Karin Knorr Cetina

George Wells Beadle Chair Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology

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Karin Knorr Cetina’s research focuses on the social construction of scientific knowledge, especially its various forms of reasoning. Of particular recent interest are the institutions of high-energy physics and financial markets.

Publications include:

  • Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge. Havard University of Press, 1999.
  • The Manufacture of Knowledge: An Essay on the Constructivist and Contextual Nature of Science. Oxford University Press, 1981.
  • “From Pipes to Scopes,” Journal Distinktion, 7 2003.
  • “Inhabiting Technology: Features of a Global Life-form,” Current Sociology 50 (3), 2002: 389-405.
  • “Sociality with Objects: Social Relations in Post-social Knowledge Societies,” Theory, Culture and Society, 14 (4), 1997: 1-30.
  • “Epistemics in Society: On the Nesting of Knowledge Structures in Social Structures,” Sociologie et Societes, 30 (1), 1998: 37-50.