By Geoffrey C. Bowker,Stefan Timmermans,Adele E. Clarke,Ellen Balka

Susan Leigh celebrity (1954--2010) used to be some of the most influential technology stories students of the final numerous many years. In her paintings, famous person highlighted the messy practices of researching technological know-how, asking challenging questions about the marginalizing in addition to the releasing powers of technological know-how and know-how. within the landmark work Sorting issues Out, celebrity and Geoffrey Bowker published the social and moral histories which are deeply embedded in class structures. Star's such a lot celebrated thought used to be the concept of boundary items: representational kinds -- issues or theories -- that may be shared among diversified groups, with every one retaining its personal knowing of the illustration. regrettably, Leigh was once not able to accomplish a piece at the poetics of infrastructure that extra built the entire variety of her paintings. This quantity collects articles through megastar that set out a few of her considering on boundary items, marginality, and infrastructure, including essays by way of pals and co-workers from a number disciplines -- from philosophy of technological know-how to association technological know-how -- that testify to the wide-ranging impression of Star's work.ContributorsEllen Balka, Eevi E. Beck, Dick Boland, Geoffrey C. Bowker, Janet Ceja Alcalá, Adele E. Clarke, Les Gasser, James R. Griesemer, Gail Hornstein, John Leslie King, Cheris Kramarae, Maria Puig de l. a. Bellacasa, Karen Ruhleder, Kjeld Schmidt, Brian Cantwell Smith, Susan Leigh celebrity, Anselm L. Strauss, Jane Summerton, Stefan Timmermans, Helen Verran, Nina Wakeford, Jutta Weber

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