Maasen Sabine

Maasen Sabine
Technische Universität München | TUM · TUM School of Education

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Interdisciplinary engineering of cyber physical production systems (CPPS) are often subject to delay, cost overrun and quality problems or may even fail due to the lack of efficient information exchange between multiple interdisciplinary teams working in complex networks within and across companies. We propose a direct integration of multiteam and...
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Was genau ist ein Reallabor? Wie funktioniert Service Learning? Wozu dienen Praktikum, Citizen Science und Duales Studium? Dieses Handbuch erläutert zentrale Begriffe der jüngeren wissenschaftstheoretischen Debatte in ihren Auswirkungen auf Hochschullehre und Bildungsperspektiven. Transdisziplinarität erschließt sich auf diese Weise als umfassendes...
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In this chapter, Sabine Maasen inquires into the ways in which the neurosciences and neurotechnologies become entangled with selves and socialities. Equipped with new tools and technologies for investigating the brain and the wider neural system, scientists and engineers are currently increasing their understanding of the brain and produce new oppo...
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In science policy, current concepts like “Responsible Research and Innovation” or “Citizen Science” document a new understanding of the relationship between science and society: Beyond being innovative, science should also engender an entirely new responsive, participatory, and sustainable research culture. Simultaneously, civil society has been de...
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Empfehlungen zur Anpassung der Arbeitswelt an die Anforderungen der Additiven Fertigung: Weitreichende Veränderungen im Zuge der künftigen Erschließung neuer Anwendungsfelder für die Additive Fertigung sind insbesondere für die Arbeitswelt zu erwarten. Neue Technologien beeinflussen die Arbeitswelt in mehrfacher Hinsicht. Sie erfordern entsprechen...
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In: SuN Soziologie und Nachhaltigkeit - Beiträge zur sozial-ökologischen Transformationsforschung Bd. 6, Nr. 1
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In the context of cross-disciplinary and cross-company cooperation, several challenges in developing manufacturing systems are revealed through industrial use cases. To tackle these challenges, two propositions are used in parallel. First, coupling technical models representing different content areas facilitates the detection of boundary crossing...
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About ten years ago, we were still able to justify the reservations of sociology with regard to digitisation as a healthy caution against the hype of the ‘virtual world’ and ‘cyberspace’; today, the situation looks different: beyond the usual rhetoric of media revolutions, new forms of practice, organisation and order have emerged around digital te...
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This book introduces the term of TechnoScienceSociety to focus on the ongoing technological reconfigurations of science and society. It aspires to use the breadth of Science and Technology Studies to perform a critical diagnosis of our contemporary culture. Instead of constructing technology as society’s “other”, the book sets out to highlight the...
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A joined interdisciplinary approach from systems engineering, organizational sociology and psychology is introduced using an enriched Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN+I) based modeling approach to support decision making on a management level for both mid-term decisions such as in-/outsourcing and short-term decisions such as fixing a weak...
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Diskussionsrunde mit ExpertInnen, Lehrkräften, Schulleitern und Schülerinnen und Schülern zum Thema Digitale Bildung an Grundschulen, Gymnasien und Hochschulen.
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Care and robotics already bear a whole range of relations: Under the conditions of demographic change, robotic assistive systems are celebrated as solution or feared for their potential dehumanising effects. Contrary to such black-and-white positions the paper proposes a middle ground based on insights from Science and Technology Studies: Here, rob...
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While comprehensive research has been conducted on the Bologna Process (BP) as well as on the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the roles of the social sciences in these reforms have remained mostly overlooked. Based on a systematic literature review of articles and reports from 1999 to 2018, we analyse the interplay of social sciences with po...
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Evidence has become a key resource within our knowledge society. At the same time, during the course of the 20th century, negotiations on the validity of knowledge became a political and controversial phenomenon which has since shaped the multiple fields of science, technology, politics, medicine and society. As the diagnosis of a ‘post-factual age...
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Human Brain Project: Ethics Management or Proceduralization of Reflexivity? Everywhere, the reflexivity and responsibility of research and innovation is called for – the neurosciences being no exception. Undesirable side effects of scientific‐technical developments should be recognized early on and opportunities for participation by non‐scientific...
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In massenmedialen Darstellungen wird das Hormon Oxytocin gegenwärtig als biochemische Basis von Sozialität und wirkmächtiger neuropharmakologischer Lösungsansatz für die (Wieder‑)Herstellung der gesellschaftlichen Kohäsion verhandelt. Mit Blick auf die ursprüngliche Bedeutung des Hormons als „Körperhormon“ zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts soll im vor...
