Challenging power, constructing boundaries, and confronting anxieties: Michael Kattirtzi talks with Andrew Stirling

Kattirtzi, Michael and Stirling, Andrew (2018) Challenging power, constructing boundaries, and confronting anxieties: Michael Kattirtzi talks with Andrew Stirling. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 4. pp. 386-407. ISSN 2413-8053

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Abstract

In this interview, Andy Stirling talks to Michael Kattirtzi about what initially drew him to Science and Technology Studies, his account of the impact of the Science Wars on the field, and why it matters that STS researchers do not shy away from challenging incumbents. Through a series of thoughtful reflections on his encounters with STS researchers, Stirling arrives at the conclusion that we should not expect the field to reconcile tensions that are more deeply rooted in society. Nonetheless, he hopes that in the future STS researchers will be more open and admitting of a plurality of epistemic perspectives within the field and avoid overly constraining it––all the while as he continues to demonstrate the value of appreciating such epistemic pluralism to policy-makers and stakeholders. A reflection by Michael Kattirtzi follows the interview.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Andrew Stirling
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 10:56
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 14:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77583

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