The Golem at Large

The authors demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume.

The Golem at Large

Author: Harry Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107688280

Page: 256

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The authors demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume.

The Golem at Large

In this follow up to their earlier book, The Golem: What You Should Know About Science, the authors now consider the Golem of technology.

The Golem at Large

Author: Harry Collins

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780511169885

Page: 177

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In the very successful and widely discussed first volume in the Golem series, The Golem: What You Should Know About Science, Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch likened science to the Golem, a creature from Jewish mythology, a powerful creature which, while not evil, can be dangerous because it is clumsy. In this second volume, the authors now consider the Golem of technology. In a series of case studies they demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume. The case studies cover the role of the Patriot anti-missile missile.

The Golem at Large

As with The Golem, The Golem at Large has a very sim- ple structure. The substance is in the stories but we also draw out the consequences in a short ...

The Golem at Large

Author: Harry Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139917404

Page:

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In the very successful and widely discussed first volume in the Golem series, The Golem: What You Should Know about Science, Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch likened science to the Golem, a creature from Jewish mythology, a powerful creature which, while not evil, can be dangerous because it is clumsy. In this second volume, the authors now consider the Golem of technology. In a series of case studies they demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume. The case studies cover the role of the Patriot anti-missile missile in the Gulf War, the Challenger space shuttle explosion, tests of nuclear fuel flasks and of anti-misting kerosene as a fuel for airplanes, economic modeling, the question of the origins of oil, analysis of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and the contribution of lay expertise to the analysis of treatments for AIDS.

Dr Golem

The problem lies in its well-meaning clumsiness. Dr. Golem explores some of the mysteries and complexities of medicine while untangling the inherent conundrums of scientific research and highlighting its vagaries.

Dr Golem

Author: Harry Collins

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459605845

Page: 368

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A creature of Jewish mythology, a golem is an animated being made by man from clay and water who knows neither his own strength nor the extent of his ignorance. Like science and technology, the subjects of Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch's previous volumes, medicine is also a golem, and this Dr. Golem should not be blamed for its mistakes - they are, after all, our mistakes. The problem lies in its well-meaning clumsiness. Dr. Golem explores some of the mysteries and complexities of medicine while untangling the inherent conundrums of scientific research and highlighting its vagaries. Driven by the question of what to do in the face of the fallibility of medicine, Dr. Golem encourages a more inquisitive attitude toward the explanations and accounts offered by medical science. In eight chapters devoted to case studies of modern medicine, Collins and Pinch consider the prevalence of tonsillectomies, the placebo effect and randomized control trials, bogus doctors, CPR, the efficacy of Vitamin C in fighting cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, AIDS cures, and vaccination. They also examine the tension between the conflicting faces of medicine: medicine as science versus medicine as a source of succor; the interests of an individual versus the interests of a group; and the benefits in the short term versus success rates in the long term. Throughout, Collins and Pinch remind readers that medical science is an economic as well as a social consideration, encapsulated for the authors in the timeless struggle to balance the good health of the many - with vaccinations, for instance - with the good health of a few - those who have adverse reactions to the vaccine. In an age when the deaths of research subjects, the early termination of clinical trials, and the research guidelines for stem cells are front-page news, Dr. Golem is a timely analysis of the limitations of medicine that never loses sight of its strengths.

The Golem

Through a series of case studies, Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch debunk the traditional view that science is the straightforward result of competent theorization, observation and experimentation.

The Golem

Author: Harry M. Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521645508

Page: 192

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Through a series of case studies, Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch debunk the traditional view that science is the straightforward result of competent theorization, observation and experimentation.

The Golem

(From Robert Evans's contribution to Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch, The Golem at Large: What You Should Know about Technology, Cambridge University Press, ...

