Calendar


Fall 2015

August

T 25: "Introductions"
Our Tasks
❦ Please surf the course web site focusing on the course calendar, syllabus and assignments.
❦ We will invite you to join the class wiki. On doing so, within the next 48 hours, please post a brief personal profile.
Please read:
❧ Fuller, Steve. New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies, 1-7. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2007.
❧ Hess, David J. Science Studies: An Advanced Introduction, 1-5. New York: New York University Press, 1997.

Our Goals
✦ Orientating to the course structure and resources and to Science and Technology Studies.

Recommended Resources
• Edwards. Paul N. "How to Read a Book, v4.0." School of Information: University of Michigan (2008): 1-9. www.si.umich.edu/~pne/.
Science, technology and society from Wikipedia.
• Scott, Janny. 1996. "Postmodern Gravity Deconstructed, Slyly." New York Times, May 18. http://www.nytimes.com/1996/05/18/nyregion/postmodern-gravity-deconstructed-slyly.html
• A series of YouTube videos from the conference "Science and Technology Studies: The Next Twenty" (April 7-9, 2011) at the Harvard Kennedy School. Perhaps a focus: "Science and Technology Studies: Opening the Black Box."

September

T 1: "What is STS?"
Our Tasks
Please read:
❦ The Exam, Social History and Question Formation assignments and bring any questions you have to class.
❧ Hilgartner, Stephen. "Institutionalizing Science and Technology Studies in the Academy." In Social Studies of Science and Technology: Looking Back Ahead, edited by B. Joerges and H. Nowotny, 201-210. Dordrecht & Boston: Kluwer, 2003.
❧ Latour, Bruno. "Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern." Critical Inquiry 30, no. 2 (2004): 225-248.
❧ Winner, Langdon. "Do Artifacts Have Politics?" Daedalus 109, no. 1 (1980): 121-136.

Our Goals
✦ Beginning to define STS.

Recommended Resources
• Harding, Sandra. "Is Science Multicultural? Challenges, resources, opportunities, uncertainties." Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology. 1994, 2: 301-330.
• Sismondo, Sergio. "The Prehistory of Science and Technology Studies." In An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. 1-11.

T 8: "Paradigm Shifts: Debating the Nature of Science"
Our Tasks
Please read:
❧ Kuhn, Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 3rd edition. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1996. Please pay particular attention to chapters I, III, V, VII and X.
Please refer:
❧ Lakatos, Imre. "Science and Pseudoscience." Broadcast on 6/30/1973 for an Open University course on "Problems of Philosophy." http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/lakatos/scienceAndPseudoscience.htm.

Question Forum 1
○ Team 1 Members: Please post your questions on the reading to the Question 1 Forum on the wiki by noon on Friday (9/4) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Team 1 Members: Please post your keywords to Keywords page on the wiki by noon on Friday (9/4) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Respondents: Please post your response to selected questions to the Question 1 Forum on the wiki by 3 p.m. on Sunday (9/6) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Class Members: Please provide your assessment of the presentation within 24 hours (by 9/9) of the end of class (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Team 1 Members: Please post your syntheses to the Synthesis page on the wiki within 48 hours (by 9/10) of the end of class (for reference the Question Formation assignment).

Our Goals
✦ Addressing the team's questions.

Recommended Resources
• Feyerabend, Paul. Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge. London: Verso, 1975.
• Fleck, Ludwig. The Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact edited by T.J. Trenn and R.K. Merton, foreword by Thomas Kuhn Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979. (English translation).
• Fuller, Steve. Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
• Hanson, Norwood Russell. Patterns of Discovery: An Inquiry into the Conceptual Foundations of Science. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1959.
• Koyré, Alexandre. From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1957.
• Popper, Karl. "A Survey of Some Fundamental Problems." In The Logic of Scientific Discovery. London & New York: Routledge, 1992. 27-48 [first pub. 1934].
• Wittgenstein, Ludwig. Philosophical Investigations. Oxford: Blackwell, 1958.
• Zammito, John H. "Doing Kuhn One Better: The (Failed) Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science." In A Nice Derangement of Epistemes: Post-positivism in the Study of Science from Quine to Latour, 90-122. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

