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John Law

John Law is Professor in Sociology at the University of Keele, Staffordshire, England.

Titles by This Editor

Studies in Sociotechnical Change

Building on the influential book The Social Construction of Technological Systems, Shaping Technology/Building Society carries forward the project of creating a theory of technological development and implementation that is strongly grounded in both sociology and history. The twelve essays address the central question of how technologies become stabilized, that is, how they attain a final form and use that is generally accepted.The first part of the book examines and criticizes the idea that technologies have common life cycles.