The Golem

Author: Harry M. Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110739449X

Page:

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Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch liken science to the Golem, a creature from Jewish mythology, powerful yet potentially dangerous, a gentle, helpful creature that may yet run amok at any moment. Through a series of intriguing case studies the authors debunk the traditional view that science is the straightforward result of competent theorisation, observation and experimentation. The very well-received first edition generated much debate, reflected in a substantial new Afterword in this second edition, which seeks to place the book in what have become known as 'the science wars'.

Entanglements

Chapter 2 SSK at Large 2.1 The Golem Trilogy Simone Tosoni The 1980s was the decade in which SSK and, later, STS became solidly established academic ...

Entanglements

Author: Simone Tosoni

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262035278

Page: 216

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Conversations with a founder of the influential Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) approach in science and technology studies offer an introduction to the field.

Dr Golem

The study is described in chapter 7 of an earlier volume in this series, The Golem at Large, and reprinted, with a new short introduction, as chapter 7 in ...

Dr  Golem

Author: Harry Collins

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226113692

Page: 280

View: 504

A creature of Jewish mythology, a golem is an animated being made by man from clay and water who knows neither his own strength nor the extent of his ignorance. Like science and technology, the subjects of Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch's previous volumes, medicine is also a golem, and this Dr. Golem should not be blamed for its mistakes—they are, after all, our mistakes. The problem lies in its well-meaning clumsiness. Dr. Golem explores some of the mysteries and complexities of medicine while untangling the inherent conundrums of scientific research and highlighting its vagaries. Driven by the question of what to do in the face of the fallibility of medicine, Dr. Golem encourages a more inquisitive attitude toward the explanations and accounts offered by medical science. In eight chapters devoted to case studies of modern medicine, Collins and Pinch consider the prevalence of tonsillectomies, the placebo effect and randomized control trials, bogus doctors, CPR, the efficacy of Vitamin C in fighting cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, AIDS cures, and vaccination. They also examine the tension between the conflicting faces of medicine: medicine as science versus medicine as a source of succor; the interests of an individual versus the interests of a group; and the benefits in the short term versus success rates in the long term. Throughout, Collins and Pinch remind readers that medical science is an economic as well as a social consideration, encapsulated for the authors in the timeless struggle to balance the good health of the many—with vaccinations, for instance—with the good health of a few—those who have adverse reactions to the vaccine. In an age when the deaths of research subjects, the early termination of clinical trials, and the research guidelines for stem cells are front-page news, Dr. Golem is a timely analysis of the limitations of medicine that never loses sight of its strengths.

The Golem in Jewish American Literature

... Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch have written three books on precisely this topic : The Golem , about science , The Golem at Large , about technology ...

The Golem in Jewish American Literature

Author: Nicola Morris

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463841

Page: 147

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The Golem in Jewish American Literature explores the golem in the fiction of Thane Rosenbaum, Nomi Eve and Steve Stern as well as writers such as Michael Chabon. Nicola Morris sees this clay humanoid, created in Jewish legend for practical and spiritual purposes, as a metaphor for power and powerlessness and for the complexities and responsibilities surrounding the act of creation. Further, she employs the golem figure as a device to examine the problematic Holocaust representation in the second generation, the uncertain boundaries between fiction and historiography, the ethics of intertextuality and the writer's responsibility to literary, folkloric and oral sources. Morris concludes with an impassioned plea for the responsible uses of power, technology and language.

Integrating the Sciences and Society

Week 11 Technology: Testing Collins and Pinch, The Golem at Large, ''Introduction: The technological golem'' (pp. 1–6). Chapter 1, Technological Disaster, ...

Integrating the Sciences and Society

Author: Harriet Hartman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 184855298X

Page: 300

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Many people think of 'social problems' as involving poor and powerless individuals in society. This work seeks to improve the balance by adding a focus on important and powerful institutions. It discusses policy sciences, public policy analysis and public management. It addresses operations and design issues for government organizations.

Golem

His eyes open wider and wider as he gapes at everything. ... same community and that cannot be integrated into Jewish society or human society at large.