T 15: "Constructing Truth"
Our Tasks
Please read:
❧ Collins, Harry M. "The TEA Set: Tacit Knowledge and Scientific Networks." Science Studies 4, no. 2 (1974): 165-185.
❧ Merton, Robert K. "The Normative Structure of Science." In The Sociology of Science: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations, 267-278. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1973.
❧ Mulkay, Michael J. "Norms and Ideology in Science." Social Science Information 15, no. 4 (1976): 637-656.

Our Goals
✦ Examining the move from positing social norms governing scientific action to conducting field studies of scientific practice.

Recommended Resources:
• Barnes, Barry, and David Bloor. "Relativism, Rationalism and the Sociology of Knowledge." In Rationality and Relativism, edited by M. Hollis and S. Lukes, 21-47. Oxford: Blackwell, 1982.
• Bloor, David. "The Strengths of the Strong Programme in the Sociology of Knowledge." Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (1981): 199-213.
• Bloor, David. Knowledge and Social Imagery. Chicago and London: Chicago University Press, 1991; ch.1, conclusion, afterword.
• Collins, Harry M. "An Empirical Relativist Programme in the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge." In Science Observed: Perspectives on the Social Study of Science, edited by K. Knorr-Cetina and M. Mulkay, 83-113. London: Sage, 1983.
• Collins, Harry M. Changing Order: Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice. Chicago & London: Chicago University Press, 1992; chs. 2-4.
• Laudan, Larry. "The Pseudo-Science of Science?" Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (1981): 173-98.


T 22: "Social Construction of Technology"
Our Tasks
Please read:
❧ Hughes, Thomas P. "The Evolution of Large Technological Systems." In The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology edited by Wiebe E. Bijker, Thomas P. Hughes and Trevor Pinch, 51-82. MIT Press, 1987.
❧ Mackenzie, Donald. "Nuclear Missile Testing and the Social Construction of Accuracy." In The Science Studies Reader, edited by M. Biagioli. New York: Routledge, 1999. 342-357.
❧ Pinch, Trevor J. and Wiebe E. Bijker. "The Social Construction of Facts and Artifacts, or How the Sociology of Science and the Sociology of Technology Might Benefit from Each Other." In The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology, edited by W. E. Bijker, T. P. Hughes and T. J. Pinch, 17-50. Cambridge and London: MIT Press, 1987.

Question Forum 2
○ Team 2 Members: Please post your questions on the reading to the Question 2 Forum on the wiki by noon on Friday (9/18) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Team 2 Members: Please post your keywords to Keywords page on the wiki by noon on Friday (9/18) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Respondents: Please post your response to selected questions to the Question 1 Forum on the wiki by 3 p.m. on Sunday (9/20) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Class Members: Please provide your assessment of the presentation within 24 hours (by 9/23) of the end of class (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Team 2 Members: Please post your syntheses to the Synthesis page on the wiki within 48 hours (by 9/24) of the end of class (for reference the Question Formation assignment).

Our Goals
✦ Addressing the team's questions.

