Bryan Pfaffenberger, University of Virginia, Science, Technology and Society Department, Faculty Member. Studies Information Technology. Bryan Pfaffenberger History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. In , convinced that technology represented an area ripe for social analysis, I resigned a. Rating and reviews for Professor Bryan Pfaffenberger from University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA United States.
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Annual Review of Anthropology, When I accepted a position in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering inthe then-Dean of the School, Ed Starke, asked me to bring anthropology to technology studies AND bring technology studies to anthropology.
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And if Pfaff will give you an A, why not go for it?. High to Low Avg. In the traditional land tenure scheme, plots of land were dynamically expanded or contracted as needed to ensure equity of access to well-irrigated land.
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Learn more at Author Central. To quote from the article, “My intention is to see technological activity One of my favorite publications, “The Harsh Facts of Hydraulics” dates from the history of technology’s war against technological determinism; it argues, essentially, that Nature here, the fact that more water is available at the top of a gravity-fed irrigation scheme than at the bottom is not responsible for the emergence of class inequality in Sri Lanka’s irrigation-based settlement colonization projects, but rather, in part, to the projects’ failure to insulate the settled farmers from social differentiation processes which are endemic in Sri Lankan rural society — and even more, to the project planners’ inability and unwillingness to employ rich sociotechnical thinking in their design.
On this page, you’ll find the full text of some of my favorites. I was tenured injoining what must be a very small club namely, those who have received tenure in two different research fields. Of course this system would inevitably be colonized by imported, Western conceptions of the landholding as a fixed, determine entity, and it would be difficult, indeed, for the project’s planners to include a Pul Eliya land tenure scheme, even if they knew of it. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
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In it, I introduced the beginnings of an approach that would culminate in Technological Dramasin which I apply Victor Turner’s notion of social dramas to a constructivist account of In spite of the projects’ laudable goal of ensuring equitable access to irrigated farm land, they succeeded — as so many similar projects have done, worldwide — in reproducing the worst outcomes resulting from the collision of peasant tradition and capitalism.
Inconvinced that technology represented an area ripe for social analysis, I resigned a tenured position in anthropology in order to take a tenure-track job in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Face it, it’s STS, do you really care about the subject matter? This was my first STS-related publication. Level of Difficulty 2.
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The social meaning of the personal computer: Articles 1—20 Show more. The risky move proved to be a wise one: The School’s Dean, a distinguished material scientist named No ratings found — view all ratings for this professor. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.
Had they taken an hour or two to look at the scholarship on ancient and medieval Sri Lankan irrigation, they would have realized that compensatory social mechanisms are needed to pfaffenebrger the inherent inequalities of gravity-fed irrigation. I’m just now completing a National Science Foundation-funded study of the history of voting machines, conceptualized pfaffenbergdr — you guessed it — a technological drama.
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Published in Science, Technology, and Human Values, Email address for updates. Are you sure you want to delete this note? The harsh facts of hydraulics: In it, I introduced the beginnings of an approach that would culminate in Technological Dramasin which I apply Victor Turner’s notion of social dramas to a constructivist account of technological innovation. The School’s Dean, a distinguished material scientist named Brywn Starke, encouraged me to pursue two goals in my research: Provide feedback about this page.