It’s Important to Go to the Laboratory: Malte Ziewitz Talks with Michael Lynch

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

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Title It’s Important to Go to the Laboratory: Malte Ziewitz Talks with Michael Lynch
 
Creator Ziewitz, Malte
Lynch, Michael
 
Subject STS; science and technology studies; ethnomethodology; sociology; history
history of STS; Michael Lynch; interview; laboratory; ethnomethodology; parasites; explosive STS
 
Description Why would anyone still want to go to the laboratory in 2018? In this interview, Michael Lynch answers this and other questions, reflecting on his own journey in, through, and alongside the field of science and technology studies (STS). Starting from his days as a student of Harold Garfinkel’s at UCLA to more recent times as editor of Social Studies of Science, Lynch talks about the rise of origin stories in the field; the role of ethnomethodology in his thinking; the early days of laboratory studies; why “turns” and “waves” might better be called “spins”; what he learned from David Edge; why we should be skeptical of the presumption that STS enhances the democratization of science; and why it might be time to “blow up STS”––an appealing idea that Malte Ziewitz takes up in his reflection following 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
interview; reflection
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://estsjournal.org/index.php/ests/article/view/220
10.17351/ests2018.220
 
Source Engaging Science, Technology, and Society; Vol 4 (2018); 366-385
2413-8053
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://estsjournal.org/index.php/ests/article/view/220/155
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Malte Ziewitz, Michael Lynch
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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