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Öffentliche Kommunikation sieht sich derzeit durch »Fake News« und »Hate Speech« im Internet und zum Teil maschinell gesteuerte Kampagnen in den sozialen Netzen bedroht. Echokammern, Filterblasen und Social Bots sind nur einige Schlagworte in der Debatte. Diese Bedrohungen betreffen besonders die Wissenschaftskommunikation, weil sie das Vertrauen i...
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As a result of increasing data production and usage, computerization, and medialization, we as individuals are increasingly woven into a socio-technological ecology. At present, neurotechnologies as different as brain-machine interfaces, neurofeedback systems, and neuro-gadgets, become part of this ecology. Moreover, they give rise to a new milieu...
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Rezente wissenschaftspolitische Diskurse lassen sich als Suche nach einem neuen „Vertrag“ zwischen Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft interpretieren, der Innovation und Legitimation miteinander versöhnen soll. insbesondere Partizipation, Responsivität und Nachhaltigkeit gelten als dessen mögliche Bausteine. Dabei werden normative Erwägungen zunehmend mi...
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This chapter reframes the issue of reproducibility in science and technology within the context of contemporary knowledge societies that are characterized by a constant quest for innovation. Given that innovation privileges novelty and, by implication, the not-yet-reproducible, the first question is how, if at all, these opposing requirements can b...
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The essay explores the ways in which digital subjectification radically challenges the distinction between privacy and surveillance. Blogging selves, their practices, and their motives serve as telling examples of the fact that certain technologies are not mere prerequisites for sociocultural practices, but play an active role in constituting the n...
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Rezente wissenschaftspolitische Diskurse lassen sich als Suche nach einem neuen „Vertrag“ zwischen Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft interpretieren, der Innovation und Legitimation miteinander versöhnen soll. insbesondere Partizipation, Responsivität und Nachhaltigkeit gelten als dessen mögliche Bausteine. Dabei werden normative Erwägungen zunehmend mi...
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"A comprehensive, insightful treatment of the reproducibility challenges facing science today and of ways in which the scientific community can address them." Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania. "How can we make sure that reproducible research remains a key imperative of scientific...
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By the end of the twentieth century certain new media had established themselves which have profoundly changed communication among lovers. SMS and email in particular have created new relational forms and forms of intimacy. From declarations of love on talk shows to televised dating games and marriage quiz shows, television offers a panoply of wild...
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Schon von den klassischen Autoren der Sozialwissenschaften im späten 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert, so bei Max Weber (1920/1972: 9 ff.), wurde auf die sich ändernde Rolle und wachsende Bedeutung des Wissens und der Wissenschaft in der Gesellschaft verwiesen: In der bei Weber analysierten Rationalisierung aller gesellschaftlichen Teilbereiche, auch...
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This book opens up a new route to the study of knowledge dynamics and the sociology of knowledge. The focus is on the role of metaphors as powerful catalysts, and the book dissects their role in the construction of theories of knowledge. It is of vital interest to social and cognitive scientists alike.
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„Wer beantwortet, da es die Wissenschaft nicht tut, die Frage: was sollen wir denn tun? Und: wie sollen wir unser Leben einrichten?“ (Weber 1973, 105).
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Kann Wissenschaft ein Gegenstand nicht nur für Erkenntniskritik und historische Analyse, sondern auch für die Soziologie sein? Lange hieß es: nein! Spätestens mit Robert K. Merton ändert sich dies: Seither beschäftigt sich eine Wissenschaftsso­ziologie mit der Frage, wie die Produktion, Verbreitung und Geltung gesicherten Wissens möglich sind. Das...
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Die Thematisierung der Geisteswissenschaften stand in den letzten 25 Jahren nahezu durchgängig im Zeichen der Krise, die von Akteuren unterschiedlichster Provenienz artikuliert und proliferiert wurde. Wissenschaftler, Politiker, Journalisten und verschiedene, nicht selten selbstberufene Bedenkenträger aus Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft waren gleicherm...
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Das Konzept der »Wissensgesellschaft« ist überaus erfolgreich und hat Eingang in politische, wirtschaftliche, wissenschaftliche und massenmediale Diskurse gefunden. Dieses Handbuch verschafft einen Überblick über die zentralen Theorien und die wichtigsten Themenfelder. Mit Beiträgen renommierter Expertinnen und Experten ermöglicht das Buch ein umfa...
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The technological changes of the present are both complex and most likely far-reaching in their consequences. They thus force us to rethink various issues – among others, the relation of techno-science and society (Gibbons et al. 1994) and, particularly, the role of reflexive activities and institutions accompanying the current shift in this relati...