Golem

Author: Maya Barzilai

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 147984845X

Page: 288

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2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Jewish Literature and Linguistics Honorable Mention, 2016 Baron Book Prize presented by AAJR A monster tour of the Golem narrative across various cultural and historical landscapes In the 1910s and 1920s, a “golem cult” swept across Europe and the U.S., later surfacing in Israel. Why did this story of a powerful clay monster molded and animated by a rabbi to protect his community become so popular and pervasive? The golem has appeared in a remarkable range of popular media: from the Yiddish theater to American comic books, from German silent film to Quentin Tarantino movies. This book showcases how the golem was remolded, throughout the war-torn twentieth century, as a muscular protector, injured combatant, and even murderous avenger. This evolution of the golem narrative is made comprehensible by, and also helps us to better understand, one of the defining aspects of the last one hundred years: mass warfare and its ancillary technologies. In the twentieth century the golem became a figure of war. It represented the chaos of warfare, the automation of war technologies, and the devastation wrought upon soldiers’ bodies and psyches. Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters draws on some of the most popular and significant renditions of this story in order to unravel the paradoxical coincidence of wartime destruction and the fantasy of artificial creation. Due to its aggressive and rebellious sides, the golem became a means for reflection about how technological progress has altered human lives, as well as an avenue for experimentation with the media and art forms capable of expressing the monstrosity of war. New Books Network interview with Maya Barzilai on Golem

The One Culture

See also Collins and Pinch; Physics Today; The Golem; The Golem at Large Collins and Pinch: on controversial science, 145; discussed by Bricmont and Sokal, ...

The One Culture

Author: Jay A. Labinger

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226467245

Page: 296

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So far the "Science Wars" have generated far more heat than light. Combatants from one or the other of what C. P. Snow famously called "the two cultures" (science versus the arts and humanities) have launched bitter attacks but have seldom engaged in constructive dialogue about the central issues. In The One Culture?, Jay A. Labinger and Harry Collins have gathered together some of the world's foremost scientists and sociologists of science to exchange opinions and ideas rather than insults. The contributors find surprising areas of broad agreement in a genuine conversation about science, its legitimacy and authority as a means of understanding the world, and whether science studies undermines the practice and findings of science and scientists. The One Culture? is organized into three parts. The first consists of position papers written by scientists and sociologists of science, which were distributed to all the participants. The second presents commentaries on these papers, drawing out and discussing their central themes and arguments. In the third section, participants respond to these critiques, offering defenses, clarifications, and modifications of their positions. Who can legitimately speak about science? What is the proper role of scientific knowledge? How should scientists interact with the rest of society in decision making? Because science occupies such a central position in the world today, such questions are vitally important. Although there are no simple solutions, The One Culture? does show the reader exactly what is at stake in the Science Wars, and provides a valuable framework for how to go about seeking the answers we so urgently need. Contributors include: Constance K. Barsky, Jean Bricmont, Harry Collins, Peter Dear, Jane Gregory, Jay A. Labinger, Michael Lynch, N. David Mermin, Steve Miller, Trevor Pinch, Peter R. Saulson, Steven Shapin, Alan Sokal, Steven Weinberg, Kenneth G. Wilson

emeth Island of Golems

Despite being known as Golem Maniac Cliff, he had never heard of anything like the Golem she ... Maybe it's a Golem they hide from the world at large.

emeth  Island of Golems

Author: Souki Tsukishima

Publisher: Cross Infinite World

ISBN: 1945341173

Page: 416

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No one ever believed that the orphan Cliff would actually be able to pull off building a golem and bringing the iron giant to life. That’s because the only people who can do it live in luxury far from the abandoned subway in the slums that Cliff calls home. But all that changes when his slumbering iron giant activates and fends off the army in hot pursuit of the mysterious girl Lovel. Now Cliff finds himself drawn deep into the conspiracies surrounding the island of golems and their Tamers!

