Handbook


The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Third Edition, will be making its appearance shortly–Paul Wouters just finished checking the proofs on behalf of the chapter’s authors.

The chapter written by the VKS is called Messy shapes of knowledge – STS explores informatization, new media and academic work. The chapter considers the contributions of science and technology studies, internet studies, communication science, and library and information science on the interaction between ICTs and knowledge production. These insights, often developed in isolation from each other, are drawn together to develop a theoretical framework. This framework is contextualized and integrated with our own empirical studies, including our ethnographic projects.

Nothing appears in the programme at present, but I hear there are plans for a special sessions featuring the book at the upcoming annual meeting of the Social Studies of Science Society (4S) in October, in Montreal, where a panel on network ethnography will also be held.

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