Comps List 2
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