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ENVS 5110
Science and Society: An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

Academic STS Reading Schedule

Basic Reference

Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, by Sheila Jasanoff, Gerald E. Markle, James C. Petersen, and Trevor Pinch, eds., (1995)

Social Constructivism Debate

The Social Construction of Facts and Artifacts by Wiebe Bijker

Upon Opening the Black Box and Finding it Empty: Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Technology, by Langdon Winner (1993)

Do Not Despair: There Is Life after Constructivism, by Wiebe Bijker (1993)

Philosophy of Technology Meets Social Constructivism, by Philip Brey (1997)


The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, by Langdon Winner (1986)
Chapters 1, 2, and 3: Technologies as Forms of Life, Do Artifacts Have Politics, and Techne and Politeia

Primate Visions, by Donna Haraway (1989)
Chapter 1: Introduction: The Persistence of Vision

Simians, Cyborgs, and Women, by Donna Haraway (1991)
Chapters 1 and 8: Introduction, and A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late 20th Century (first published 1983)

Modest Witness at the Second Millennium, by Donna Haraway (1997)
Chapters 1 and 7: The Grammar of Feminism and Technoscience and Facts, Witnesses, Consequences

We Have Never Been Modern, by Bruno Latour (1993)

From the World of Science to the World of Research?, Bruno Latour (Science, vol. 280, 10 April 1998, pp. 208-209)

Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs: Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change, by Wiebe Bijker (1995)

Science at the Bar: Law, Science, and Technology in America, by Sheila Jasanoff (1995)

The Golem: What You Should Know about Science, 2nd ed., by Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch (1998)

The State of Humanity, by Julian L. Simon (1995)
Chapters 1 and 58: Introduction and Conclusion: What Does the Future Hold?
General Information on Juliam Simon (Many of the links on this web site to Simon publications do not work)

Human-Built World: How to Think about Technology and Culture, by Thomas P. Hughes (2004)