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LB 133 - 003 Introduction to the HPS of Science, Dr. Williams: Course Information & Readings

Dr. Logan Williams, Fall 2016


Instructor: Dr. L. Williams
Class time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:40-2:30 PM
Final Exam: Thursday, Dec 15 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm in C101 Holmes Hall
Please consult the full syllabus on Desire 2 Learn (D2L) for the schedule of assigned readings, assignment due dates and tests/exams.

Citations and Links

Balbanian, N. On the presumed neutrality of technology. IEEE technology & society magazine, 25(4): 15 - 25. Article link.

Berg, Marc. 1992. The construction of medical disposals Medical sociology and medical problem solving in clinical practice. Sociology of Health & Illness, 14(2): 151-180. Article link.

Biology and Gender Study Group. 1988. “The Importance of Feminist Critique for Contemporary Cell Biology.” Hypatia 3(1):61–76. Article link.

Burian, Richard M. 1992. “How the Choice of Experimental Organism Matters: Biological Practices and Discipline Boundaries.” Synthese 92(1):151–66. Article link.

Callon, Michel. 1999. “The Role of Lay People in the Production and Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge.” Science Technology & Society 4(1):81–94. Article link.

Chubin, Daryl, 2006. Institutional Relations in Science. In Science, Technology, and Society, edited by Sal Restivo. Oxford University Press, 2006. Article link.

citizenscience. 2015. “Citizen Science in the Wild – The Case of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade - Mobilizing Crowds and Citizens in Science.” Accessed April 1. Article link.

Collins, H. M., and T. J. Pinch. 1998. “A New Window on the Universe: The Non-Detection of Gravitational Radiation.” In The Golem : What Everyone Should Know About Science, 91–107. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press. Article link.

Collins, H. M., and T. J. Pinch. 2002. “The Science of the Lambs: Chernobyl and the Cumbrian Sheepfarmers.” In The Golem at Large : What You Should Know About Technology, 113–25. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Article link.

Collins, H. M., and T. J. Pinch. 2002. “ACTing UP: AIDS Cures and Lay Expertise.” In The Golem at Large : What You Should Know About Technology, 126–50. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Article link.

Collins, H. M., and T. J. Pinch. 2005. “The Hole in the Heart of Medicine: The Placebo Effect.” In Dr. Golem: How to Think About Medicine, 18–34. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Article link.

Cockburn, Cynthia. 1997. “Domestic Technologies: Cinderella and the Engineers.” Women’s Studies International Forum 20(3):361–71. Article link.

Crane, Johanna. Adverse events and placebo effects: African scientists, HIV, and ethics in the ‘global health sciences’. Social Studies of Science, 40(6) 843–870. Article link.

Crane, Johanna T. 2010b. “Unequal ‘Partners’. AIDS, Academia, and the Rise of Global Health.” BEHEMOTH-A Journal on Civilisation 3 (3): 78–97. Article link

Crane, Johanna. 2014. “The Dark Heart of Global Health.” Humanosphere. February 20. Article link.

Cudd, Ann E. 1998. “Multiculturalism as a Cognitive Virtue of Scientific Practice.” Hypatia 13 (3): 43–61. Article link.

Epstein, Steven. 1996. “The Critique of Pure Science.” Pp. 235–64 in Impure Science: AIDS, Activism, and the Politics of Knowledge. University of California Press. Chapter link.

Harding, Sandra. 1992. “After the Neutrality Ideal: Science, Politics, and ‘Strong Objectivity’.” Social Research 59(3):567–87. Article link.

Harding, Sandra. 1996. Re-Thinking Standpoint Epistemology. In Feminism and science  [eBook] by Keller, Evelyn Fox and Helen E. Longino. Oxford : Oxford University Press.

Harding, Sandra. 1998. “Women, Science, and Society.” Science 281(5383):1599–1600. Article link.

Hess, David J. 1995. Technototems of gender and race I: Cells. In Science and technology in a multicultural world : the cultural politics of facts and artifacts. New York: Columbia University Press, c1995. pp. 27-37. Google link to full text,

Hughes, Thomas P. 1994. “Thomas P. Hughes, "Technological momentum," in Merritt Roe Smith and Leo Marx, ed., Does Technology Drive History?: The Dilemma of Technological Determinism. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994, pp. 101–113. Call no. T14.5 .D64 1994.

