STS as a Program of Ontological Disobedience: Koichi Mikami Talks with Steve Woolgar

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

View Publication Info
Field Value
Title STS as a Program of Ontological Disobedience: Koichi Mikami Talks with Steve Woolgar
Creator Mikami, Koichi
Woolgar, Steve
Subject STS
reflexivity; skepticism; business
Description Is science and technology studies (STS) a luxury that our society cannot afford anymore? In this interview, Koichi Mikami tries to learn lessons from Steve Woolgar’s distinguished career on how the kind of sensibilities treasured within the field of STS and the type of critical engagement that its researchers aspire to might be best exercised in a changing landscape of higher education and academic research. Woolgar explains how he, at some key moments in his career, managed to create “a room” for reflexive thought and critical engagement in domains that could otherwise have been dominated by simple deterministic discourses. He explains that the questions of how and to whom you sell your criticism deserve as much attention as what your criticism is. A reflection by Koichi Mikami follows the interview.
Publisher The Society for Social Studies of Science
Date 2018-07-12
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Non-peer-reviewed article

Format application/pdf
Source Engaging Science, Technology, and Society; Vol 4 (2018); 303-319
Language eng

Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Koichi Mikami and Steve Woolgar

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us


Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library