Introduction to Science Studies Notes

The 16 readings here were the required ones featured on the exam.

Merton, Robert K. 1942. “The Normative Structure of Science,” pp. 267-278

There are four main norms that constitute science: universalism, communism, disinterestedness, organized skepticism. (CUDOS)

Kuhn, T.S. 1963 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

Bloor, David. 1976. Knowledge and Social Imagery pp. 3-23, 131-56 (chs. 1, 7).

Collins, Harry. 1975. “The Seven Sexes: A Study in the Sociology of a Phenomenon, or the Replication of Experiments in Physics,” pp. 205-224.

Latour, B. (1987). Science In Action, pp. 103-44, 179-213 (chs. 3, 5).

Star, S. L. and J. Griesemer. 1989. “Institutional Ecology, ‘Translations’ and Boundary Objects: Amateurs and Professionals in Berkeley ́s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1907-39.” Social Studies of Science 19: 387-420.

Latour, Science in Action, 63-100, 215-257. (Ch. 2,6)

Knorr Cetina, Epistemic Cultures, 26-45.

Latour, Bruno. 1983. “Give Me a Laboratory and I Will Raise the World,”

Shapin, S. and Simon J. Schaffer. 1985. Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 22-79, 110-54.

S. Harding. 1986. “From the Woman Question to the Science Question.” In Harding, The Science Question in Feminism, 15-29.

E. Martin. 1991. “The Egg and the Sperm: How Science has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 16(3), 485-501.

D. Haraway. 1988. “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective.” Feminist Studies 14(3), 575-599.

T. Gillespie, “The Relevance of Algorithms.” Canvas Site.