Recommended Resources
• Cowan, Ruth Schwartz. More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave. New York: Basic Books, 1983. Introduction, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Postscript.
• Cowan, Ruth Schwartz. "The Industrial Revolution in the Home." In The Social Shaping of Technology (2nd ed), edited by Donald MacKenzie and Judy Wajcman, 181-201. Milton Keyes, UK: Open University Press, 1985.
• Feenberg, Andrew. Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002.
• Heidegger, Martin. The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.
• Hughes, Thomas P. "Technological Momentum." In Does Technology Drive History? The Dilemma of Technological Determinism, edited by M. R. Smith and L. Marx, 101-113. Cambridge & London: MIT Press, 1994.
• Maines, Rachel. "Socially Camouflaged Technologies: the Case of the Electromechanical Vibrator [with historical documents]." In American Technology, edited by C. W. Pursell, 116-130. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2001.
• Marx, Leo. "Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept." Social Research 64, no. 3 (1997): 965-988.
• Mitcham, Carl. Thinking through Technology: The Path between Engineering and Philosophy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
• Oldenziel, Ruth. Making Technology Masculine: Men, Women and Modern Machines in America, 1870-1945. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1999.
• Pitt, Joseph. Thinking about Technology. New York: Seven Bridges Press, 2000.
• Winner, Langdon. Autonomous Technology: Technics-out-of-Control as a Theme in Political Thought. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1977.


T 29: "Politics by Other Means? Historicizing Experimental Science"
Our Tasks
Part 1 of the Social History assignment due to the wiki by midnight.
Please read:
❧ Shapin, Steven and Simon Schaffer. Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985. Please pay particular attention to chapters I, II IV, VI and VIII.
❧ Hacking, Ian. "Artificial Phenomena." Review of Leviathan and the Air Pump: Hobbes, Boyle and the Experimental Life by Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer. British Journal for the History of Science 24, no. 2 (June 1991), 235-241.

Our Goals
✦ Considering whether "Hobbes was right."

Recommended Resources
• Biagioli, Mario. "Galileo the Emblem Maker." Isis 81 (1990): 230-258.
• Hill, Christopher. "'A new kind of clergy': Ideology and the experimental method. Review of Steven Shapin & Simon Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-Pump." Social Studies of Science 16, no. 4 (1986): 726-734.
• Rosenberg, Charles E. "Editorial: Woods or Trees? Ideas and Actors in the History of Science." Isis 79, no. 4 (1988): 564-570.
• Westfall, Richard S. "Review of Leviathan and the Air-Pump." Philosophy of Science 54, no. 1 (1987): 128-130.

October

T 6: "Laboratory Studies: Constructionist and Ethnographic Approaches"
Our Tasks
Please post three to five potential mid-term questions to the Exam Question Bank page by noon on Friday, October 9.
Please read:
❧ Knorr Cetina, Karin."7 Laboratory Studies: The Cultural Approach to the Study of Science." In Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, edited by Sheila Jasanoff, Gerald E. Markle, James C. Peterson and Trevor Pinch, 140-166. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 1995.
❧ Latour, Bruno. "Give Me a Laboratory and I Will Raise the World." In Science Observed, 141-170. (1983).
❧ Traweek, Sharon. Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1988. Prologue and chapter 1.

Question Forum 3
○ Team 3 Members: Please post your questions on the reading to the Question 1 Forum on the wiki by noon on Friday (10/2) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Team 3 Members: Please post your keywords to Keywords page on the wiki by noon on Friday (10/2) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Respondents: Please post your response to selected questions to the Question 1 Forum on the wiki by 3 p.m. on Sunday (10/4) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Class Members: Please provide your assessment of the presentation within 24 hours (by 10/7) of the end of class (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Team 3 Members: Please post your syntheses to the Synthesis page on the wiki within 48 hours (by 10/8) of the end of class (for reference the Question Formation assignment).

Our Goals
✦ Addressing the team's questions.

Recommended Resources
• Gusterson, Hugh. Nuclear Rites: A Weapons Laboratory at the End of the Cold War. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 1996.
• Knorr-Cetina, Karin. "The Ethnographic Study of Scientific Work: Towards a Constructivist Sociology of Science." In Science Observed, edited by K. Knorr-Cetina and M. Mulkay, 115-140. London: Sage, 1983.
• Latour, Bruno, and Steve Woolgar. Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts. 2nd ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.
• Price, Derek J. De Solla. Little Science, Big Science ... and beyond. 2 ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986; selections.

