STS Leesclub Universiteit Twente
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Once called the "script group", because the script concept was a common interest of the original members, the reading group or leesclub at the University of Twente has the aim to read and critically discuss texts from Science and Technology Studies (STS) and its constituting disciplines.
Participants of the reading group mainly are PhD candidates from the Philosophy Department (http://www.gw.utwente.nl/wijsb/) at the School of Behavioral Sciences as well as from the Science, Technology and Policy Studies Department STePS (http://www.mb.utwente.nl/steps/) at the School of Management and Governance. Many of them are members of the Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture WTMC (http://www.wtmc.net/); thus, choice of texts might be influenced by (but not limited to) upcoming WTMC events or WTMC core literature list (http://www.wtmc.net/wiki/index.php?title=WTMC_core_literature). As the participants study diverse topics in science, technology and innovation, the reading group aims at facilitating development of common knowledge base or at least searching for some shared points of reference.
During each meeting, next meeting's text and date are selected. Therefore, there is neither program nor a time table. However, to get an impression of selected texts, see the list below. Members are invited to make suggestions. Occasionally the Leesclub discusses texts produced by its members, for instance in the case of a rehearsal promotion.
If you would like to participate, contact the coordinator: Bart Walhout (http://www.utwente.nl/mb/steps/people/phd/walhout/walhout.doc)
Previous coordinators include
- Inga Ulnicane (http://www.mb.utwente.nl/steps/people/phd/ulnicane/) (June 2010-September 2011).
- Steven Dorrestijn (2009-May 2010)
- Govert Valkenburg
- Frank van der Most
- Jurgen Ganzevles
- Lynsey Dubbeld
- Swen Stoop
- Mid September (exact date TBA)
(Time and location usually: 15:30pm, Faculty Club)
Ideas for the texts: Hannah Arendt, Annemarie Mol, Bruno Latour (http://www.bruno-latour.fr/), Karl Weick, Michael Polanyi, Joseph Ben-David, Oliver Williamson, Andrew van de Ven, Donna Haraway, Lucy Suchman, Ian Hacking, Peter Galison, Andrew Pickering... Suggestions are welcome!
- Epistemic cultures: Karin Knorr Cetina (2005) Culture in Global Knowledge Societies: Knowledge Cultures and Epistemic Cultures. In: Jacobs, D. & Weiss Hanrahan, N. (ed) The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture. Blackwell, 2005 | Karen Kastenhofer (2007) Converging epistemic cultures? A discussion drawing on empirical findings. Innovation, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2007 | Andrea Bonaccorsi (2010) New Forms of Complementarity in Science. Minerva (2010) 48:355–387 (June 12)
- Expectations versus Imaginaries: Bakker et al (2012) Credible expectations - The US Department of Energy's Hydrogen Program as enactor and selector of hydrogen technologies. Technological Forecasting & Social Change | Borup et al (2006) The Sociology of Expectations in Science and Technology. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management Vol. 18, Nos. 3/4, 285–298 | Jasanoff & Kim (2009) Containing the Atom: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Nuclear Power in the United States and South Korea. Minerva (2009) 47:119–146 (May 9)
- The scientific life: Shapin, S (2008): The scientific life - chapter 6&7 (April 3)
- Nowotny cs. on knowledge production: Gibbons et al. (1993) The new production of knowledge [Introductory chapters]. London: Thousand Oaks | Nowotny (2003) Dilemma of expertise – democratising expertise and socially robust knowledge. Science and Public Policy, June 2003 | Nowotny et al. (2004) ‘Mode 2’ Revisited: The New Production of Knowledge. Minerva (Springer), Volume 41, Number 3, 2003 | Nowotny (2005) The Changing Nature of Public Science (the introductory chapter of ‘The public nature of science under assault’, Springer, 2005) | Hessels & van Lente (2008) Re-thinking new knowledge production - A literature review and a research agenda. Research Policy 37 (2008) (February 14)
- ANT, knowledge production and epistemology: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (2010). On Historicizing Epistemology: An Essay. Stanford: Stanford University Press (December 20)
- Actor-Network Theory (ANT): Akrich, M., W. Bijker, et al. (1992). The De-Scription of Technical Objects. In: Shaping Technology / Building Society. Cambridge/MA, MIT Press. Callon, M. (1987). Society in the Making: The Study of Technology as a Tool for Socio-logical Analysis. In: The Social Construction of Technological Systems. M. Callon, W. E. Bijker, T. P. Hughes and T. J. Pinch. Cambridge/MA. (November 16)
- Democracy and Politics: Chantal Mouffe (2002) Politics and passions - the stakes of democracy (http://www.westminster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/6456/Politics-and-Passions.pdf). Centre for the Study of Democracy, 2002 (October 25)
