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  1. WK 1 Introduction to Social Studies of Science and Technology 7 items
    1. Read either the introductory chapter from NYE or Marx 

    2. Technology Matters: Questions to Live With - David E. Nye 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Read introductory chapter, Chapter 1

    3. Media reports 4 items
      Please read at least one of the media reports, whichever appeals to you - you can read more - and listen to the podcast.
      1. The myth of freedom - Yuval Noah Harari 14/09/2018

        Article 

  2. WK 2 The social construction of science and technology 7 items
    1. Do Artifacts Have Politics? - Langdon Winner 1980

      Article Essential

    2. Technological momentum - Thomas Hughes

      Chapter Essential Available as an e-book in the library.

    3. Documentary 1 item
      For those of you interested in cyber-security, critical infrastructures (communications networks) and cyber warfare, ZERO DAYS is a very intense, edgy documentary that progresses like a spy thriller. It is available from BOB (box of broadcasts) streaming service accessible through QM library - You should be able to click through to connect with BOB from here. Please do watch prior to the seminar (optional)
      1. Zero Days (Official Movie Site) - Alex Gibney

        Audio-visual document Recommended

    4. Recommended readings 3 items
      1. An introduction to science and technology studies - Sergio Sismondo 2010

        Book Recommended Read chapters 5 and 6 on the social construction of science

      2. Making Sense of Science: Understanding the Social Study of Science - Steven Yearley 2005

        Book Recommended Read chapters 2 and 3: Framing commitments and Knowledge and social interests

      3. A Dictionary of Human Geography - Noel Castree 2013

        Book Recommended Look up reference: 1) Postmodernity, postmodernism 2) Science Studies 3) Actor Network Theory

  3. WK 3 Feminist technoscience and studying science in context 8 items
    1. EVERYONE READ 1 item
      1. Situated knowledges - Donna J Haraway 1991

        Chapter Essential Situated knowledge is Chapter 9 (183-201) in the book Simians, Cyborgs and Women

    2. AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 4 items
      1. Feminist theories of technology - Judy Wajcman 01/01/2010

        Article Essential

      2. The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles - Emily Martin 1991

        Article Essential This text looks at gender in science, how gendered norms are imposed upon our understanding of biological processes.

      3. When Computers Were Women - Jennifer S Light 1999

        Article Essential

    3. WATCH THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTARY 1 item
      Use code ENCS-c3s when prompted
      1. FIXED - The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement - Regan Brashear

        Audio-visual document Essential Use code ENCS-c3s

    4. Google's ideological echo chamber - James Damore 2017

      Document Optional The original memo by James Damore

  4. WK 4 Assemblages, Networks and Space 9 items
    1. READ ONE of the Following 2 items
      1. Circulating references: sampling the soil in the Amazon forest

        Chapter Essential Lots of pictures! And very illuminating for those interested in environmentalism.

    2. READ THE DISCUSSION ON INFRASTRUCTURE IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 7 items
      1. Infrastructure - Jessica Lockrem, Adonia Lugo

        Webpage Essential

      2. THEN READ ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 6 items
  5. WK 5 Co-production 6 items
    1. You have the choice to develop your understanding of co-production through one of the following examples:

      1. Look at large scale technologies and critical infrastructures by reading Lapore's article on atomic energy and weather management, and watching Zero Days

      2. Focusing on how HIV/AIDS activism changed the biomedical establishment by reading Epstein's work and watching How to Survive a Plague (very moving documentary) 

    2. Large-scale systems and critical infrastructures 2 items
      1. Zero Days (Official Movie Site) - Own it on DVD or Digital HD - Alex Gibney

        Audio-visual document  Available from QMUL streaming service, BOB, guidance available here: https://elearning.qmul.ac.uk/application/bob/

    3. HIV/AIDS activism and the biomedical establishment 2 items
      1. How to Survive a Plague - David France 2014 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

  6. WK 6 Global bioscience 2 items
    1. Democratising Science? The Politics of Promoting Biomedicine in Singapore's Developmental State - Kerry Holden, David Demeritt 02/2008

      Article Essential Read Holden and Demeritt or Ong

  7. WK 8 Ethics and Cultural Politics of Global Bioscience 2 items
  8. WK 9 The image of Africa 4 items
    1. How to Write about Africa - Binyavanga Wainaina 2006

      Article Essential

    2. The Digital Matatu Story

      Audio-visual document Essential

  9. WK 10 Africa, Science, Technology and Innovation from Africa 11 items
    1. What do Science, Technology and Innovation Mean from Africa - Clapperton Mavhunga 2017

      Book Essential Everyone read Chapter one in Mavhunga's edited collection

    2. AND READ ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 2 items
      1. Situating science in Africa: The dynamics of computing research in Nairobi and Kampala - Matthew Harsh, Kerry Holden, Jameson Wetmore, G Pascal Zachary 2019

        Article Essential

    3. AFROFUTURISM 8 items
      These are readings in Afrofuturism and Africa Science Fiction that you might be interested to take a look at.
      1. Omenana

        Website  A online journal for African science fiction writers

      2. SF NOVELS 5 items
        1. Big Bishop Roko and the altar gangsters - B. Kojo Laing 2006

          Book 

        2. Lagoon - Nnedi Okorafor 2014

          Book 

        3. Zoo City - Lauren Beukes 2016

          Book 

        4. Moxyland - Lauren Beukes 2008

          Book 

        5. Binti - Nnedi Okorafor 2015

          Book 

      3. FILMS 2 items
        1. Her Broken Shadow - Dilman Dila 2017

          Audio-visual document 

        2. Les Saignantes - Jean-Pierre Bekolo 2005

          Audio-visual document 

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