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2005. Hess. "Technology- and Product-Oriented Movements: Approximating Social Movement Studies and Science and Technology Studies"

ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Technology- and product-oriented movements (TPMs) are mobilizations of civil society organizations that generally include alliances with private-sector firms, for which the target of social change is support for an alternative technology and/or product, as well as the policies...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

Signals/Blackboxes

Barbara is between the sky and the earth. As a historian she has devoted herself in recent years to understanding two of the most important phenomena in Chile: earthquakes and astronomy. But her historical gaze claims forgotten protagonists, giving a new look at the signs of nature that humans...Read more
Power, Ideology, and Technological Determinism

In this 2015 article, David Hess uses his experiences studying with renewable energy advocates to problematize the theoretical framework Talyor Dotson employs to construct a democratic politics of technology. Rather than resorting to the "unicausal method of semiotic or psychocultural analysis...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 in...Read more

2000. Gusterson. "How Not to Construct a Radioactive Waste Incinerator"

ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Sociologists of risk tend to presume that populations have static perceptions of risk that can be correlated with their degree of technical expertise or their structural relation to society. Such commentators show little interest in human agency unless it is the agency of...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 participation experts...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, the authors...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

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