The theoretical attempt pursued in this contribution is to intertwine the so called ‘Mobility Turn’ and the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). Indeed, mobility is inextricably linked to the vast array of sociotechnical infrastructures, artefacts and discourses which allow people, objects and information to be (im)mobile in contemporary society. Three streams are taken in consideration as relevant to this analysis: ecological analysis of ‘boundary objects’, Social Construction of Technology (SCOT), and Social Informatics. Each of them provides a key category for studying mobility as a sociotechnical practice in the context of an ongoing research based on two case studies (international consultancy in developing countries and ubiquitous computing design).

Connecting STS to Mobility Studies: Sociotechnical Mobile Practices

PELLEGRINO, Giuseppina
2011

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The theoretical attempt pursued in this contribution is to intertwine the so called ‘Mobility Turn’ and the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). Indeed, mobility is inextricably linked to the vast array of sociotechnical infrastructures, artefacts and discourses which allow people, objects and information to be (im)mobile in contemporary society. Three streams are taken in consideration as relevant to this analysis: ecological analysis of ‘boundary objects’, Social Construction of Technology (SCOT), and Social Informatics. Each of them provides a key category for studying mobility as a sociotechnical practice in the context of an ongoing research based on two case studies (international consultancy in developing countries and ubiquitous computing design).
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