T 13: "Actor-Network Theory"
Our Tasks
Mid-Term Exam due no later than midnight Friday (10/16).
Please read:
❧ Akrich, Madeleine. "The De-Scription of Technical Objects." In Shaping Technology/Building Society: Studies in Sociotechnical Change, edited by W. E. Bijker and J. Law, 205-225. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1997.
❧ Amsterdamska, Olga. "Surely You are Joking, Monsieur Latour!" Science, Technology & Human Values 15, no. 4 (1990): 495-504.
❧ Latour, Bruno. Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2007.
❧ Shapin, Steven. "Following Scientists Around." Social Studies of Science 18, no. 3 (Aug. 1988): 533-550.

Our Goals:
✦ Examining the methodological edicts and outcomes of actor-network theory.

Recommended Resources
• Barron, Colin, editor. "A strong distinction between humans and non-humans is no longer required for research purposes: a debate between Bruno Latour and Steve Fuller." History of the Human Sciences 16, no. 2 (2003): 77-99.
• Callon, Michel. "Techno-economic networks and irreversibility." In A Sociology of Monsters: Essays on Power, Technology and Domination edited by John Law, 132-165. London: Routledge, 1991.
• Collins, Harry M., and Steven Yearley. "Epistemological Chicken." In Science as Practice and Culture, edited by Andrew Pickering, 301-326. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.
• Latour, Bruno. Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
• Latour, Bruno. Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.
• Law, John and John Hassard, editors. Actor Network Theory and After Oxford and Keele: Blackwell and the Sociological Review, 1999.
• Sismondo, Sergio. "Actor-Network Theory." In An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies by Sergio Sismundo, 65-74. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

T 20: "The Politics of Expertise"
Our Tasks
Please read:
❧ Epstein, Steven "The Construction of Lay Expertise: AIDS Activism and the Forging of Credibility in the Reform of Clinical Trials." Science, Technology, & Human Values 20 no. 4 (1995): 408-437.
❧ Gieryn, Thomas. "Boundary-Work and the Demarcation of Science from Non-Science: Strains and Interests in Professional Ideologies of Scientists." American Sociological Review 48, no. 6 (1983): 781-95.
❧ Nelkin, Dorothy. "The Political Impact of Technical Expertise." Social Studies of Science 5, no. 1 (1975): 35-54.
❧ Oreskes, Naomi. "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change." Science 306, no. 3 December (2004): 1686.

Our Goals:
✦ Exploring the attribution and political impact of scientific and technical expertise.

Recommended Resources
• Collins, Harry and Robert Evans. "The Third Wave of Science Studies: Studies of Expertise and Experience." Social Studies of Science 32, no. 2 (2002): 235-296.
• Hilgartner, Stephen. Science on Stage: Expert Advice as Public Drama. Stanford, CA: Standford University Press, 2000.
• Jasanoff, Sheila. "Breaking the Waves in Science Studies: Comment on H.M. Collins and Robert Evans, 'The Third Wave of Science Studies'." Social Studies of Science 33, no. 3 (2003): 389-400.
• Miller, Clarke. "The Politics of Climate Change." In Controversies in Science and Technology, edited by D. Kleinman, A. J. Kinchy and J. Handelsman, 289-304. Madison, WI.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008.
• Wynne, Brian. "Seasick on the Third Wave? Subverting the Hegemony of Propositionalism." Social Studies of Science 33, no. 3 (2013): 401-417.

T 27: "Objectivity and Situated Knowledge"
Our Tasks
Part 2 of the Social History assignment due to the wiki by midnight.
Please read:
❧ Daston, Lorraine and Peter Galison. Objectivity. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007. Selections.
❧ Haraway, Donna. "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective." In Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, 183-201. New York: Routledge, 1991.
❧ Hartsock, Nancy C. M. "The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism." (missing pages) In Discovering Reality: Feminist Perspectives on Epistemology, Metaphysics, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, edited by S. Harding and M. B. Hintikka, 293-310. Dordrecht, Boston, London: D. Reidel, 1983.

