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Science, technology and society (STS)

This section contains readings and resources in the field of science, technology and society (STS), including approaches in social construction/shaping of technology, actor-network theory and feminist critique of technoscience.

Bijker, Wiebe E., Hughes, Thomas P. and Pinch, Trevor (eds.) 1987. The Social Construction of Technological Systems. New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology. Cambridge Massachusetts and London: The MIT Press.

Bijker, Wiebe E. and Law, John 1994. Shaping Technology/Building Society. Studies in Sosiotechnical Change. Cambridge Massachusetts and London: The MIT Press.

Bowker, Geoffrey c. and Star, Susan Leigh 1999. Sorting Things Out. Classification and Its Consequences. Cambridge Massachusetts and London: The MIT Press.

Grint, Keith and Woolgar, Steve 1997. The Machine at Work. Technology, Work and Organization. Polity Press 1997.

Haraway, Donna J. 1991. Simians, Cyborgs and Women. The Re-invention of nature. London: Free Association Books.

Haraway, Donna J. 1997. Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium. FemaleMan©_Meets_OncoMouse™. London & New York: Routledge.

Latour, Bruno 1987. Science in Action. How to follow scientists and engineers through society. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Latour, Bruno 1993. We Have Never Been Modern. Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Latour, Bruno 1999. Pandora's Hope. Essays on the Reality of Science Studies. Cambridge, Massachusetts and London: Harvard University Press.

Law, John (ed.) 1991. The Sociology of Monsters? Essays on power, technology and domination. London: Routledge.

Law, John and Hassard, John (eds.) 1999. Actor Network Theory and After. Blackwell 1999.

MacKenzie, Donald; Wajcman, Judy (eds.) 1999.The Social Shaping of Technology, 2nd ed. Open University Press, Buckingham and Philadelphia 1999.

Wajcman, Judy 1993. Feminism Confronts Technology. Cornwall UK: Polity Press.


Law, John 2000. 'Networks, Relations, Cyborgs: on the Social Study of Technology', (draft) published by the Centre for Science Studies and the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, at: http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/sociology/soc042jl.html

Suchman, Lucy 2000: 'Located accountabilities in Technology Production'. Published by the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University at: http://www.comp.lancaster.ac.uk/sociology/soc039ls.html

Science Studies Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University. On-line publications and working papers.

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