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Pinch, Trevor 1952-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 393 publications in 8 languages and 19,241 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Attributed name, Other
Classifications: T14.5, 500
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Trevor Pinch
The golem : what everyone should know about science by H. M Collins( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book on quirks of science
The Social construction of technological systems : new directions in the sociology and history of technology by Wiebe E Bijker( Book )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The impact of technology on society is clear and unmistakeable. The influence of society on technology is more subtle. The 13 essays in this book have been written by a diverse group of scholars united by a common interest in creating a new field - the sociology of technology. They draw on a wide array of case studies - from cooking stoves to missile systems, from 15th-century Portugal to today's Al labs - to outline an original research program based on a synthesis of ideas from the social studies of science and the history of technology. Together they affirm the need for a study of technology that gives equal weight to technical, social, economic, and political questions"--Back cover
Analog days : the invention and impact of the Moog synthesizer by Trevor Pinch( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though ubiquitous today, available as a single microchip and found in any electronic device requiring sound, the synthesizer when it first appeared was truly revolutionary. Something radically new--an extraordinary rarity in musical culture--it was an instrument that used a genuinely new source of sound: electronics. How this came to be--how an engineering student at Cornell and an avant-garde musician working out of a storefront in California set this revolution in motion--is the story told for the first time in Analog Days, a book that explores the invention of the synthesizer and its impact on popular culture. The authors take us back to the heady days of the 1960s and early 1970s, when the technology was analog, the synthesizer was an experimental instrument, and synthesizer concerts could and did turn into happenings. Interviews with the pioneers who determined what the synthesizer would be and how it would be used--from inventors Robert Moog and Don Buchla to musicians like Brian Eno, Pete Townshend, and Keith Emerson--recapture their visions of the future of electronic music and a new world of sound. Tracing the development of the Moog synthesizer from its initial conception to its ascension to stardom in Switched-On Bach, from its contribution to the San Francisco psychedelic sound, to its wholesale adoption by the worlds of film and advertising, Analog Days conveys the excitement, uncertainties, and unexpected consequences of a new technology that would provide the soundtrack for a critical chapter of our cultural history [Publisher description]
The golem at large : what you should know about technology by H. M Collins( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a series of case studies, the authors demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science
The Uses of experiment : studies in the natural sciences( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Golem : how to think about medicine by H. M Collins( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors explore some mysteries of medicine while untangling the conundrums of scientific research and highlighting its vagaries. Driven by the question of what to do in the face of the fallibility of medicine, the book encourages a more inquisitive attitude toward the accounts offered by medical science
The golem : what you should know about science by H. M Collins( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the Golem? In Jewish mythology the Golem is an effigy or image brought to life. While not evil, it is a strong, clumsy, and incomplete servant. Through a series of case studies, ranging from relativity and cold fusion to memory in worms and the sex lives of lizards, Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch debunk the traditional view that science is the straightforward result of competent theorisation, observation and experimentation and show that scientific certainty is the interpretation of ambiguous results."
The Oxford handbook of sound studies( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by the world's leading scholars and researchers in the emerging field of sound studies, The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies offers new and fully engaging perspectives on the significance of sound in its material and cultural forms. The book considers sounds and music as experienced in such diverse settings as shop floors, laboratories, clinics, design studios, homes, and clubs, across an impressively broad range of historical periods and national and cultural contexts. Science has traditionally been understood as a visual matter, a study which has historically been undertaken with optical technologies such as slides, graphs, and telescopes. This book questions that notion powerfully by showing how listening has contributed to scientific practice. Sounds have always been a part of human experience, shaping and transforming the world in which we live in ways that often go unnoticed. Sounds and music, the authors argue, are embedded in the fabric of everyday life, art, commerce, and politics in ways which impact our perception of the world. Through an extraordinarily diverse set of case studies, authors illustrate how sounds--from the sounds of industrialization, to the sounds of automobiles, to sounds in underwater music and hip-hop, to the sounds of nanotechnology--give rise to new forms listening practices. In addition, the book discusses the rise of new public problems such as noise pollution, hearing loss, and the "end" of the amateur musician that stem from the spread and appropriation of new sound and music-related technologies, analog and digital, in many domains of life
How users matter : the co-construction of users and technologies by Nelly Oudshoorn( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Users have become an integral part of technology studies. The essays in this volume look at the creative capacity of users to shape technology in all phases, from design to implementation
Frames of meaning : the social construction of extraordinary science by H. M Collins( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in a material world : economic sociology meets science and technology studies by Trevor Pinch( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the intersection of economic sociology and science and technology studies through the idea of materiality
Confronting nature : the sociology of solar-neutrino detection by Trevor Pinch( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health and efficiency : a sociology of health economics by Malcolm Ashmore( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health and efficiency explores the difficulties encountered by health economists with and within the National Health Service, and examines how succesful they are in overcoming them. Health economists are committed not only to understanding and developing the economics of health care but also to the practical task of improving the provision of health care services. However, despite the growing sophistication of economic problems in health care, health economists have actually found it far from easy to achieve the kind of impact they might have expected. This book explores how they work with and for the National Health Service and how they (and others) perceive their roles, their strategies and their techniques, and why they are so often frustrated in trying to introduce their thinking into the NHS
Tout ce que vous devriez savoir sur la science by H. M Collins( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un essai sur la vraie nature de la science contemporaine et ses enjeux, à partir des études les plus novatrices de la sociologie des sciences. La science y est représentée métaphoriquement par le golem, "une créature de la mythologie juive que l'homme façonne avec de l'argile et de l'eau en proférant des incantations et des formules cabalistiques". Chaque chapitre est indépendant et décrit une facette de la science: les preuves de la théorie de la relativité, la fusion froide, le rayonnement gravitationnel, les neutrinos solaires manquants, etc
Stark India by Trevor Pinch( Book )

7 editions published between 1930 and 1931 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Golem der Technologie : wie die Wissenschaft unsere Wirklichkeit konstruiert by H. M Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les nouveaux Frankenstein quand la science nous trahit by H. M Collins( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of science and technology studies by Sheila Jasanoff( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the most current, comprehensive resource in this rapidly evolving field, look no further than the Revised Edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. This masterful volume is the first resource in more than 15 years to define, summarize, and synthesize this complex multidisciplinary, international field. Tightly edited with contributions by an internationally recognized team of leading scholars, this volume addresses the crucial contemporary issues-both traditional and nonconventional-social studies, political studies, and humanistic studies in this changing field. Containi
The hard sell : the language and lessons of street-wise marketing by Colin Clark( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il golem tecnologico : dalla nube di ̌Cernobyl' ai missili Patriot by H. M Collins( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Analog days : the invention and impact of the Moog synthesizer
Alternative Names
Pinch

Pinch, T. J.

Pinch, T. J. 1952-

Pinch, T. J. (Trevor J.), 1952-

Pinch (Trevor)

Pinch, Trevor 1952-

Pinch, Trevor J.

Trevor Pinch British sociologist

Trevor Pinch Brits socioloog

핀치, 트레버

ピンチ, T

Languages
English (312)

French (11)

Italian (4)

Spanish (3)

German (2)

Japanese (2)

Polish (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The Social construction of technological systems : new directions in the sociology and history of technologyAnalog days : the invention and impact of the Moog synthesizerThe golem at large : what you should know about technologyThe Uses of experiment : studies in the natural sciencesDr. Golem : how to think about medicineThe golem : what you should know about scienceThe Oxford handbook of sound studiesHow users matter : the co-construction of users and technologies