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Als 2004 die Exzellenzinitiative mit dem Slogan ,Brain up – Deutschland sucht die Superuni‘ das Exzellenzmotiv lancierte, war dies mit zahllosen Krisenszenarien verbunden: brain drain, die Sorge um den Wissens- und Wirtschaftsstandort Deutschland fanden sich ebenso darunter wie das Fehlen unternehmerischen Agierens bei Wissenschafdern und Universit...
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Wissenschaft gilt lange als ein Gegenstand, der zwar erkenntniskritischen und historischen, nicht aber soziologischen Analysen zugänglich sei. Die Wissenssoziologie in der Tradition von Marx, Durkheim, Gurvitsch und Mannheim betrachtet die Wissenschaften als einen Sonderfall gesellschaftlicher Wissensproduktion, dessen Wissen soziologisch nicht ana...
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Nanotechnology has been the subject of extensive ‘assessment hype,’ unlike any previous field of research and development. A multiplicity of stakeholders have started to analyze the implications of nanotechnology: Technology assessment institutions around the world, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, re-insurance companies, and academics...
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Als vor etwa einem Jahrzehnt das Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE) in Deutschland mit der Restrukturierung des deutschen Hochschulwesens begann, war sie in anderen europäischen Staaten schon weit vorangeschritten. Vor der Einführung numerischer Indikatoren, Evaluationen und Rankings an Universitäten und Forschungseinrichtungen wurde das System...
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Transdisciplinary research creates a specific site of negotiation ("Gestaltungsöffentlichkeit") in which both scientific and extra-scientific forms of knowledge are debated. Our empirical analysis indicates that creating this site requires "boundary work" that balances the different and, often, somewhat contradictory stakes of all participants. Bou...
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A little more than a decade ago, 1994, the Center for University Development (CHE) began its mission to organise the ‘revolution’ (Umbruch) of the German higher education system. In other European countries such as the UK and the Netherlands this process was already well under way. The German science system, being more hierarchical and less respons...
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As the cognitive neurosciences set out to challenge our understanding of consciousness, the existing conceptual panoply of meanings attached to the term remains largely unaccounted for. By way of bibliometric analysis, the following study first reveals the breadth and shift of meanings over the last decades, the main tendency being a more 'brainy'...
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Transdisdplinary research creates a specific site of negotiation ("Gestaltungsöffentlichkeit") in which both scientific and extra-scientific forms of knowledge are debated. Our empirical analysis indicates that creating this site requires "boundary work" that balances the different and, often, somewhat contradictory stakes of all participants. Boun...
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Most recently, the neurosciences have become fashionable in society. They stimulate all kinds of initiatives: neuro-didactics, neuro-theology, neuro-economy, and neuro-technology inspire educational, spiritual, industrial, or ‘neuro-ceutical’ approaches to governing selves and society alike. Call it hype or horror: the recent fad, provocatively sta...
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Throughout the last two decades, therapeutic practices have come to permeate society in various forms and fashions. Indeed, various authors have noted that we live in a world that may justly be characterized by an intensified and highly variegated preoccupation with the self (e.g., Giddens, 1991; Maasen, 1998; Rimke 2000, p. 61; Taylor, 1989). In a...
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What determines the territories of psychology? How have the boundaries of psychological research and practice been developed in history, and how might or should they be changed nowadays? This volume presents new approaches to these questions, resulting from a three-year collaboration among internationally known psychologists, neuroscientists, socia...
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What exactly does it mean to integrate extra-academic types of knowledge, interests and values into the procedures of scientific knowledge production? In this paper, we shall approach these questions from a ‘lab study perspective’, investigating the discourses and practices that constitute doing transdisciplinarity. Based upon an ongoing empirical...
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Toxicology is about to establish itself as a leading scientific discipline in addressing potential health effects of materials on the nanosize level. Entering into a cutting-edge field, has an impact on identity-building processes within the involved academic fields. In our study, we analyzed the ways in which the entry into the field of nanoscienc...
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Die Anerkennung und Konsekration des Intellektuellen bemesse sich, wie Bourdieu in seinem Essay „Das intellektuelle Feld” betont, weder am kommerziellen Erfolg noch an der sozialen Anerkennung allein. Auch die schiere Bekanntheit konne ja durchaus ins Negative umschlagen. Nein, der Intellektuelle versuche, die dominierenden „Wahrnehmungs- und Bezug...
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Technology assessment studies have often addressed technology as a "neutral" subject evolving independently of its societal context, with the result that the consequences of technological applications were conceived in an overly simplistic way. Our study proposes an alternative approach, based in the social sciences and addressing technology as emb...
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Schon von den klassischen Autoren der Sozialwissenschaften im späten 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert, so bei (1920/1972: 9ff), wurde auf die sich ändernde Rolle und wachsende Bedeutung des Wissens und der Wissenschaft in der Gesellschaft verwiesen: In der bei Weber analysierten Rationalisierung aller gesellschaftlichen Teilbereiche, auch der alltägl...