Our Goals:
✦ Addressing the politics of objectivity and the feminist critique.

Recommended Resources
• Cockburn, Cynthia "The material of male power." In The Social Shaping of Technology. 2nd ed., edited by Donald MacKenzie and Judy Wajcman, 125-146. Open University Press, 1999.
• Haraway, Donna. "Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century." In Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, 149-181. New York: Routledge, 1991.
• Longino, Helen E. Science as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Pr., 1990.
• Rheinberger, Hans-Jorg. Toward a History of Epistemic Things: Synthesizing Proteins in the Test Tube. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997.

November

T 3: "Technology and Human Agency: Machines, Workers, Users"
Our Tasks
Please read:
❧ Braverman, Harry. "Technology and capitalist control." In The Social Shaping of Technology. 2nd ed., edited by Donald MacKenzie and Judy Wajcman, 158-160. Open University Press, 1999.
❧ Marx, Karl. "The machine versus the worker." In The Social Shaping of Technology. 2nd ed., edited by Donald MacKenzie and Judy Wajcman, 156-157. Open University Press, 1999.
❧ Noble, David F. "Social choice in machine design: the case of automatically controlled machine tools." In The Social Shaping of Technology. 2nd ed., edited by Donald MacKenzie and Judy Wajcman, 109-124. Open University Press, 1999.
❧ Oudshoorn, Nellie and Trevor Pinch. "Introduction: How Users and Non-Users Matter." In How Users Matter: The Co-Construction of Users and Technology, edited by Nellie Oudshoorn and Trevor Pinch, 1-27. Boston: MIT Press, 2005.

Question Forum 4
○ Team 4 Members: Please post your questions on the reading to the Question 4 Forum on the wiki by noon on Friday (10/30) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Team 4 Members: Please post your keywords to Keywords page on the wiki by noon on Friday (10/30) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Respondents: Please post your response to selected questions to the Question 1 Forum on the wiki by 3 p.m. on Sunday (11/1) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Class Members: Please provide your assessment of the presentation within 24 hours (by 11/4) of the end of class (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Team 4 Members: Please post your syntheses to the Synthesis page on the wiki within 48 hours (by 11/6) of the end of class (for reference the Question Formation assignment).

Our Goals:
✦ Addressing the team's questions.

Recommended Resources
• Kline, Ron and Trevor Pinch, "Users as Agents of Technological Change: The Social Construction of the Automobile in the Rural United States." Technology and Culture 37 (1996) 763-795.
• Thomas, Robert J."What Machines Can't Do: Politics and Technology in the Industrial Enterprise." In The Social Shaping of Technology. 2nd ed., edited by Donald MacKenzie and Judy Wajcman, 199-221. Open University Press, 1999.

T 10: "The Power of Numbers"
Our Tasks
Please read:
❧ Lampland, Martha. "False Numbers as Formalizing Practices." Social Studies of Science 40 (2010): 377-404.
❧ Porter, Theodore. "Quantification and the Accounting Ideal in Science." Social Studies of Science 22 (1992): 633-652.
❧ Rose, Nikolas. "Governing By Numbers: Figuring Out Democracy." Accounting, Organizations and Society 16.7 (1991): 673-692.

Our Goals:
✦ Analyzing the influence of quantification in various social areans.

Recommended Resources
• Bowker, Geoffrey C., and Susan Leigh Star. Sorting Things Out: Classification and its Consequences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999; 1-133.
• Lessig, Lawrence. "Four puzzles from cyberspace" and "What things regulate." In Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. New York: Basic Books, 2002. 9-23, 85-99.
• O'Malley, Pat. "Risk and Responsibility." In Foucault and Political Reason: Liberalism, Neo-Liberalism and the Rationalities of Government, edited by A. Barry, T. Osborne and N. Rose, 189-207. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
• Porter, Theodore M. Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life. 2nd ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.
• Scott, James.
Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. Chapter 1.

