Do Not Despair: There Is Life after Constructivism

@article{Bijker1990DoND,
  title={Do Not Despair: There Is Life after Constructivism},
  author={W. Bijker},
  journal={Science, Technology & Human Values},
  year={1990},
  volume={18},
  pages={113 - 138}
}
  • W. Bijker
  • Published 1990
  • Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology
  • Science, Technology & Human Values
  • 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 main body of the article is devoted to a discussion of the latter two problems. Requirements for a theory on socio-technical change are proposed, and one concrete example of a conceptual framework that meets these requirements is discussed. The second point of the article is to argue that present… CONTINUE READING
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