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Reading Material

This page provides the list of reading material, and provides a link to the open acess version of the reading material if available

Session 1 - Introduction: Issues of technology and development

Required readings:

Box, L. (2001). To and Fro. International Cooperation in Research and Research on International Cooperation (Inaugural Lecture). Maastricht: Universitaire Pers Maastricht. Available at: www.fdcw.unimaas.nl/personal/WebSitesMWT/Box/downloads.html

Shrum, W., & Y. Shenhav. (1995). Science and Technology in Less Developed Countries. In Jasanoff, S., G. E. Markle, J. C. Petersen & T. Pinch (Eds.), Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (pp. 627-651). London: Sage.

Additional readings

Bijker, W. E. (forthcoming in 2006a). Dikes and Dams, Thick with Politics. Isis. Available at:  www.fdcw.unimaas.nl/staff/files/users/148/Bijker%20Isis%202007%20ms.pdf

 

Session 2 - The Social Construction Of Technology

Required readings:

Bijker, W. E. (1995a). Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs: Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Additional readings:

Bijker, W. E. (2001). Social Construction of Technology. In Smelser, N. J. & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 23, pp. 15522-15527). Oxford, Amsterdam, etc.: Elsevier Science Ltd.

Bijker, W. E., T. P. Hughes, & T. J. Pinch. (1987). The Social Construction of Technological Systems:
New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Callon, M. (1986). Some Elements of a Sociology of Translation: Domestication of the Scallops and the Fishermen of St Brieuc Bay. In Law, J. (Ed.), Power, Action and Belief: A New Sociology of Knowledge? (pp. 196-233). Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Bijker, W. E., & J. Law (Eds.). (1992). Shaping Technology / Building Society. Studies in Sociotechnical Change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Bijker, W. E. (1995b). Sociohistorical Technology Studies. In Jasanoff, S., G. E. Markle, J. C. Petersen
& T. Pinch (Eds.), Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (pp. 229-256). London: Sage.

Oudshoorn, N., & T. J. Pinch. (2003). How Users Matter: The Co-Construction of Users and Technologies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

SCOT on Wikipedia

All open access Bijker publications

 

Session 3 - The Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

Required readings:

Collins, H. M. (1985). Changing Order: Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice. London: Sage.

Callon, M. (1995). Four Models for the Dynamics of Science. In Jasanoff, S., G. E. Markle, J. C. Petersen & T. Pinch (Eds.), Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (pp. 29-63). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Knorr-Cetina, K. (1995). Laboratory Studies: The Cultural Approach. In Jasanoff, S., G. E. Markle, J. C. Petersen & T. Pinch (Eds.), Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (pp. 140-166). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

SSK on Wikipedia

Additional readings:

Latour, B., & S. Woolgar. (1979 (1986)). Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

 

Session 4 - Doing technology studies research

Required readings:

Mueller-Rockstroh, B. (forthcoming in 2007). Ultrasound Travels: The Politics of a Medical Technology in Ghana and Tanzania. Unpublished PhD, Maastricht University, Maastricht.

Additional Readings:

Seale, C. (Ed.). (1998). Researching Society and Culture. London: Sage.

 

Session 5 - The Vulnerability of Technological Cultures

Required readings:

Bijker, W. E. (2006a). The Vulnerability of Technological Culture. In Nowotny, H. (Ed.), Cultures of Technology and the Quest for Innovation (pp. 52-69). New York: Berghahn Books. Available at:  http://www.fdcw.unimaas.nl/staff/files/users/148/Bijker%20Vulnerability%20of%20TC%202006.pdf

Shah, E. (2004). Technological Vulnerability and Farmers’ Suicide in Karnataka, India. Paper presented at the EASST-4S, Paris.

Additional readings:

Bijker, W. E. (2006b). Why and How Technology Matters. In Goodin, R. E. & C. Tilly (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis (pp. 681-706). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available at:  http://www.fdcw.unimaas.nl/staff/files/users/148/Bijker%20PoliticsOxfordHndb%202006.pdf

 

Session 6 - Research and Technology for Development

Required readings:

Bijker, W. E. (forthcoming in 2006b). Science and Technology Policies through Policy Dialogues. In Box, L. D. L. R. (Ed.), Providing Demand — Knowledge-Intensive Policy Preparation and Priority Setting in Development Oriented Research.

Shah, E. (2005). Local and Global Elite Join Hands: Development and Diffusion of Genetically Modified Bt Cotton Technology in Gujarat. Economic and Political Weekly. Available at: http://www.cised.org/LocalAndGlobalElites.pdf

Prasad, C. S. (2005a). Science and Technology in Civil Society. Innovation Trajectory of Spirulina Algal Technology. Economic and Political Weekly, 4363-4372.Available at: http://www.crispindia.org/docs/Shambu~s_EPW.pdf

Pfaffenberger, B. (1992). Technological Dramas. Science, Technology & Human Values, 17(3), 282- 312.

Krishnan, Chitra, and C. Shambu Prasad. 2006. Technological and Policy Implications of Tank Systems: Reflections from Tank Irrigation in Kolar District, Karnataka. Paper read at National Workshop on Rejuvenating Tanks for Sustainable Livelihoods – Emerging Trends, August 3-4, 2006, at Patancheru, India.

Prasad, C. S. (2005b). System of Rice Intensification in India: Implications for Promoting Pro-Poor Innovation. Maastricht: UNU-INTECH.

 

Session 7 - Indigenous Knowledge and Technology

Required readings:

Watson-Verran, H., & D. Turnbull. (1995). Science and Other Indigenous Knowledge Systems. In Jasanoff, S., G. E. Markle, J. C. Petersen & T. Pinch (Eds.), Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (pp. 115-139). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Mueller Rockstroh, Babette. (2005) Technography- a perspective for medical anthropological research in Africa, at Kilifi, Kenya

Mueller-Rockstroh, B. (forthcoming in 2007). Ultrasound Travels: The Politics of a Medical Technology in Ghana and Tanzania. Unpublished PhD, Maastricht University, Maastricht.

Additional readings:

Pfaffenberger, B. (1992). Technological Dramas. Science, Technology & Human Values, 17(3), 282-312.

Prasad, C. S. (2005b). System of Rice Intensification in India: Implications for Promoting Pro-Poor Innovation. Maastricht: UNU-INTECH.

 

Session 8 - Back to Development issues

Required readings:

Box, L., & R. Engelhard (Eds.). (2006). Science and Technology Policy for Development. Dialogues at the Interface. London: Anthem Press.

 

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