- Public participation in governance of S&T: Rob Hagendijk & Alan Irwin (2006). "Public deliberation and governance: Engaging with science and technology in contemporary Europe." Minerva, 44(2), 167-184.; Alan Irwin (2006). "The politics of talk: Coming to terms with the 'new' scientific governance." Social Studies of Science, 36(2), 299-320. (September 13)
- Future expectations & promises in STI: Nik Brown & Mike Michael (2003). "A sociology of expectations: Retrospecting prospects and prospecting retrospects". Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 15(1), 3-18. Mads Borup, Nik Brown, Kornelia Konrad & Harro Van Lente (2006). "The sociology of expectations in science and technology". Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 18(3-4), 285-298. (June 28)
- Boundary Work: Thomas F. Gieryn (1983). "Boundary-Work and the Demarcation of Science from Non-Science - Strains and Interests in Professional Ideologies of Scientists". American Sociological Review, 48(6), 781-795. Additional: Thomas F. Gieryn (1995). Boundaries of Science. In S. Jasanoff, Markle, G, Petersen, J, Pinch, T (Ed.), Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (pp. 393-443). Thousand Oaks/London/New Delhi: Sage. (May 3)
- History & STS: Peter Dear & Sheila Jasanoff (2010). "Dismantling Boundaries in Science and Technology Studies". Isis, 101(4), 759-774. Additional: Lorraine Daston (2009). "Science Studies and the History of Science". Critical Inquiry, 35(4), 798-813. (April 5)
- Boundary Objects: Susan Leigh Star & James R. Griesemer (1989). "Institutional Ecology, Translations and Boundary Objects - Amateurs and Professionals in Berkeleys Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1907-39". Social Studies of Science, 19(3), 387-420. Additional: Pascale Trompette & Dominique Vinck (2009). "Revisiting the notion of boundary object". Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances, 3(1), 3-27.; Susan Leigh Star (2010). "This is not a boundary object: Reflections on the origin of a concept". Science, Technology and Human Values, 35(5), 601-617. (March 8)
- Scientific knowledge & public: Brian Wynne (2005) "Reflexing Complexity: Post-genomic Knowledge and Reductionist Returns in Public Science". Theory, Culture & Society 22 (5), 67-94. Background: interview with Brian Wynne from the CBC series "How To Think About Science (http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2009/01/02/how-to-think-about-science-part-1---24-listen/)" (episode 10) (February 8)
- Technology & Democracy: Michel Callon, Pierre Lascoumes & Yannick Barthe (2009 ) Acting in an Uncertain World. An Essay on Technical Democracy. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1-36; 255-265. (January 11)
- Scientific disciplines: Richard Whitley (2000). The intellectual and social organization of sciences (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, Ch.3, 81-118; Terry Shinn (2002). "Intellectual cohesion and organizational divisions in science". Revue Francaise De Sociologie, 43, 99-122. (November 8)
- Actor-Network Theory: Michel Callon (1986) "The sociology of actor-network: The case of the electric vehicle", in: Callon, Law & Rip (eds) Mapping the dynamics of science and technology, 77-102; John Law (http://www.heterogeneities.net/)(1987) "Technology and Heterogeneous Engineering: The Case of Portuguese Expansion", in: Bijker, Hughes & Pinch (eds) The Social Construction of Technological Systems, 111-134. (October 5)
- Innovation: Richard R.Nelson & Sidney G.Winter (1977) "In Search of Useful Theory of Innovation", Research Policy, 6, 36-76; Oliver Gassmann, Ellen Enkel & Henry Chesbrough (2010) "The Future of Open Innovation", R&D Management, 40 (3), 213-221. (July 6)
- Expertise: Robert Evans & Harry Collins (2008) "Expertise: From Attribute to Attribution and Back Again", in: Hackett et al (eds) The Handbook of STS, 609-630; Sheila Jasanoff (2003) "(No?) Accountability for expertise", Science and Public Policy, 30:3, 157-162; Background music: Laurie Anderson "Only An Expert" (June 8)
- Ludwik Fleck, Genesis and development of a scientific fact. (May 11)
- Marshall McLuhan, "The Playboy Interview." (March 23) (note on McLuhan)
- Antoine Hennion, "Those Things That Hold Us Together: Taste and Sociology." (February 8)
- Robert K Merton, "The normative structure of science" (January 11)
- Thomas Heinze et al, "Organizational and institutional influences on creativity in scientific research". (December 7)
- Karen Barad, "Posthumanist Performativity" (October 5)
- Sismondo, "Introduction to STS" (June 24)
- Thaler & Sunstein, Nudge (June 3)
- Thomas Hughes, Human built world (May 6)
- Michel Foucault, "What is Enlightenment?"
- Stewart R. and J. Williams, "The Wrong Trousers? Beyond the Design Fallacy: Social Learning and the User."
