SITUATED PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Call for Papers Date:
Social Studies of Science and Technology (SSST) are configured as a research field encompassing varied themes and theoretical positions. The discussions that shape this field are presented in, among others, the annual events organized by the Society for Social Studies of Science, known as 4S, and the biannual meetings organized by ESOCITE, the Latin American network of SSST. Among the main areas of study within SSST is the understanding and problematization of the role that scientific and technological knowledge (in all its diversity) has in shaping our societies, and how this socially institutionalized knowledge is constructed.
The special issue of Universitas Humanística number 76 opens a call for papers related to SSST. The emphasis of this special issue is to gather critical reflections on the role of scientific and technological knowledge from situated and geopolitical perspectives. We welcome studies that, within these dimensions, contribute to thinking about, problematizing, and constructing the role that science and technology have in the generation of certain cartographies of inclusion and exclusion. This may include studies that critically question the construction of disability, the study of so-called social technologies (or technologies for social inclusion), perspectives that analyze science and technology as knowledge cross-cut by gender, and reflections that probe the ways in which these cartographies shape particular ideas of nationhood.Call for Abstracts: June 5 to August 5, 2012
Those interested in participating in the special issue should initially send an abstract of their contribution not exceeding 500 words. It is recommended that this abstract specifies: (1) the working title of the proposed paper, (2) the ongoing or finished research that frames the paper, (3) the problem(s) to be addressed in the context of the themes proposed for the special issue, (4) the perspective from which these themes will be addressed, and (5) the major contribution of the paper to this special issue.
With the abstract the authors must attach a short summary of their curriculum vitae, including at least: the institution to which they belong, their last academic degree, and publications within the last 3 years.
The abstracts will be evaluated by blind peer review, and the editorial board will notify the authors of the status of their submission by September 5, 2012, upon which the author(s) may begin working on their proposed paper. The final paper will also be evaluated through blind peer review.
Abstracts can be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
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