Border communication: media sociology and STS

  title={Border communication: media sociology and STS},
  author={Judy Wajcman and Paul Jones},
  journal={Media, Culture \& Society},
  pages={673 - 690}
This article examines the curious interplay between media sociology and Science and Technology Studies (STS). Recent media research is increasingly drawn to STS, while STS analysts are increasingly drawn to research media technologies. While it is routine practice in STS to stress the ‘materiality’ of the objects under investigation, media technologies pose a challenge to this. Their ‘materiality’ is difficult to distinguish from their communicative/symbolic dimensions, the latter often being… 

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