Steve Woolgar


Steve Woolgar

Stephen Woolgar is a British sociologist. He first worked very close to Bruno Latour, with whom he co-authored "" (1979).

He has been Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Human Sciences and Director of CRICT (Centre for Research into Innovation, Culture and Technology) at Brunel University. He holds the Chair of Sociology and Marketing and is Professor of Marketing at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Green College. He is an important contributor in the fields of Science Studies, sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK) and the Science and technology studies (STS) (especially on the topic of sociology of machines). Stephen Woolgar is a recipient of the Bernal Prize in 2008 awarded annually by the Society for Social Studies of Science to an individual judged to have made a distinguished contribution to the field.

Stephen Woolgar holds a B.A (First Class Honours) in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a DPhil in Sociology also from the University of Cambridge.

Main works

* with Bruno Latour, "Laboratory Life: the construction of scientific facts", Princeton, 1986 (1979).
* "Science: the Very Idea", Routledge, 1988.
* (ed.), "Knowledge and Reflexivity" edited, Sage, 1988.
* with Steve Fuller and M. de Mey (eds), "The Cognitive Turn: sociological and psychological perspectives on science", Kluwer, 1989.
* with Michael Lynch (eds), "Representation in Scientific Practice", MIT, 1990.
* with K. Grint, "The Machine at Work: technology, organisation and work", Polity/Blackwell, 1997.
* "Virtual Society? technology, cyberbole, reality", Oxford University Press, 2002.

External links

* [http://virtualsociety.sbs.ox.ac.uk/text/people/woolgar.htm Professor Steve Woolgar (short biography)]
* [http://www.4sonline.org/index.htm Society for Social Studies of Science]


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