Estrid Sorensen

Estrid Sorensen
Ruhr-Universität Bochum | RUB · Mercator Research Group (MRG) Structure of Memory

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Publications (31)
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Apart from being a space for doing STS research, the RUSTlab (Ruhr University Science and Technology Studies lab) is also a laboratory for experimenting with modes of building caring relations (cf. Mol 2008, Mol et al. 2015, Puig de la Bellacasa 2017) in academia. A core device for driving this experiment is a document we call “lab coding” to empha...
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The recently constituted association stsing offers scholars a new platform to do STS in and through Germany (therefore the wording stsing). Specific about this platform is its creative and open understanding of collaboration on the one hand and critical reflection of national, international, institutional, and intergenerational challenges of STS re...
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The restoration of the Emscher began in the 1990s. It brings us to a former centre of industrialization – the Ruhr Valley in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany – and reveals challenges of post-mining, such as pollution and subsidence. Three concepts are central to understanding the restoration of the river: landscape, temporality and value. Through th...
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Zusammenfassung Angesichts der ständigen Weiterentwicklung technischer Systeme in Unternehmen müssen IT-Sicherheitsmaßnahmen immer wieder angepasst werden. Dabei sind IT-Sicherheitsstandards nützliche Richtlinien, die ausreichende Sicherheit nach dem aktuellen Stand der Technik versprechen, doch sie erweisen sich auch als eine Herausforderung für O...
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How well is psychology equipped with vocabulary and methods to examine itself as an object of science studies? The position of psychological expertise as a distant judging observer offering imaginaries of human lives as homogenous and characterised by predictable features has become inadequate for contemporary lives in which categories and interrel...
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What are the epistemic projects of psychology? What insights does psychology seek to produce, and what kinds of knowledge are adequate for the psychological challenges of contemporary worlds? These are the fundamental questions we address in this special issue. Dating back more than a century, psychology emerged as a discipline in a specific contex...
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This article contributes to psychology’s epistemic project by proposing a methodology that foregrounds the relation between research methods and subject matter. Considering method-driven and subject-driven approaches as being opposite poles of a continuum, the science of psychology has historically tended toward emphasising one or the other. Method...
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International large-scale comparisons struggle with the difficulty of maintaining standardisation in order to facilitate comparison, and at the same time being relevant and meaningful locally across diverse contexts. This study inquires into the practices involved in accomplishing these apparently contradictory tasks through an empirical case study...
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Dokumentieren ist zeitlich aufwendig, wird aber inhaltlich oftmals als peripher erachtet. Hervorgegangen aus einem Forschungsseminar an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum präsentieren die von Studierenden sowie Berufspraktikerinnen verfassten Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes empirische Analysen verschiedener professioneller Praktiken des Dokumentierens vo...
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Objects are central to all of our means of social interaction. Over the past decades Science and Technology Studies have been virtuous in developing methods for studying objects from a social science perspective. The literature often presents results pointing to the social lives of objects along with conceptual discussions of objects and materialit...
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The same video games are played by young people all over the world. All over the world these games become matters of concern. Young people's involvement with video games is of concern to families, industry, science, and regulatory bodies. However, different dynamics play out in each country within and across these practices. Each practice and count...
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In ihrem Beitrag Menschliche Präsenz: Versuch eines posthumanistischen Ansatzes zum Menschsein schlägt Estrid Sørensen im Anschluss an Latour vor, den Vorrang des Subjekts in der pädagogischen Forschung aufzugeben und stattdessen von einer generellen Symmetrie menschlicher, dinglicher und räumlicher Akteure auszugehen. Der Begriff der „Subjektivitä...
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Helen Verrans Arbeiten gehören wegen ihrer theoretischen und methodologicshen Beiträge zu den Schlüsselwerken der STS. Drei Aspekte zeichnen ihren Beitrag zu den STS aus: Erstens verbindet sie mit dem Begriff des Imaginary das Ontische und das Epistemische. Zweitens bietet sie mit ihrem Begriff des Disconcertment eine Methode zur Untersuchung der K...
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Dieser Band ist die erste deutschsprachige sozialanthropologische Einführung in das Feld der Science and Technology Studies - ein Forschungsfeld, das sich der empirischen Untersuchung des alltäglichen Zusammenspiels von Wissenschaft, Technologie und gesellschaftlicher Ordnung widmet. Der sozialanthropologische Zugriff stellt neben den grundlegenden...
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Dieser Band ist die erste deutschsprachige sozialanthropologische Einführung in das Feld der Science and Technology Studies - ein Forschungsfeld, das sich der empirischen Untersuchung des alltäglichen Zusammenspiels von Wissenschaft, Technologie und gesellschaftlicher Ordnung widmet. Der sozialanthropologische Zugriff stellt neben den grundlegenden...
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Dieser Band ist die erste deutschsprachige sozialanthropologische Einführung in das Feld der Science and Technology Studies - ein Forschungsfeld, das sich der empirischen Untersuchung des alltäglichen Zusammenspiels von Wissenschaft, Technologie und gesellschaftlicher Ordnung widmet. Der sozialanthropologische Zugriff stellt neben den grundlegenden...
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Dieser Band ist die erste deutschsprachige sozialanthropologische Einführung in das Feld der Science and Technology Studies - ein Forschungsfeld, das sich der empirischen Untersuchung des alltäglichen Zusammenspiels von Wissenschaft, Technologie und gesellschaftlicher Ordnung widmet. Der sozialanthropologische Zugriff stellt neben den grundlegenden...
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The most heated public debates on the subject of violent computer games in Germany take place following incidents of school shootings. Such reactions are often conceptualized as moral panics and signs of underlying social conflict. Focus is rarely on the violent computer games themselves. Actor-network theory allows for an analysis of how phenomena...
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Actor–Network Theory and Latour's principle of symmetry between human and nonhuman creatures was developed as a methodological ‘grip’ to encourage analysts to investigate sociomaterial configurations rather than defining them before empirical study. In order to adjust the principle of symmetry to the scale of experience, it is argued that what is c...
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Dieser Band ist die erste deutschsprachige sozialanthropologische Einführung in das Feld der Science and Technology Studies - ein Forschungsfeld, das sich der empirischen Untersuchung des alltäglichen Zusammenspiels von Wissenschaft, Technologie und gesellschaftlicher Ordnung widmet. Der sozialanthropologische Zugriff stellt neben den grundlegenden...
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A standing dispute in theories of cognition concerns whether cognition unfolds as mental processing of representations or as distributed cognition, as social and non-representational. The disagreement can be seen as a dispute about the spatial location of knowing: does knowing take place in the mind or brain, or is it situated in social practice? I...
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Authority in educational settings is generally taken to belong to the teacher—to reside inside a human. At the same time, the use of new technology in schools is said to challenge authority. How is authority produced and maintained in classrooms not just through engagement among humans, but also through engagements between humans and non-human elem...
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How do children engage with science? How does science in one's childhood overlap with other scientific practices—or differ from them? According to prevalent developmental perspectives, particularly in science education, children's understandings are incomplete—an immature stage of adults' engagement with science. There follows a prescriptive model:...
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The paper discusses the materials involved in the learning environment 5th Dimension, which over the past few decades has been broadly applied as an Activity Theory-based after-school programme. The 5th Dimension is established around a number of artefacts: a maze, a wizard, a constitution etc. These artefacts are often described in the 5th Dimensi...
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While time and space form a classic duality in social science, this article demonstrates a perspective on time, space and materiality as a core trinity. As a prominent figure in contemporary discussions on materiality in the social sciences Science and Technology Studies (STS) emphasizes relational approaches. STS however lacks a clear relational d...

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