I have a piece in the Spring 2016 edition of gnovis. It’s a short(ish) paper about tracking green urban imaginaries and subtle racial exclusions in the enthusiasm for urban agriculture. You can check it out (open access!) here.
Epistemologies of Technology List
Some preliminary questions: How do technological systems, machines, apparatuses, and practices shape the conditions of knowledge? How does the practice of thinking with and through technology structure a social world, yet differ from a classic SCOT approach to STS? Does this mechanic of worldmaking predispose one to potentially problematic forms of techno-political thinking?
Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (selections)
Thomas P. Hughes, Human-Built World: How to Think about Technology and Culture
Bruno Latour, Pandora’s Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies (selections)
Andrew Pickering, The Mangle of Practice
Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison, Objectivity
Harry Collins, Tacit and Explicit Knowledge
Paul Feyerabend, Against Method: Outline of an Anarchist Theory of Knowledge (selections)
Sandra Harding, Objectivity and Diversity: Another Logic of Scientific Research
Karen Barad, Meeting the Universe Halfway
Judy Wajcman, Feminism Confronts Technology
Michelle Murphy, Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty: Environmental Politics, Technoscience, and Women Workers
Donna Haraway, “Situated Knowledges: the Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective.” In Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature.” Routledge, 1991.
Jeremy Cohen and Lowell Duckert, eds. Elemental Ecocriticism: Thinking with Earth, Air, Water, and Fire
Alandra Nelson, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination
Annemarie Mol, The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice
Ruth Cowan, More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave
History of Technology
Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-Pump:Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life
Leo Marx, “Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept.” Technology and Culture 51, no. 3 (2010): 561–77.
Bowker and Starr, Sorting things out. The politics of taxonomy & ontologies
James Beniger, The Control Revolution
Nicole Starosielski, The Undersea Network
Donald McKenzie, The Social Shaping of Technology
Thierry Bardini, Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing
Nikolai Krementsov. A Martian Stranded on Earth: Alexander Bogdanov, Blood Transfusions, and Proletarian Science. (e-book)
Bernard Siegert, Cultural Techniques
EP Thompson, “Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism.” Past and Present 38 (Dec 1967): 56-97.
Ulrich Beck, “Risk society and the Provident State.” In Risk, Environment & Modernity: Towards a New Ecology. Ed. Scott Lash, Bronislaw Szarzynski, and Brian Wynne: 27-43.. Sage, 1996.
Donald McKenzie, ”Nuclear Missile Testing and the Social Construction of Accuracy.” In The Science Studies Reader ed. Mario Bagioli 342-357.
James C. Scott, Seeing Like a State How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed
Michel Foucault, Security, Territory, Population
Laura Kurgan, Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics
Janet Vertesi, Seeing Like a Rover: How Robots, Teams, and Images Craft Knowledge of Mars
Langdon Winner. “Do Artifacts Have Politics?” Daedalus 109: 121-136.
Madeleine Akrich, “The De-Scription of Technical Objects.” In Shaping Technology, Building Society: Studies in Sociotechnical Change. Cambridge, MA:MIT 2000.
Bruno Latour, “Where are the Missing Masses? The Sociology of a Few Mundane Artifacts.”
Pickering, The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches of Another Future
Chandra Mukerji, Territorial Ambitions of the Gardens of Versailles