711: Sociology of
||Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann, The
Social Construction of Reality (New York: Anchor Doubleday, 1966).
||David Bloor, Knowledge and Social Imagery, 2nd Edition (Chicago,
||Bruno Latour, Science in Action (Harvard).
(ed.) Science as Practice and Culture (Chicago, 1992)
Part I Historical Considerations
Assign: Marx and Engels (1848), German Ideology (selections).
Karl Mannheim (1936), Ideology and Utopia (selections) Bernard
Barber (1959), 'The Sociology of Science.'
Part II 'Hegelian' Sociology of Knowledge
Assign: Berger and Luckman, Social Construction of Reality;
Manicas, 'The Absent Ontology of Society' (Journal for the Theory
of Social Behavior, handout)
Part III 'The Strong Programme'
Assign: Barry Barnes, Scientific Knowledge and Sociological
Theory (handout). David Bloor, Knowledge and Social Imagery. Manicas
and Rosenberg, 'Naturalism, Epistemological Individualism and
"The Strong Programme" in the Sociology of Knowledge,' and
'The Sociology of Scientific Knowledge,' Journal for the Theory of
Social Behavior (1985, 1987).
Part IV 'The Paris School'
Assign: Bruno Latour, Science in Action; Andy Pickering, Science
as Practice and Culture, Introduction.
Part V The Social Sciences
Assign: Manicas, 'The Social Science Disciplines: The American
Model,' Discourses on Society (1990).
Part VI Concluding Problems
SSK and Ethnomethodology. Assign: David Bloor, 'Left and Right
Wittgensteinians,' and Michael Lynch, 'From the "Will to
Theory" to the Discursive Collage: A Reply to Bloor's
"Left and Right Wittgensteinians," in Pickering (ed.)
Science as Practice and Culture.
Reflexivity. Assign: Collins and Yearley, 'Epistemological
Chicken' in Pickering, op. cit.; Steve Woolgar, 'A Reply to Collins
and Yearley,' ibid. Trevor Pinch and Trevor Pinch, 'Reservations
about Reflexivity and New Literary Forms or Why Let the Devil have
all the Good Times' in Woolgar (ed.) Knowledge and Reflexivity
(London: Sage, 1988).