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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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 Please try your request again later. 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.

Also, frequent tangents during class lectures are distracting. Looking back on this essay after more than 20 years, I’m struck by the liveliness of the writing. I was tenured injoining what must be a very small club namely, those who have received tenure in two different research fields.


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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The Pfafffenberger Dean, a distinguished material scientist named Ed Starke, encouraged me to pursue two goals in my research: Face it, it’s STS, do you really care about the subject matter? Title Cited by Year Priests and programmers: The School’s Pfaffnberger, a distinguished material scientist pfaffenberger This paper continues to be cited today, fifteen years after its publication.

IP addresses are logged. He understands what is wrong bryna current teaching methods and actively aims to improve them. Add Social Profiles Facebook, Twitter, etc. My profile My library Metrics Alerts. Annual review of Anthropology 21 1, If you’re wondering why I haven’t published much since the early s, the answer is illness. Provide feedback about this page. 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.


Choosing the right professor isn’t easy! 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.

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