Hrynyshyn, Derek. 2008. “Globalization, Nationality and Commodification: The Politics of the Social Construction of the Internet.” New Media & Society 10(5):751–70. Article link.

Kline, Ronald and Trevor Pinch. 1996. Users as Agents of Technological Change: The Social Construction of the Automobile in the Rural United States. Technology and Culture, 37(4): 763-795. Article link.

Kleinman, Daniel Lee. 1998. “Untangling Context: Understanding a University Laboratory in the Commercial World.”  Science, Technology & Human Values 23 (3): 285–314 .Artilce link.

Knorr-Cetina, Karin D. 1982. “Scientific Communities or Transepistemic Arenas of Research? A Critique of Quasi-Economic Models of Science.” Social Studies of Science, 12(1):101–30. [Article link]

Latour, Bruno. 1983. “Give Me a Laboratory and I Will Raise the World.” Pp. 141–70 in Science Observed: Perspectives on the Social Study of Science, edited by Karin D Knorr-Cetina and Michael Mulkay. London, UK: SAGE Publications. call no.: Q175.55 .S28 1983.

Latour, Bruno (writing as Jim Johnson). 1988. Mixing Humans and Nonhumans Together: The Sociology of a Door-Closer. Social Problems. 35(3): 298-310 Article Link.

Lynch, Michael E. 1988. “Sacrifice and the Transformation of the Animal Body into a Scientific Object: Laboratory
Culture and Ritual Practice in the Neurosciences.” Social Studies of Science,18(2):265–89. [Article link

Manning, Kenneth R.1983. Black Apollo of science: The life of Ernest Everett Just. New York : Oxford University Press.

Manning, Kenneth R. 1993. “Ernest Everett Just: The Role of Foundation Support for Black Scientists 1920-1929.” P. 228-238 in The “Racial” Economy of Science: Toward a Democratic Future, edited by Sandra Harding. Indiana University Press. Article link.

Manning, Kenneth R. 1998. “Science and Opportunity.” Science 282(5391):1037–38. Article link.

Martin, Emily. 1991. "The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles," Signs 16(3): 485-501. Article link.

Merton. 1973. “The normative structure of science.” [Book Chapter 13]

Mulkay, Michael J. 1976. “Norms and Ideology in Science.”  Social Science Information 15(4-5):637–56. [Artilce link]

Ottinger, Gwen. 2010. Buckets of Resistance: Standards and the Effectiveness of Citizen Science. Science, Technology, & Human Values. 35(2): 244-270. Article link.

Oudshoorn, Nelly, Els Rommes and Marcelle Stienstra. 2004. Configuring the User as Everybody: Gender and Design Cultures in Information and Communication Technologies. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 29(1): 30-63. Article link.

Oudshoorn, Nelly, Ann Rudinow Saetnan, and Merete Lie. 2002. “On Gender and Things: Reflections on an Exhibition on Gendered Artifacts.” Women’s Studies International Forum 25 (4): 471–83. doi:10.1016/S0277-5395(02)00284-4.[Article link]

Rossiter, Margaret W. 1993. The Matthew Matilda Effect in Science. Social Studies of Science, 23(2): 325-341. Article link.

Roth, Ronica. 2003. “Partners of the Heart.” Humanities, 24.1 (Jan/Feb 2003): 20-23. Article link.

Shapin, Steven. Pump and Circumstance: Robert Boyle's Literary Technology. Social Studies of Science,14(4): 181-520. Article link.

Timmermans, Stefan. 2003. “A Black Technician and Blue Babies.” Social Studies of Science, 33(2):197–229. Article link.

Tomlinson, Barbara. 1995. “Phallic Fables and Spermatic Romance: Disciplinary Crossing and Textual Ridicule.” Configurations 3 (2): 105–34. Article link.

Winner, L. 1980. “Do artifacts have politics.” Daedalus 109(1):121–136. Article link.

Wynne, Brian. Misunderstood misunderstanding: social identities and public uptake of science. Public Understanding of Science. July 1992, 1(3): 281-304. Article link.

Zenzen, Michael and Sal Restivo. The mysterious morphology of immiscible liquids: A study of scientific practice. Social Science Information, May 1982, 21 (3): 447-473.- Link direct to the pdf.

Ziman, John. 1996. “Is Science Losing Its Objectivity?” Nature 382 (6594): 751–54. Article link.

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