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翻譯:王燕玲(簡介並寄信)
編輯:馬景文(簡介並寄信)
(編註:輔助教室
編輯所設置自學書院網站設有本課程的輔助教室,內容包括部份閱讀文章的翻譯本,中文文獻連結,和自學者論壇。)

課程描述

科學和科技的社會研究,是一門跨學系學科,旨在以社會習俗來理解科學。科學研究認爲科學和科技是深深植根於人類文化與政治,其觀點綜合了科學史和科學哲學、科技制度和知識的社會學、人類學、女權主義、批判性種族理論、後殖民研究、以及酷兒理論(註:即同性戀理論)。本課程探討科學研究的規範性和最新理論和方法。討論以「複製/再造」概念為主,意指:

  1. 科學複製(實驗室、領域和學科如何重複成果)
  2. 社會複製(社會知識和關係如何隨時日複製)
  3. 生物複製(基因時代如何管理有機物體)
  4. 電子複製(信息如何以抄錄、模擬、計算的技術重組)

課程要求

這是一個研討會。要求學生至少作一次研討會陳述,就他們自選當日的讀物觀點作批判性評價。另外還有兩份寫作作業:一篇短論文(5頁),是關於第1至6講的課程閱讀內容(第7講時提交);另一篇15-20頁的研究論文,利用課程材料討論社會中的科學一個案例(第8講時提交內容節介,論文正稿在14講到期,可以趕上班級會議)。分數的30%取决於課堂參與,20%來自短論文,50%來自研究論文。

指定書籍

Latour, Bruno和Steve Woolgar《實驗室生命:構建科學事實》第一版,Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986 (London: Sage, 1979). ISBN: 069102832X。

Knorr-Cetina, Karin《認識論的文明:科學如何産生知識?》Harvard, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. SBN: 0674258940。
Knorr-Cetina, Karin. Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge. Harvard, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. ISBN: 0674258940.

Lock, Margaret《兩次死亡:器官移植和重塑死亡》Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002.ISBN: 0520228146。
Lock, Margaret. Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002. ISBN: 0520228146.

Hayden, Cori. When Nature Goes Public: The Making and Unmaking of Bioprospecting in Mexico. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003. ISBN: 0691095574.



課程描述

The social study of science and technology is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to understanding science as social practice. Braiding together insights from history and philosophy of science, sociology of scientific institutions and knowledge, anthropology, feminism, critical race theory, post-colonial studies, and queer theory, science studies views sciences and technologies as crucially enmeshed in human culture and politics. This course surveys canonical and recent theories and methods in science studies. We will organize our discussions around the concept of "reproduction," referring variously to:

  1. Scientific reproduction (how results are replicated in lab, field, disciplinary contexts)
  2. Social reproduction (how social knowledge and relations are regenerated over time)
  3. Biological reproduction (how organic substance is managed in the genetic age)
  4. Electronic reproduction (how information is reassembled in techniques of transcription, simulation, computation). Examining intersections and disruptions of these genres of reproduction, we seek to map relations among our social, biological, and electronic lives.

Requirements

This is a seminar. Students are required to give at least one seminar presentation, offering a critical evaluation of positions represented in the readings for their chosen day. There are two writing assignments: a short paper (5 pages) on course readings up through lecture 6 (due lecture 7), and a 15-20 page research paper using course materials to discuss a case study of science in society (a prospectus for this paper will be due on lecture 8 and the final paper will be due on lecture 14, in time for our class conference). 30% of the grade will be based on in-class participation, 20% on short paper, and 50% on research paper.

Required Books

Latour, Bruno, and Steve Woolgar. Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986 (First Edition, London: Sage, 1979). ISBN: 069102832X.

Knorr-Cetina, Karin. Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge. Harvard, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. ISBN: 0674258940.

Lock, Margaret. Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002. ISBN: 0520228146.

Hayden, Cori. When Nature Goes Public: The Making and Unmaking of Bioprospecting in Mexico. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003. ISBN: 0691095574.