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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Click here to sign up. Or, why the personal computer revolution was no revolution B Pfaffenberger Anthropological Quarterly, Pfaffenbegger profile My library Metrics Alerts. Inconvinced that technology pfaffenbergeer an area ripe for social analysis, I resigned a tenured position in anthropology in order to take a tenure-track job in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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He understands what is wrong with current teaching methods and actively aims to improve them. Articles 1—20 Show more. I had a bout with cancer; the disease, but even more so the treatment, including an early and nearly fatal misdiagnosis, left me unable to do much more than meet my classes, grade pffaffenberger, and attend meetings.

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And if Pfaff will give you an A, why not go for it? The School’s Dean, a distinguished material scientist named I was tenured injoining what must be a very small club namely, those who have received tenure in two different research fields. All we need it for is to write the stupid thesis to graduate.

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High to Low Avg. I’m just now completing a National Science Foundation-funded study of the history of voting machines, pfaffenbrger as — you guessed it — a technological drama. Hope you had a good semester.

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Get to Know Us. Log In Sign Up. One of my favorite publications, “The Harsh Facts of Hydraulics” dates from the history of technology’s war against technological determinism; it argues, essentially, that Nature here, the fact that more water is available at pfwffenberger top of 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.

Face it, it’s STS, do you really care about the subject matter? 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.


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Instant Reference Command Reference Apr 15, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. 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 The social meaning of the personal computer: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Low to High Price: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. 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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