystallized as 'Actor-Network-Theory' (ANT). This book is the first ...

The Practice of Everyday Life, Volume 1

Michel de Certeau - 1988 - Conduct of life in literature - No preview available
In this incisive book, Michel de Certeau considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the ...

Consuming Technologies: Media and Information in Domestic Spaces

Roger Silverstone, Eric Hirsch - 1994 - Technology & Engineering - No preview available
Consuming Technologies opens for analysis some crucial but rarely examined areas of social, cultural and economic life. At its core is a concern with the complex set of relationships that mark and define the place of the domestic in the modern ...

High Technē: Art and Technology from the Machine Aesthetic to the Posthuman

R. L. Rutsky - 1999 - Art and technology - Limited preview
On art and high tech.