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Infrastructures as Ontological Experiments

In this 2015 article, Jensen and Morita contribute to recent conversations about ontology within STS and anthropology by bringing them into contact with other long-established traditions of studying experimentation and infrastructure.Read more

2017. Heidenreich. "Outreaching, Outsourcing, and Disembedding: How Offshore Wind Scientists Consider Their Engagement with Society"

The role of the individual scientist as a socialization agent (i.e., an actor who contributes to embedding technology into society) is increasingly emphasized in science policy. This article analyzes offshore wind scientists' narratives about science-technology-society relations and their role...Read more

2016. Groves et. al. "Energy Biographies: Narrative Genres, Lifecourse Transitions, and Practice Change"

ARTICLE ABSTRACT: The problem of how to make the transition to a more environmentally and socially sustainable society poses questions about how such far-reaching social change can be brought about. In recent years, lifecourse transitions have been identified by a range of researchers as...Read more

What’s Political about Solar Electric Technology? The User’s Perspective

In this 2015 article, Chelsea Schelly contributes to the wider discussion within STS on the politics of technology by researching and analyzing perceptions on the politics of solar-energy technology held by those who use it.Read more

2003. Boehmer-Christiansen. "Science, Equity, and the War against Carbon"

ARTICLE ABSTRACT: The scientific evidence is reviewed for claims that a global transition to "green" fuels and technologies by global treaty obligations is needed. The likely equity implications of these efforts are discussed, and it is argued that this evidence remains shaky. Measures based on...Read more

STS in Japan and East Asia: Governance of Science and Technology and Public Engagement

This paper deliniates the development of STS in Japan (pre-3.11), focusing on the governance of science and technology and public engagement. The interests of this line of STS (proper) and the anthropological STS are somewhat overlapping but quite different.    Read more

2018. Krzywoszynska et. al. "Opening Up the Participation Laboratory: The Cocreation of Publics and Futures in Upstream Participation"

ARTICLE ABSTRACT: How to embed reflexivity in public participation in techno-science and to open it up to the agency of publics are key concerns in current debates. There is a risk that engagements become limited to "laboratory experiments," highly controlled and foreclosed by...Read more

1999. Evans et. al. "Making a Difference: Sociology of Scientific Knowledge and Urban Energy Policies"

ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Infrastructure management has traditionally been based on a logic of predict and provide in which rising demand was met with an increase in infrastructure capacity. However, recent changes in political, economic, and environmental priorities mean that projects such as new roads...Read more

1993. Schoijet and Worthington. "Globalization of Science and Repression of Scientists in Mexico"

ARTICLE ABSTRACT: In this article, recent changes in the Mexican research system are examined. The restructuring of the global political economy and a severe crisis of legitimacy in the Mexican political system have generated a turn toward neoliberalism by the ruling party in a bid to attract...Read more

2015. Tidwell and Smith. "Morals, Materials, and Technoscience: The Energy Security Imaginary in the United States"

"This article advances recent scholarship on energy security by arguing that the concept is best understood as a sociotechnical imaginary, a collective vision for a ‘‘good society’’ realized through technoscientific-oriented policies. Focusing on the 1952 Resources for Freedom report,...Read more

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