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The Social Construction of Facts and Artefacts: or How the Sociology of Science and the Sociology of Technology might Benefit Each Other
The need for an integrated social constructivist approach towards the study of science and technology is outlined. Within such a programme both scientific facts and technological artefacts are to beExpand
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The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology
This pioneering book, first published in 1987, launched the new field of social studies of technology. It introduced a method of inquiry--social construction of technology, or SCOT--that became a keyExpand
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How users matter : The co-construction of users and technologies
Users have become an integral part of technology studies. The essays in this volume look at the creative capacity of users to shape technology in all phases, from design to implementation. Using aExpand
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To have and to hold: exploring the personal archive
We present a study of forty-eight academics and the techniques and tools they use to manage their digital and material archiving of papers, emails, documents, internet bookmarks, correspondence, and other artifacts. Expand
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Users as agents of technological change : The social construction of the automobile in the rural United States
L'automobile a certes transforme la societe rurale aux Etats-Unis, mais l'A. demontre egalement que les fermiers ont participe a la construction de l'automobile en soumettant des idees deExpand
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The Invisible Technologies of Goffman's Sociology From the Merry-Go-Round to the Internet
Erving Goffman is not usually thought of as sociologist of technology. In this paper I argue that Goffman's early studies are replete with materiality and technologies. By paying more attention toExpand
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How users and non-users matter
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Introduction: How users and non-users matter
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Technology and institutions: living in a material world
This article addresses the relationship between technology and institutions and asks whether technology itself is an institution. The argument is that social theorists need to attend better toExpand
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