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Nowotny, Helga

Overview
Works: 121 works in 528 publications in 5 languages and 9,346 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, wpr, Author of introduction, Creator
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Most widely held works by Helga Nowotny
Time : the modern and postmodern experience by Helga Nowotny( Book )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents a major contribution to the understanding of time, giving particular attention to time in relation to modernity. The development of industrialism, the author points out, was based upon a linear and abstract conception of time. Today we see that form of production, and the social institutions associated with it, supplanted by flexible specialization and just-in-time production systems. New information and communication technologies have made a fundamental impact here. But what does all this mean for temporal regimes? How can we understand the transformations of time and space involved in the bewildering variety of options on offer in a postmodern world? The author provides an incisive analysis of the temporal implications of modern communications. She considers the implications of worldwide simultaneous experience, made possible by satellite technologies, and considers the reorganization of time involved in the continuous technological innovation that marks our era. In this puzzling universe of action, how does one achieve 'a time of one's own'? The discovery of a specific time perspective centred in the individual, she shows, expresses a yearning for forms of experience that are subversive of established institutional patterns. This brilliant study, which has already become a classic in Germany, will be of interest to students and professionals working in the areas of social theory, sociology, politics and anthropology
Insatiable curiosity : innovation in a fragile future by Helga Nowotny( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and German and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Insatiable Curiosity, Nowotny explores the strands of the often unexpected intertwining of science and technology and society. Uncertainty arises, she writes, from an oversupply of knowledge. The quest for innovation is society's response to the uncertainties that come with scientific and technological achievement. Our dilemma is how to balance the immense but unpredictable potential of science and technology with our acknowledgment that not everything that can be done should be done. We can escape the old polarities of utopias and dystopias, writes Nowotny, by accepting our ambivalence - as a legacy of modernism and a positive cultural resource."--Jacket
Naked genes : reinventing the human in the molecular age by Helga Nowotny( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The molecular life sciences are making visible what was once invisible. Yet the more we learn about our own biology, the less we are able to fit this knowledge into an integrated whole. Life is divided into new sub-units and reassembled into new forms: from genes to clones, from embryonic stages to the building-blocks of synthetic biology. Extracted from their scientific and social contexts, these new entities become not only visible but indeed "naked": ready to assume an essential status of their own and take on multiple values and meanings as they pass from labs to courts, from patent offices to parliaments and back. In Naked Genes, leading science scholar Helga Nowotny and molecular biologist Giuseppe Testa examine the interaction between these dramatic advances in the life sciences and equally dramatic political reconfigurations of our societies. Considering topics ranging from assisted reproduction and personalized medicine to genetic sports doping, they reveal both surprising continuities and radical discontinuities between the latest advances in the life sciences and long-standing human traditions
Counter-movements in the sciences : the sociology of the alternatives to big science( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the breakthrough : the emergence of high-temperature superconductivity as a research field by Helga Nowotny( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and French and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors analyze the emergence of this new research field and the way its development was shaped by scientists and science policy makers. They also examine the various institutional and national settings in which the research was undertaken as well as considering the scientific backgrounds and motivations of researchers who entered the field following the original discovery. The industrial connection and the general belief in promises about potential future applications were important elements in strategies devised to obtain funding. A remarkable factor in this process was the role played by the media. The sustained attention that followed the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity resulted in it being seen as the symbol of a new technological frontier
Nineteen eighty-four : science between utopia and dystopia( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public nature of science under assault : politics, markets, science and the law by Helga Nowotny( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It discusses their normative content as well as the responses and inherent limitations of the law in meeting these challenges."--Jacket