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‘Scientific advice to politics’, the ‘nature of expertise’, and the ‘relation between experts, policymakers, and the public’ are variations of a topic that currently attracts the attention of social scientists, philosophers of science as well as practitioners in the public sphere and the media. This renewed interest in a persistent theme is initiat...
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Sexual-Therapeutik grassiert, aber nicht nur das: Sie nimmt heute viele verschiedene Formen an. Man findet sie auf der Couch, als Kurzzeittherapie, aber auch als Beratung im Fernsehen oder per Leserbrief. Annemarie, auf die ich später noch zu sprechen kommen werde, hat sich für einen Kurs mit dem Titel ‘Weibliche Sexualität’ an der Münchner Volksho...
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This chapter deals with the cognitive underpinnings of voluntary action, here defined as goal-directed behaviour. It is delineates how voluntary action emerges through the automatic acquisition of bilateral associations between cognitive codes of movement patterns and sensory movement effects. Once acquired, these associations can be used in the ba...
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“The past decade has seen a rising tide of interest in consciousness, accompanied by a surge of publications, new journals and scientific meetings” (Zeman 2001, 1264) — today, this is perhaps the best way to open the floor to any review of the field of consciousness. The sheer amount of activity in consciousness research is stunning, indeed, partic...
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Ever since scholarly discourse has concerned itself with metaphors the latter have been recognized as something disturbing the order of things and/or the order of words designating the former. Foremost exemplars of the improper, metaphors toy around with correct meanings and conventionalized usages: at best, one holds that they have no relation to...
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Contents: Preface. Human by Nature -- Between Biology and the Social Sciences: General Introduction. Part I: Contexts. A.M. Maryanski, J.H. Turner, M. Borgerhoff Mulder, L. Cosmides, B. Giesen, G. Hodgson, S.J. Shennan, J. Tooby, B.M. Velichkovsky, Looking Back: Historical and Theoretical Context of Present Practice. P. Weingart, U. Segerstrale, S....
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Configurations 5.3 (1997) 463-520 Nietzsche, Also sprach Zarathustra Pagels In a 1995 issue of the German popular science magazine GEO-Wissen (GEO-Knowledge, not unlike National Geographic in style and quality), then-editor-in-chief Günther Haaf states that the issue's theme, "chaos and creativity," is nothing less than a "new universe of thinking,...
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Based on the idea that the central link between science and society is one established by a diffusion of knowledge, the authors present an outline of what might be called an evolutionary sociology of knowledge. The proposal is first to make use of the concept of metaphor whose characteristic features are well known within the literary realm. By, in...
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Judging from this quote, Charles Darwin certainly was not afraid of metaphors and seemed to be convinced that no one should be. Against the background of such an innocent approach the recent flood of publications on the notion of metaphor appears to be rather mysterious. Indeed, a look at the bibliographies of metaphors compiled by Noppen and other...
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It would seem to be a simple and unexciting fact that metaphors, analogies, and models, are taken from one area of human thought and practice to another. They very term “analogy” denotes this process. And yet, at least with respect to science, this fact has attracted the attention of numerous authors in more than 6,000 books and articles throughout...
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not lie in the conceptual distinctions but in the perceived functions of metaphors and whether in the concrete case they are judged positive or negative. The ongoing debates reflect these concerns quite clearly~ namely that metaphors are judged on the basis of supposed dangers they pose and opportunities they offer. These are the criteria of evalua...
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Focusing on toxicology as a leading discipline that analyzes health im-plications of nanosciences and nanotechnologies, we study the formation of disci-plinary identities. By expanding its disciplinary boundaries, participating within the new research fields, continuing with its previous research and only vaguely shaping its topics, toxicology is s...

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Seit 1983 habe ich mich, ausgehend von einem close redaing des "Entwurfs" (Freud 1895), und vor dem Hintergrund meiner philosophischen Sozialisation vowiegend im Kontext der Frankfurter Schule, mit philosophischen und anhropologischen Grundfragen der Psychoanalyse auseinandergesetzt. Später wurden daraus zahlreiche Dialoge mit Philosophierenden. Etliche dieser Debatten sind in Form von Aufsätzen verarbeitet worden; aus zweien sind gemeinsame Bücher entstanden: 2014 "Freuds Religionskritik und der »Spiritual Turn« - Ein Dialog zwischen Philosophie und Psychoanalyse" (hrsg. mit Eckhardt Frick) und 2019 "Psychoanalyse in technischer Gesellschaft" (hrsg. mit Eckhardt Frick und Sabine Maasen).