And finally ... number four of four reading lists for my qualifying exams:
This list aims to survey the field of science and technology studies. The goal will be an understanding of philosophical and epistemological debates around concepts of science and technology as stable and transparent bodies of knowledge. Primary emphasis will be on the relations between science / technology and gender: not only how masculinity and femininity are shaped, contained, and expressed by science and technology, but also how gender informs knowledge and positions of knowing.
1. Biagioli, M. 1999. The science studies reader. New York: Routledge.
2. Bauchspies, W. K., Croissant, J. and Restivo, S. 2005. Science, technology and society: A sociological approach. Malden, MA: Blackwell publishing limited.
3. Latour, B. 2007. We have never been modern. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
4. Turkle, S. 1997. Life on the screen: Identity in the age of the internet. New York: Simon and Schuster.
5. Shermer, M. and Gould, S. J. 2002. Why people believe weird things: Pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time. New York: Owl Books.
6. ADDED: Feenberg, A. 1999. Questioning Technology. Florence, KY: Routledge.
7. ADDED: Marx, L. 1964. The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America.
Technology, Sex & Gender
8. Cassell, J. and Jenkins, H. 1998. From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and computer games. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
9. Wajcman, J. 1991. Feminism confronts technology. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.
10. Penley, C. 1997. NASA / Trek: Popular science and sex in America. New York: Verso.
12. Keller, E F. 1996. Reflections on gender and science: 10th anniversary edition. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
13. Laqueur, T. 1992. Making sex: Body and gender from the greeks to Freud. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
14. de Laurentis, T. 1987. Technologies of gender: Essays on theory, film, and fiction. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
15. Easlea, B. 1987. Fathering the unthinkable: Masculinity, scientists and the nuclear arms race. New York: Pantheon Books.
(Bio)Technologies & the Body
M'Charek, A. 2005. The human genome diversity project: An ethnography of scientific practice. New York: Cambridge University Press.
ADDED:16. Reardon, J. 2004. Race to the Finish: Identity and Governance in an Age of Genomics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
17. Maines, R. P. 2001. The technology of orgasm: "Hysteria," the vibrator, and women's sexual satisfaction. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
18. Rabinow, P. 2006. A machine to make a future: Biotech chronicles. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
19. Balsamo, A. 1995. Technologies of the gendered body: Reading cyborg women. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
20. Hartouni, V. 1997. Cultural conceptions: On reproductive technologies and the remaking of life. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
21. Kennedy, M. 2004. A brief history of disease, science and medicine: From the Ice Age to the Genome Project. Cranston, RI: Writers' Collective.
22. O'Connor, E. 2000. Raw material: Producing pathology in Victorian culture. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
23. Cartwright, L. 1995. Screening the body: Tracing medicine’s visual culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
24. Johnson, S. 2006. The ghost map: The story of London’s most terrifying epidemic and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world. London: Riverhead Books.
25. Van Dijck, J. 2005. The transparent body: A cultural analysis of medical imaging. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
26. Gilman, S. L. 1985. Difference and pathology: Stereotypes of sexuality, race, and madness. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.