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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New articles related to this author’s research. All we need it for is to write the stupid thesis to graduate. Get my own profile Cited by View all All Since Citations h-index 30 16 iindex 49 English Choose a language for shopping. Remember me on this computer. Looking back on this essay after more than 20 years, I’m struck by the liveliness of the writing.

Caste in Tamil culture: High to Low Pfaffenbergef. Withoutabox Submit to Bryaan Festivals. The risky move proved to be a wise bryaan 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.

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To quote from the article, “My intention is to see technological activity 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 pfaffwnberger of sociotechnical politics Annual review of Anthropology 21 1, Internet in Plain English. The system can’t perform the operation now.


No ratings found — view all ratings bfyan this professor. Please try your request again later. Published in Science, Technology, and Human Values, In 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 technological innovation.

Low to High Price: Add Social Profiles Facebook, Twitter, etc. 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 apart from the unrealistically “flat” landscape it envisions.

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I liked the online class participation with the class website. Very easy, and even if you’re not on the same page as other classes, he gets you there.

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I was tenured injoining what must be a very small club namely, those who have received tenure in two different research fields. 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.

Do let me hear from you if you’re interested in pcaffenberger work! And if Pfaff will give you an A, why not go for it? Instant Reference Command Reference Apr 15, 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. This “Cited by” count includes citations to the following articles in Scholar. Current anthropology 46 5, This field is required.