Cyborgs and Citadels

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Title

Cyborgs and Citadels: Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies (School of American Research Advanced Seminar Series)

Authors

Gary Lee Downey, Joseph Dumit

Summary

Some of the country's most influential thinkers use anthropological methods and theories to examine the practices and practitioners of contemporary science, technology, and medicine in the United States. The authors explore such questions as how science gains authority to direct truth practices, the boundaries between humans and machines, and how science, technology, and medicine contribute to the fashioning of selves.

Resources

  • Downey, Gary Lee and Joseph Dumit. 1997. “Locating and Intervening.” Pp. 5-30 in Cyborgs and Citadels: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies, edited by Gary Lee Downey and Joseph Dumit. Santa Fe, NM: The SAR Press. pdf
  • Downey, Gary Lee and Juan C. Lucena. 1997. “Engineering Selves: Hiring Into a Contested Field of Education.” Pp. 117-142 in Cyborgs and Citadels: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies, edited by Gary Lee Downey and Joseph Dumit. Santa Fe, NM: The SAR Press. pdf

Courses that Use this Book

Social Study of Science and Technology

  • Taught Spring 2004, MIT by Prof. Stefan Helmreich
  • MIT Course Number:STS.350
  • Level:Graduate