The Golem s Eye

'He works as a clerk at the British Library,' Mr Pennyfeather went on, clapping him on ... and in this he quickly proved his worth to the group at large.

The Golem s Eye

Author: Jonathan Stroud

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446480313

Page: 592

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This second volume of the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence. Two years have passed since the events of The Amulet of Samarkand and the young magician Nathaniel is rising fast through the government ranks. But his career is suddenly threatened by a series of terrifying crises. A dangerous golem makes random attacks on London and other raids, even more threatening, are perpetrated by the Resistance. Nathaniel and Bartimaeus travel to Prague, enemy city of ancient magic, but while they are there uproar breaks out at home and Nathaniel returns to find his reputation in tatters. Can he rescue it from his Machiavellian adversaries in the government bent on his destruction? A thrilling sequel in which the relationship between the young magician and the djinni remains as teasing and complex as ever.

The Golem Returns

The golem's Jewish inner qualities and external Gentile appearance would thus ... for the Expressionist cult of emotion and thus for the new man at large.

The Golem Returns

Author: Cathy S. Gelbin

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472117599

Page: 212

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Exploring the role of the golem in the formation of modern Jewish culture

Knowledge as Social Order

... R. K. Merton book prize); The Golem at Large: What you should know about technology (1998) – both books are published by Cambridge Univ.

Knowledge as Social Order

Author: Massimo Mazzotti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317108914

Page: 198

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Investigating a theme first pioneered by Barry Barnes in the early 1970s, this volume explores the relationship between social order and legitimate knowledge and is intended as a tribute to Barnes' seminal role in the development of the discipline of science and technology studies (STS). The contributors highlight the way in which Barnes' work has shaped their way of conceptualizing the basic relation between knowledge and society. In doing this they explore the original sociological underpinnings of STS while pointing to the way in which Barnes' interdisciplinary work has been developed to tackle current concerns in the field as well as in social theory. They also address the concerns of social scientists who are investigating the nature of power and agency and the problem of social order, emphasizing the essential role played by scientific knowledge and technological machinery in the construction of social life. Contributors to the volume include Martin Kusch, Steven Loyal, Mark Haugaard, David Bloor, Trevor Pinch, John Dupre, Donald MacKenzie, Harry Collins, Steven Shapin and Karin Knorr Cetina.

Companion to Literary Myths Heroes and Archetypes

In addition, the idea of Golem's relationship with the cosmos at large is also retained, so that the creature can be created or destroyed only during ...

Companion to Literary Myths  Heroes and Archetypes

Author: Pierre Brunel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317387147

Page: 1224

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First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures, as well as later myths, explore the origin, development and various incarnations of their subjects. Alongside entries on western archetypes, are analyses of non-European myths from across the world, including Africa, China, Japan, Latin America and India. This book will be indispensable for students and teachers of literature, history and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in the fascinating world of mythology. A detailed bibliography and index are included. ‘The Companion provides a fine interpretive road map to Western culture’s use of archetypal stories.’ Wilson Library Review ‘It certainly is a comprehensive volume... extremely useful.’ Times Higher Education Supplement

Genetically Modified Organisms and Biosafety

The Golem: What You Should Know about Science; and 2002, The Golem At Large: What You ... Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament 2003, ...

Genetically Modified Organisms and Biosafety

Author: Tomme R. Young

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831707983

Page: 56

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Biosafety and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are amongst the most complex of biodiversity issues: from species conservation, to sustainable livelihoods, to socio-cultural policy. The greatest GMO-related need shared by all decision-makers - governmental, civil society, and industrial - is for unbiased background information and a framework for evaluating new evidence. This detailed, background analysis aims to enable IUCN and its Members determine how they should "advance leadership, research, analysis and dissemination of knowledge regarding the potential ecological impact of the release of genetically modified organisms into the environment, focusing especially on biodiversity, socio-economic impact and food security".