In this chapter, we discuss recent developments in the study of users and non-users to illustrate the wide variety of ways in which people act as agents of sociotechnical change. In the first section, we suggest that a focus on the changing socio-technical landscapes in which users meet technologies is a productive way to understand how users and non-users still matter today. Subsequent sections describe conceptual approaches developed in specific topical fields at the intersections of STS, Innovation Studies, and the Sociology of the Body. We conclude by discussing recent developments in research on non-users.
|Title of host publication||Science, Technology and Society. Perspectives and Directions|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||13|
|Edition||Science, Technology and Society. Perspectives and Directions.|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Nov 2019|
- science and technology studies
Oudshoorn, N. (2019). Placing Users and Nonusers at the Heart of Technology’. In T. Pittinsky (Ed.), Science, Technology and Society. Perspectives and Directions (Science, Technology and Society. Perspectives and Directions. ed., pp. 163-175). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.