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Beamtimes and Lifetimes has ratings and 9 reviews. L.L. said: This is one of about 5 ethnographies that I recommend to my students when I want to get. Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists. Sharon Traweek · Anne Kernan. University of California, Riverside. PDF. Particle physicists constitute a community of sophisticated mythmakers– explicators of the nature of matter who forever alter our views of space and time. But who.

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Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Its best points may be the ones it is not best known for, but it’s all there in the book. Share your thoughts with other customers. Additionally, she makes a detailed analysis of gender which is–in my view, as a woman researcher–very good.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. For us, as physicists, to be more emotionally healthy people and to make the community more just and supportive of its members and capable of producing good science, it is valuable for us to have brought explicitly to our attention the mores and lifetimew that we all share but rarely notice or acknowledge.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There are very few dual career marriages, and two out of the three dual career marriages that she observed were between two particle physicists.


That sounds a bit like a straw-man argument to me, though. Get to Know Us. I lifetimfs I really rock… Next post: Lifeti,es parts of this book may be pretty dry for the non- scholar and people are simply not interested, there are pivotal and salient paragraphs in Beamtimes and Lifetimes that show that science isn’t objective and neutral as it seems.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Sarah rated it did not like it Dec 04, Maybe my attention span just isn’t liifetimes enough. The physicists see this state of affairs as fair and just — they are an elite, and only the very best can join their ranks. It is worth reading and non-scientists and scientists alike.

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One of the first ethnographies of scientists and scientific work, Traweek’s monograph is an essential starting point for any social scientist interested in an ethnographic approach to scientists; one of the first to suggest that scientists could have “culture” removed from other allegiances.


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Start reading Beamtimes and Lifetimes: It isn’t, however, very heavy handed about the “why this matters” beamtimez it makes its points lightly a few times and mostly stays in the well-curated description so read it if you’re already curious, no Super readable — skimmed it in a few hours in an evening — full of fascinating xnd engaging detail about what physicists wear and eat, how they consort, what they stress out and joke about, and what this has to tell us about their relationships to nature, gender, machines, and society more broadly.

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