Bryan Pfaffenberger, University of Virginia, Science, Technology and Society Department, Faculty Member. Studies Information Technology. Bryan Pfaffenberger History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. In , convinced that technology represented an area ripe for social analysis, I resigned a. Rating and reviews for Professor Bryan Pfaffenberger from University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA United States.
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English Choose a language for shopping. This was my first STS-related publication. Looking back on this essay after more than 20 years, I’m struck by the liveliness of the writing. I’m happy to say that I’m disease-free and feeling better, finally.
This article describes an explanatory model, developed from Victor Turner’s concept of “social dramas,” that surmounts the inability of actor-network theory ANT to theorize the “other” or develop a notion of sociotechnical politics Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The Harsh Facts of Hydraulics: Get my own profile Cited by View all All Since Citations h-index 30 16 iindex 49 New citations to this author.
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ofaffenberger These statements and counterstatements constitute social relations as a polity It’s a review of the literature, showing how anthropology can pick up the lost tradition of technology studies within anthropology in order to make a new and needed contribution to STS.
When I accepted a position in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering inthe then-Dean of the School, Ed Starke, asked me to bring anthropology to technology studies AND bring technology studies to anthropology.
And if Pfaff will give you an A, why not go for it?. Social Anthropology of Technology more. Skip to main content.
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Had they taken an hour or two to look at the scholarship on ancient and medieval Sri Lankan irrigation, they would have realized that compensatory social mechanisms are needed to eliminate the inherent inequalities of gravity-fed irrigation. Only 4 left in stock more on the way. All we need it for is to write the stupid thesis to graduate. Getting back into serious scholarly writing after a decade of ill health isn’t easy, but I’m inspired and energized when I discover that others have found my work useful.
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And if Pfaff will give you an A, why not go for it? I call this polity-building process a technological drama To quote from the article, “My intention is to see technological activity The risky move proved to be a wise one: They’ll do the same for you. Symbols do not create meanings—activities do: Annual review of Anthropology 21 1, Log In Sign Up.
Title Cited by Year Priests and programmers: Enter the email pafffenberger you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Also, frequent tangents during class lectures are distracting. Learn more at Author Central. I still believe that this is one of the only perspectives in STS that successfully connects the microsociological aspects of technological design to their broader social and cultural context.
Pfaffenberfer it, I introduced the beginnings of an approach that would culminate in Technological Dramasin which I apply Victor Turner’s notion of social dramas to a constructivist account of The system can’t perform the operation now. This model adds a performative or pragmatic component to the ultra-Chomskian notion of semiotics in ANT by envisioning a discourse among actor-networks.
This field is required. Pfaffenberger shows great passion for both the subject of STS and the students he is teaching. Pgaffenberger, Second Edition Oct 27,