The Changing face of welfare( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selforganization : portrait of a scientific revolution by Wolfgang Krohn( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May be complex without being able to be replaced by something {raquo}still more simple{laquo}. This became evident with the help of computer models of deterministic-recursive systems in which simple mathematical equation systems provide an extremely complex behavior. (2) Irregularity of nature is not treated as an anomaly but becomes the focus of research and thus is declared to be normal. One looks for regularity within irregularity. Non-equilibrium processes are recognized as the source of order and the search for equilibrium is replaced by the search for the dynamics of processes. (3) The classical system-environment model, according to which the adaptation of a system to its environment is controlled externally and according to which the adaptation of the system occurs in the course of a learning process, is replaced by a model of systemic closure. This closure is operational in so far as the effects produced by the system are the causes for the maintenance of systemic organization. If there is sufficient complexity, the systems perform internal self-observation and exert self-control ({raquo}Cognition{laquo} as understood by Maturana as self-perception and self-limitation, e. g., that of a cell vis-a.-vis its environment). 22 But any information a system provides on its environment is a system-internal construct. The {raquo}reference to the other{laquo} is merely a special case of {raquo}self-reference{laquo}. The social sciences frequently have suffered from the careless way in which scientific ideas and models have been transferred
Social studies of science and technology : looking back, ahead( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociology of the sciences yearbook : a personal retrospective / Richard Whitley -- Sciences, science studies and their publics : speculating on future relations / Ulrike Felt -- Is that politics? / Emilie Gomart and Maarten Hajer -- Science and the postmodern shift in contemporary democracies / Yaron Ezrahi -- History of social science : understanding modernity and rethinking social studies of science / Bjorn Wittrock -- The 'triple helix' and 'new production of knowledge' as socio-cognitive fields / Terry Shinn -- The conundrum of consciousness : changing landscapes of knowledge at the turn of the millennium / Sabine Maasen -- In a constitutional moment : science and social order at the millennium / Sheila Jasanoff -- Growth, differentiation, expansion and change of identity - the future of science / Peter Weingart -- Institutionalizing science & technology studies in the academy / Stephen Hilgartner -- Prolepsis : considerations for histories of science after 2000 / Michael Hagner and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger -- Joy in repetition makes the future disappear : a critical assessment of the present state of STS / Michael Guggenheim and Helga Nowotny -- Reflections on the millennium, calendars, and the Gregorian hegemony / Bernward Joerges
Cultures of technology and the quest for innovation by Helga Nowotny( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underlying the current dynamics of technological developments, their divergence or convergence and the abundance of options, promises and risks they contain, is the quest for innovation, the contributors to this volume argue. This is the ninth volume in the 'Making Sense of History' series
Wie männlich ist die Wissenschaft?( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in German and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Beiträge befassen sich mit der Dominanz von Männern im Wissenschaftsbetrieb aus den Bereichen Kultur, Recht, Wirtschaft, Medizin und Technik und in der wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisgewinnung
Social concerns for the 1980s : thought and action in social policy by Europäisches Zentrum Wien( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in 4 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kernenergie, Gefahr oder Notwendigkeit : Anatomie e. Konflikts by Helga Nowotny( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in German and Dutch and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociaal wetenschappelijke studie over de ontwikkelingen van het politieke besluitvormingsproces ten aanzien van de kernenergie in Oostenrijk
Es ist so. Es könnte auch anders sein : über das veränderte Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft by Helga Nowotny( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über den Umgang mit Unsicherheit : die Entdeckung der Gestaltbarkeit von Gesellschaft by Adalbert Evers( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orderly mess by Helga Nowotny( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Orderly Mess' is a timely diagnosis of the current dissolution of the modern order, while highlighting the opportunities of messiness. The essay focuses on the temporal and spatial dimensions in which messiness becomes apparent today: broken time lines and fragmented spaces. Messiness is framed by a blurring of the world orderings inherited from modernity. Against the backdrop of rapid digitalization, we may find ourselves again in a phase of transition toward new ways of world ordering. The focus on messiness reveals the different patterns of order and disorder that underpin the current process of transition.0In the second half of the volume the author revisits her 1989 book on 'Eigenzeit', which explored how moderns experience time, or are exposed to it. A quarter century later she finds that the new inventions of technology have challenged the traditional meaning of time (and also of space) even more, increasing the non-simultaneity of human existence
In search of usable knowledge by Helga Nowotny( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-thinking science knowledge and the public in an age of uncertainty by Helga Nowotny( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Counter-movements in the sciences : the sociology of the alternatives to big science
Alternative Names
Helga Nowotny aŭstra sociologino

Helga Nowotny Austrian sociologist

Helga Nowotny österreichische Soziologin, Vize-Präsidentin des ERC Scientific Council

Helga Nowotny socióloga austríaca

Helga Nowotny sociologe uit Oostenrijk

Helga Nowotny sociologue autrichienne

Nowotny, H.

Nowotny, H. (Helga)

Nowotny, Helga

Χέλγκα Νοβότνι

Хельга Новотни

Хельга Новотны

海尔格·诺沃特尼

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Insatiable curiosity : innovation in a fragile futureNaked genes : reinventing the human in the molecular ageCounter-movements in the sciences : the sociology of the alternatives to big scienceAfter the breakthrough : the emergence of high-temperature superconductivity as a research fieldNineteen eighty-four : science between utopia and dystopiaThe public nature of science under assault : politics, markets, science and the lawSelforganization : portrait of a scientific revolutionSocial studies of science and technology : looking back, aheadCultures of technology and the quest for innovation