Woolgar, Steve and Cooper, Geoff (2010) Do artefacts have ambivalence? Moses’ bridges, Winner’s bridges and other urban legends. In: Oswell, David, (ed.) Cultural Theory. Sage Publications. ISBN 978-1848607057Full text not available from this repository.
It is a routine teaching day. The advanced level course in science and technology studies (S&TS) is holding its fourth weekly class of the semester. The students dutifully indulge the professor in his incantation of one of the iconic case studies of the ﬁeld: Langdon Winner’s well-known
analysis of Moses’ bridges. Winner claims that the bridges built by Moses on Long Island are an example of a technology which has political qualities: by this he means that the bridges were designed (consciously or unconsciously) to have a particular social effect.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keywords:||Science and Technology Studies; Politics|
|Subject(s):||Science & technology management|
|Centre:||Institute for Science, Innovation and Society|
|Date Deposited:||01 Apr 2012 12:41|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2015 14:07|
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