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Science &amp; Technology Studies is not responsible for the availability of external sites or resources linked to the Site, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Transactions that occur between you and any third party are strictly between you and the third party and are not the responsibility of Science &amp; Technology Studies. Due to the fact that Science &amp; Technology Studies is not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these outside resources or their contents, you should review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these linked sites, as their policies may differ from ours.</p> <p>Last revised: 3 Aug 2020</p> Love and Fear? https://sciencetechnologystudies.journal.fi/article/view/73095 <p>Social media are increasingly envisioned by public health authorities as a new promising arena for public engagement. Against this backdrop, this article attends to how citizens confirm, debate and resist governmental framings of health information online. By drawing upon STS and affect theory, it centers on the digital mediation of feelings on a Facebook engagement site for HPV vaccination. While the public authorities framed HPV vaccination as a matter of love and fear, a wide register of positive and negative feelings were mediated on the site. The article proposes the notion of ‘digitalised literary devices’ to analyse how mundane literary habits, such as the use of punctuation, online have been transformed to digital devices that, for instance, mediate public feelings. By conceptualizing public engagement as ‘civic intensities’, it shows how digital devices, such as digitalised literary devices, mediate and intensify public feelings of engagement.</p> Lisa Lindén Copyright (c) 2019 Lisa Lindén 2020-09-02 2020-09-02 33 3 2 18 10.23987/sts.73095 Science Blogs as Critique — Building Public Identities in the Field of Translational Research https://sciencetechnologystudies.journal.fi/article/view/75153 <p>Clinician scientists are pivotal figures in translational research. Although the discourse on translational research is favorable to clinician scientists, their role within it and their view of themselves has received little attention. In this exploratory study, we analyze the view of clinician scientists on translational research by drawing on surveillance studies and the pragmatic sociology of critique and examining the potential for critique of science blogs. From analyzing science blogs and the blogging selves they represent, we find a fundamental dilemma of being torn between the two worlds of clinic and research. Although translational research seeks to support clinician scientists, it intensifies this conflict even further. The arguments of clinician scientist-bloggers are emotionally charged with feelings of contradiction, unpredictability, and skepticism. These feelings undergird a critical agenda that shows indignation as the result of being a pivotal figure in the discourse on translational research.</p> Barbara Hendriks Martin Reinhart Copyright (c) 2019 Barbara Hendriks, Martin Reinhart 2020-09-02 2020-09-02 33 3 19 38 10.23987/sts.75153 New Bikes for the Old https://sciencetechnologystudies.journal.fi/article/view/77239 <p>In the last 15 years, STS has established a research programme focused on the sociotechnical reconfiguration of later life, particularly as new political programmes aim to deploy ‘active ageing’ in contemporary societies. In Denmark, the bicycle is a key technology in this aim, because of how it articulates sustainable living, health and social participation. Thus, two new ‘inclusive cycling’ initiatives for older people have been developed. Drawing on ethnographic data, we explore the ways the bikes differ, and how they explicitly mobilise active ageing as a form of ‘good old age’ in different ways. We argue that whereas ‘Cycling without Age’ rickshaws attempt to assemble social participation for older people, ‘Duo-Bikes’ aim to enable capacities through physical activity in later life. We further explore what happens when these two schemes meet, and suggest how searching for a compromise will be necessary to enhance opportunities to cycle in later life.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Aske Juul Lassen Tiago Moreira Copyright (c) 2019 Aske Juul Lassen, Tiago Moreira 2019-09-26 2019-09-26 33 3 39 56 10.23987/sts.77239 Researching Collaborative Interdisciplinary Teams https://sciencetechnologystudies.journal.fi/article/view/73060 <p>Collaborative interdisciplinary research is on the rise but can be difficult and daunting.&nbsp;There is much to learn by studying the inner workings of collaboration, to the potential benefit of both science and technology studies (STS) and those who collaborate. We have been studying the inner workings of a collaborative interdisciplinary team using formative accompanying research (FAR). Assuming multiple insider-outsider vantage points implied adopting dynamic positionality in relation to the team. In this article, we outline an approach to navigating positionality based on these research experiences. Navigation is aided by identifying learning orientations to a collaborative team, to learn about, with or for the team; and by adopting practices and principles to balance i) observation and participation; ii) curiosity and care; and iii) impartiality and investment. We illustrate what we have learned so far, demonstrating how to apply these navigating instruments so that the skilful use of FAR positionality can advance the understanding and practice of collaborative interdisciplinary research.</p> Rebecca Freeth Ulli Vilsmaier Copyright (c) 2019 Rebecca Freeth, Ulli Vilsmaier 2019-11-05 2019-11-05 33 3 57 72 10.23987/sts.73060 Pablo Kreimer (2019) Science and Society in Latin America. Peripheral Modernities. New York and London: Routledge. 270 pages. ISBN: 9780367218034 https://sciencetechnologystudies.journal.fi/article/view/91389 Hebe Vessuri Copyright (c) 2020 Hebe Vessuri 2020-08-25 2020-08-25 33 3 73 74 10.23987/sts.91389 Bernike Pasveer, Oddgeir Synnes and Ingunn Moser (eds) (2020) Ways of Home Making in Care for Later Life. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 312 pages. ISBN 9789811504051 https://sciencetechnologystudies.journal.fi/article/view/96996 Doris Lydahl Copyright (c) 2020 Doris Lydahl 2020-08-13 2020-08-13 33 3 75 77 10.23987/sts.96996