- Jaap Jelsma and Tsjalling Swierstra, "Responsibility without moralism in technoscientific design practice" in Science, Technology, & Human Values (October 3)
- Kjeld Schmidt and Carla Simone (1996): Coordination Mechanisms: Towards a Conceptual Foundation of CSCW Systems Design, in: Computer Supported Cooperative Work. (August 22)
- Latour, Bruno, Woolgar, Steve (1979) Laboratory Life : The social construction of scientific facts. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. (Chapters one and six) (June 20)
- Jelsma, Jaap (1992) Technology and the role of ethics: a question of theory or a question of practice? In Musschenga, A.W. et al. (Eds.) Morality, Worldview and Law: The Idea of a Universal Morality and Its Critics. Assen: Van Gorcum. And Weick, Karl E. (1987) Substitutes for strategy. In Teece, David J. (Ed.) The Competitive challenge : strategies for industrial innovation and renewal. Cambridge MA: Ballinger Publishing Company. pp. 221 - 233 (May 23. Special farewell meeting for Jaap Jelsma who retires this day)
- Fleck, Ludwik (1979) Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press. (March 28)
- Roberts, Lissa (2004) An Arcadian apparatus: The introduction of the steam engine into the Dutch landsape In Technology and Culture. Vol. 45, Iss. 2, pp. 521-276. (February 14)
- Kuhlmann, Stefan (2001) Future governance of innovation policy in Europe -- three scenarios. In Research Policy. Vol. 30, Iss. 6, pp. 953-976. (January 10)
- Jasanoff, S. (2002) "Citizens at risk: cultures of modernity in the US and EU." (29 November)
- Koch, Lene & Stemerding, Dirk (1994) "The sociology of entrenchment: a cystic fibrosis test for everyone?" (27 September)
- Star, Susan Leigh, Strauss, Anselm Leonard (1999) "Layers of Silence, Arenas of Voice: The Ecology of Visible and Invisible Work". (30 August)
- Rip, Arie & Groen, Aard (2001) "Many Visible Hands." (12 July)
- Collins, Harry M., Yearley, Steven (1992) "Epistemological Chicken." (31 May)
- Swidler, Anne (1986) "Culture in action: symbols and strategies". (12 April)
- Frankenfeld, Philip J. (1992), "Technological Citizenship: A Normative Framework for Risk Studies". (8 March)
- Callon, Michel & Latour, Bruno (1981) Unscrewing the Big Leviathan". / Bourdieu (1981) Men and Machines. (8 February)
- 7 December 2005
Guston, David H. (2001) Boundary Organizations in Environmental Policy and Science: An Introduction. In Science, Technology & Human Values. Vol. 26, Iss. 4, pp. 399-408. Article available in JSTOR (http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0162-2439%28200123%2926%3A4%3C399%3ABOIEPA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-D)
See also :
Guston, David H. (1999) Stabilizing the Boundary between US Politics and Science: The Role of the Office of Technology Transfer as a Boundary Organization. In Social Studies of Science. Vol. 29, Iss. 1, pp. 87-111. Article available in JSTOR (http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0306-3127%28199902%2929%3A1%3C87%3ASTBBUP%3E2.0.CO%3B2-J)
In this article, Guston uses some more text to explain what he wants with the notion of boundary organization and why he tries to combine boundary work theory with principal-agent theory. The article is rather long because it contains an extensive case description.
The 2001 text is an introduction to a special issue. See JSTOR (http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0162-2439%28200123%2926%3A4%3C%3E1.0.CO%3B2-S) for the table of contents.
Mol, Annemarie P.J., Mesman, Jessica (1996) Neonatal Food and the Politics of Theory: Some Questions of Method. In Social Studies of Science. Vol. 26, Iss. 2, pp. 419-444. Link to article in JSTOR (http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0306-3127%28199605%2926%3A2%3C419%3ANFATPO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-O)
Gallie, W.B. (1956) Essentially contested concepts. In Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society vol 56, p. 167-198 Not electronically available; excerpts to be found in Essentially contested concept
Moe, T. The New Economics of Organization, American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 28, No. 4. (Nov., 1984), pp. 739-777. Link to Article (http://www.jstor.org/view/00925853/di975165/97p0304o/0) or PDF (http://www.jstor.org/cgi-bin/jstor/printpage/00925853/di975165/97p0304o/0?dpi=3&userIDemail@example.com/01cce440350050199f61f&backcontext=page&backurl=/cgi-bin/jstor/viewitem/00925853/di975165/97p0304o/0%3fframe%3dnoframe%26dpi%3d3%26userIDfirstname.lastname@example.org/01cce440350050199f61f%26config%3d%26PAGE%3d0&action=download&config=jstor)
Bowker, G. & Star, S. (1999). Sorting things out.
Verbond van Wetenschappelijke onderzoekers (1946). De achtergrond van ons streven. en Edwards, D., Ashmore, M., Potter, J. (1995). Death and furniture: The rhetoric, politics and theology of bottom line arguments against relativism, History of Human Sciences, 8, 25-49
Shapin, S. (1996). The Scientific Revolution
Rehearsal promotion Swen Stoop.
- Historical note: The reading club exists for many, many years but earlier texts were not registered