STS and the Importance of Being a Collective: Gill Haddow Talks with Barry Barnes

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

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Title STS and the Importance of Being a Collective: Gill Haddow Talks with Barry Barnes
 
Creator Haddow, Gill
Barnes, Barry
 
Subject science and technology studies
self-referential knowledge; anti-individualism; collective action; performativity
 
Description Professor Barry Barnes was a key, founding member of the early Science Studies Unit (SSU) at the University of Edinburgh.  In this interview with Gill Haddow he reflects on what is was like to be part of this fertile period of scholarly enterprise with David Bloor and others and describes some of the key influences that effected his thinking such as Thomas Kuhn.  The eighties were a time of political unrest and SSU, was not outwardly political in vision but was not immune.  The Science Wars also had detrimental effects for some.  The origin of the concept of “boot-strapped induction,” or feedback loops was also being brought into existence with the idea that scientific knowledge was both self-referential and self-validating.  At the center lay the most basic and enduring tenets of Barnes’ thought and that was the collective and how people could never truly be independent. A reflection by Gill Haddow follows the interview.
 
Publisher The Society for Social Studies of Science
 
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Date 2018-07-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Non-peer-reviewed article

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://estsjournal.org/index.php/ests/article/view/232
10.17351/ests2018.232
 
Source Engaging Science, Technology, and Society; Vol 4 (2018); 267-283
2413-8053
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://estsjournal.org/index.php/ests/article/view/232/163
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Gill Haddow and Barry Barnes
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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