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230171 SE Risky Entanglements? Theorising Science, Technology and Society Relationships (2010W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 25 participants
Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Thursday 21.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Thursday 28.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Thursday 04.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Thursday 25.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Thursday 02.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Thursday 09.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Thursday 13.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Thursday 20.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Thursday 27.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this seminar is to address the issue of theorising science - technology - society relations. To understand the major theoretical frameworks/concepts characteristic for the development of STS (Science and Technology Studies) is essential on at least two levels. On the one hand, addressing the different theoretical approaches and understanding both the contexts in which they emerged as well as the focus they take allows to reconstruct why certain questions arise at certain moments and in certain places. On the other hand students should learn how different theories may allow to explain some issues better, while they are less "sensitive" to others as well as how they structure our ways of approaching issues that are of concern.
The approaches covered will range from structural functionalism, to linear models of communication or innovation and their criticism, sociology of scientific knowledge, lab studies (constructivism & ethnomethodology), interpretative theories, social construction of technologies, actor-network theory, to co-production theories.

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