Susan Leigh Star

American sociologist

1954   -   2010

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Radcliffe College, University of California
occupation: historian, sociologist, feminist

Susan Leigh Star (1954–2010) was an American sociologist. She specialized in the study of information in modern society; information worlds; information infrastructure; classification and standardization; sociology of science; sociology of work and the history of science, medicine, technology, and communication/information systems. She commonly used the qualitative methods methodology and feminist theory approach. She was also known for developing the concept of boundary objects and for contributions to computer-supported cooperative work.
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The Ethnography of Infrastructure ( 1999 )

scientific article published in November 1999

author: Susan Leigh Star

Steps Toward an Ecology of Infrastructure: Design and Access for Large Information Spaces ( 1996 )

journal article from 'Information Systems Research' published in 1996

author: Susan Leigh Star Karen Ruhleder

Layers of silence, arenas of voice: The ecology of visible and invisible work ( 1999 )

journal article from 'Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW)' published in 1999

author: Susan Leigh Star Anselm Strauss

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