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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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Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs: Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change
King of the road - the social construction of the safety bicycle the fourth kingdom - the social construction of bakelite the majesty of daylight - the social construction of fluorescent lightingExpand
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Shaping Technology/Building Society: Studies in Sociotechnical Change
Technology is everywhere, yet a theory of technology and its social dimension remains to be fully developed. Building on the influential book The Social Construction of Technological Systems, thisExpand
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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 is Technology Made?-That is the Question!
This article reviews constructivist technology studies, and especially the social construction of technology (SCOT). To investigate how these constructivist studies regard the ontology of technology,Expand
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The social construction of bakelite: toward a theory of invention
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Do Not Despair: There Is Life after Constructivism
This article reviews recent work in socio-historical technology studies. Four problems, frequently mentioned in critical debates, are discussed—relativism, reflexivity, theory, and practice. The mainExpand
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Sociohistorical technology studies
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Nanotechnology and the need for risk governance.
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