T 17: "The Global Turn"
Our Tasks
Please read:
❧ Anderson, Warwick. "Introduction: Postcolonial Technoscience." Social Studies of Science 32, no. 5/6, (2002): 643-658.
❧ Elshakry, Marwa. "When Science Became Western: Historiographical Reflections." Isis 101 (March 2010), 98-109.
❧ Turnbull, David. "Conclusion: Rationality, Relativism and the Politics of Knowledge" and "'On with the motley': The contingent assemblage of knowledge spaces." In Masons, Tricksters, and Cartographers: Comparative Studies in the Sociology of Scientific and Indigenous Knowledge. Taylor & Francis, 2000. 216-232, 19-52.

Question Forum 5
○ Team 5 Members: Please post your questions on the reading to the Question 5 Forum on the wiki by noon on Friday (11/13) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Team 5 Members: Please post your keywords to Keywords page on the wiki by noon on Friday (11/13) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Respondents: Please post your response to selected questions to the Question 5 Forum on the wiki by 3 p.m. on Sunday (11/15) (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Class Members: Please provide your assessment of the presentation within 24 hours (by 11/18) of the end of class (for reference the Question Formation assignment).
○ Team 5 Members: Please post your syntheses to the Synthesis page on the wiki within 48 hours (by 11/19) of the end of class (for reference the Question Formation assignment).

Our Goals:
✦ Examing the global impact of science and technology.

Recommended Resources
• Adas, Michael. Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1989.
• Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso, 1983; selections.
• Appadurai, Arjun. Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.
• Headrick, Daniel R. The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century . New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
• Hecht, Gabrielle. "Rupture Talk in the Nuclear Age: Conjugating Colonial Power in Africa." Social Studies of Science 32, no. 5/6 (2002): 691-727.
• Jasanoff, Sheila. Designs on Nature: Science and Democracy in Europe and the United States. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005; selections.
• Mitchell, Timothy. Colonising Egypt. Cambridge et al.: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
• Moon, Suzanne. "The Emergence of Technological Development and the Question of Native Identity in the Netherlands East Indies." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 36, no. 2 (2005): 191-206.
• Oosterhout, Dianne van. "From Colonial to Postcolonial Irrigation Technology: Technological Romanticism and the Revival of Colonial Water Tanks in Java, Indonesia." Technology and Culture 49 (2008): 701-726.

Holiday Break

December

T 1: "Social History Roundtable"
Our Tasks:
Stage 3 of the Social History assignment, the roundtable discussion, will held for 50 minutes. A 10-15 minute question and answer session will follow.
Stage 4 of the Social History assignment due to the wiki by midnight.
Please post three to five potential end-of-term questions to the Exam Question Bank page by noon on Friday, December 4.
Our Goals:
✦ Examining your social history of STS.

T 8: "Recent Trends in STS"
Our Tasks
Please read:
❧ Woolgar, Steve and Javier Lezaun. "The wrong bin bag: A turn to ontology in science and technology studies?." Social Studies of Science 43 (2013): 321-340.
❧ van Heur, Bas, Loet Leydesdorff, and Sally Wyatt. "Turning to ontology in STS? Turning to STS through 'ontology'." Social Studies of Science 43 (2013): 341-362.
❧ Law, John and Marianne Elisabeth Lien. "Slippery: Field notes in empirical ontology." Social Studies of Science 43 (2013): 363-378.
Our Goals:
✦ Examing yet another turn in STS— the ontological turn.

Recommended Resources

• Fuller, Steve. Humanity 2.0: What it Means to be Human Past, Present and Future. London: Palgrave, 2011.
• Latour, Bruno. An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Universty Press, 2013.

M 14: "Final"
End-of-Term Exam due no later than 9:00 p.m.
Final version of Social History assignment due no later than 9:00 p.m.

Well Done!

Introduction to STS