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published: Feb 2016
ISBN:9780262029742
publisher: The MIT Press

Boundary Objects and Beyond

Working with Leigh Star

contributions by Jane Summerton; Susan Leigh Star; Janet Ceja Alcalá; Brian Cantwell Smith; Maria Puig de la Bellacasa; Les Gasser; Jutta Weber; Adele E. Clarke; Anselm L. Strauss; Kjeld Schmidt; Richard Boland; John L. King; Karen Ruhleder; Gail Hornstein; Stefan Timmermans; James R. Griesemer; Cheris Kramarae; Ellen Balka; Eevi E. Beck; Nina Wakeford; Helen Verran, series edited by Paul N. Edwards & Geoffrey C. Bowker

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list price: $81.00 USD
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category: Social Science
published: Feb 2016
ISBN:9780262029742
publisher: The MIT Press
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The multifaceted work of the late Susan Leigh Star is explored through a selection of her writings and essays by friends and colleagues.

Susan Leigh Star (1954–2010) was one of the most influential science studies scholars of the last several decades. In her work, Star highlighted the messy practices of discovering science, asking hard questions about the marginalizing as well as the liberating powers of science and technology. In the landmark work Sorting Things Out, Star and Geoffrey Bowker revealed the social and ethical histories that are deeply embedded in classification systems. Star's most celebrated concept was the notion of boundary objects: representational forms—things or theories—that can be shared between different communities, with each holding its own understanding of the representation.

Unfortunately, Leigh was unable to complete a work on the poetics of infrastructure that further developed the full range of her work. This volume collects articles by Star that set out some of her thinking on boundary objects, marginality, and infrastructure, together with essays by friends and colleagues from a range of disciplines—from philosophy of science to organization science—that testify to the wide-ranging influence of Star's work.

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Ellen 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 la Bellacasa, Karen Ruhleder, Kjeld Schmidt, Brian Cantwell Smith, Susan Leigh Star, Anselm L. Strauss, Jane Summerton, Stefan Timmermans, Helen Verran, Nina Wakeford, Jutta Weber

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Jane Summerton

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Susan Leigh Star was Doreen Boyce Chair for Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh.
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Paul N. Edwards is Professor in the School of Information and the Department of History at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America (1996) and a coeditor (with Clark Miller) of Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (2001), both published by the MIT Press.
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Paul N. Edwards is Professor in the School of Information and the Department of History at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America (1996) and a coeditor (with Clark Miller) of Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (2001), both published by the MIT Press.
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Paul N. Edwards is Professor in the School of Information and the Department of History at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America (1996) and a coeditor (with Clark Miller) of Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (2001), both published by the MIT Press.
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Paul N. Edwards is Professor in the School of Information and the Department of History at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America (1996) and a coeditor (with Clark Miller) of Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (2001), both published by the MIT Press.
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Geoffrey C. Bowker is Professor and Director of the Evoke Lab at the University of California, Irvine. He is the coauthor (with Susan Leigh Star) of Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences and the author of Memory Practices in the Sciences, both published by the MIT Press.
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Geoffrey C. Bowker is Professor and Director of the Evoke Lab at the University of California, Irvine. He is the coauthor (with Susan Leigh Star) of Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences and the author of Memory Practices in the Sciences, both published by the MIT Press.
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Geoffrey C. Bowker is Professor and Director of the Evoke Lab at the University of California, Irvine. He is the coauthor (with Susan Leigh Star) of Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences and the author of Memory Practices in the Sciences, both published by the MIT Press.
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Adele E. Clarke is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Adele E. Clarke is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Adele E. Clarke is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Adele E. Clarke is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Adele E. Clarke is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Adele E. Clarke is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Adele E. Clarke is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Stefan Timmermans is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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James R. Griesemer is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis.
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James R. Griesemer is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis.
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Ellen Balka is Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University.
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Ellen Balka is Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University.
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Ellen Balka is Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University.
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Ellen Balka is Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University.
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  • , <PrizeName>Winner, 2016 Best Information Science Book Award, sponsored by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS& T)</PrizeName>

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