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The social construction of technological systems; New directions in the sociology and history of technology

"[T]he three approaches that together were to constitute 'the new sociology of Technology'- social construction of Technology (SCOT), systems (later known as large scale technological systems [LTS...Read more

The social construction of technological systems; New directions in the sociology and history of technology

My research interest broadly comes under the area of technology and labour. the ideas of relevant groups, the social construction of technology, hard-core and soft-core AI viewpoints, technology...Read more

The social construction of technological systems; New directions in the sociology and history of technology

 The social constructivist approach: As a new dimension to understand the implications and knowledge system of Technology and Science, the text main draws from the writings of scholars like Layton...Read more

Strathern, Mol

The article responds to the modern "pluralistic" attitude as exemplified by social constructivism (here in the work of Barry Barnes). By "pluralistic," Gad means an attitude upon reality that...Read more

The social construction of technological systems; New directions in the sociology and history of technology

  Epistemological break: by contesting the mistakes done due to the descartian dualistic understanding of science and technology as different entities, the authors contribute to the discourse of...Read more

The social construction of technological systems; New directions in the sociology and history of technology

“This common traits, we feel, would still make sense after twenty-five years. For some audiences, the difference between the three approaches just are much less relevant than what can be learned...Read more

After ANT: complexity, naming and topology ; introduction chapter by John Law

 This introductory chapter mainly draws from the debates around the ability of actors and their actions in relation to the structure or network in which they live,  controls and control. The...Read more

The social construction of technological systems; New directions in the sociology and history of technology

a. "[A]n artefact- either physical or non-physical- functioning as a component in a system interacts with other artefacts, all of which contribute directly or through another component to a common...Read more

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