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Boundary Objects and Beyond: Working With Leigh Star
By Adele E. Clarke (editor), Ellen Balka (editor), Stefan Timmermans (editor) and Geoffrey C. Bowker (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mit Pr
Publication date February 26, 2016
Pages 548
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780262528085
ISBN-10 0262528088
Dimensions 1.25 by 7 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.88 lbs.
Original list price $38.00
Other format details university press
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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.

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 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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Hardcover
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With Stefan Timmermans (other contributor), Adele E. Clarke (other contributor), Geoffrey C. Bowker (other contributor) | 1 edition from Mit Pr (February 26, 2016)
9780262029742 | details & prices | 548 pages | 7.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $76.00
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With Stefan Timmermans (other contributor), Adele E. Clarke (other contributor), Geoffrey C. Bowker (other contributor) | from Mit Pr (February 26, 2016)
9780262528085 | details & prices | 548 pages | 7.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.88 lbs | List price $38.00
About: Susan Leigh Star (1954--2010) was one of the most influential science studies scholars of the last several decades.
With Stefan Timmermans (other contributor), Adele E. Clarke (other contributor), Geoffrey C. Bowker (other contributor), Robert Byrne | from St Martins Pr (June 1, 1981); titled "Once a Catholic"
9780523411651 | details & prices | List price $2.25
This edition also contains Once a Catholic
With Stefan Timmermans (other contributor), Adele E. Clarke (other contributor), Geoffrey C. Bowker (other contributor), Allan Carr, Bronte Woodard | from Pinnacle Books (December 1, 1980); titled "Can't Stop the Music"
9780523411774 | details & prices | List price $7.50
This edition also contains Can''t Stop the Music

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