The course readings are available on-line via Piazza or will be handed out in class. To access many of these readings through the links, you will need to be on the Cornell network, or logged in to the Cornell library through a proxy using your NetID. (Mann Library has good instructions.) If you have trouble with the links, look up the eJournal through the Cornell library site and search for the specific issue.
Bowker, Geoffrey C., and Susan Leigh Star. 1999. Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp.1-32 and Chapters 2 and 3.
Brown, Barry, and Eric Laurier. 2012. "The Normal Natural Troubles of Driving with GPS." In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1621–30. CHI ’12. New York, NY, USA: ACM.
Diakopoulos, Nicholas. 2015. “Algorithmic Accountability.” Digital Journalism 3 (3): 398–415.
Flanagan, Mary, Daniel C. Howe, and Helen Nissenbaum. 2005. “Values at Play: Design Tradeoffs in Socially-Oriented Game Design.” In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 751–60. CHI ’05. New York, NY, USA: ACM.
Foucault, Michel. 1991. “Governmentality.” In The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality, edited by Graham Burchell, Colin Gordon, and Peter Miller, 87–104. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Funt, Allen. 1949. Candid Camera - Hilarious Classic Episode (1949).
Garfinkel, Harold. “A Conception of and Experiments with ‘Trust’ as a Condition of Stable Concerted Actions.” In Motivation and Social Interaction: Cognitive Determinants, edited by O. J. Harvey, 187–238. New York: The Ronald Press, 1963.
Garfinkel, Harold. 1967. Studies in Ethnomethodology. Cambridge: Polity, pp. 35-53.
Gillespie, Tarleton. 2013. “The Relevance of Algorithms.” In Media Technologies, edited by Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo Boczkowski, and Kirsten Foot, 167–94. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Introna, Lucas D., and Helen Nissenbaum. 2000. “Shaping the Web: Why the Politics of Search Engines Matters.” The Information Society 16 (3): 169–85.
Jarrett, Kylie. 2006. “The Perfect Community: Disciplining the eBay User.” In Everyday eBay: Culture, Collecting, and Desire, edited by K. Hillis, M. Petit, and N. S. Epley, 107–21. New York, NY: Routledge.
Latour, Bruno. 1992. “Where Are the Missing Masses? The Sociology of a Few Mundane Artifacts.” In Shaping Technology/building Society: Studies in Sociotechnical Change, edited by W. E. Bijker and J. Law, 225–58. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Lessig, Lawrence. 1998. “The New Chicago School.” The Journal of Legal Studies 27 (S2): 661–91.
Liberman, Kenneth. 2014. More Studies in Ethnomethodology. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, pp. 83-134 (Chapter 3: The Reflexivity of Rules in Games).
Milgram, Stanley, Hilary J. Liberty, Raymond Toledo, and Joyce Wackenhut. 1986. “Response to Intrusion into Waiting Lines.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 51 (4): 683–89.
Miller, Peter, and Nikolas Rose. 2008. Governing the Present: Administering Economic, Social and Personal Life. Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 199-218 (Chapter 8: Governing Advanced Liberal Democracies).
Molotch, Harvey. 2012. Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. 50-84 (Chapter 3: Below the Subway: Taking Care Day In and Day Out).
Munro, Rolland. 1996. “Alignment and Identity Work: The Study of Accounts and Accountability.” In Accountability: Power, Ethos and the Technologies of Managing, edited by Rolland Munro and Jan Mouritsen, 1–19. London: International Thomson Business Press.
Neyland, Daniel. 2007. Organizational Ethnography. London: Sage Publications, pp. 100-103, 106-109.
Neyland, Daniel, and Steve Woolgar. 2002. “Accountability in Action?: The Case of a Database Purchasing Decision.” British Journal of Sociology 53 (2): 259–74.
Rosenhan, David L. 1973. “On Being Sane in Insane Places.” Science 179 (4070): 250–58.
Schutz, Alfred. “The Stranger: An Essay in Social Psychology.” American Journal of Sociology 49, no. 6 (May 1, 1944): 499–507.
Schwartz, H., and J. Jacobs. Qualitative Sociology. New York, NY: Free Press, 1979, pp. 240-245.
Slavin, Kevin. 2011. How Algorithms Shape Our World | Video on TED.com. TEDGlobal 2011.
Smith, Dorothy E. 1978. “‘K Is Mentally Ill’: The Anatomy of a Factual Account.” Sociology 12 (1): 23–53.
Smith, Dorothy E. 2001. “Texts and the Ontology of Organizations and Institutions.” Studies in Cultures, Organizations and Societies 7 (2): 159–98.
Swedberg, Richard. "From theory to theorizing." Perspectives: Newsletter of the ASA Theory Section 32 no. 2 (2010): 7–9.
Swyngedouw, Erik. 1997. “Neither Global nor Local: ‘glocalization’ and the Politics of Scale.” In Spaces of Globalization: Reasserting the Power of the Local, edited by Kevin R. Cox, 137–66. New York; London: The Guilford Press.
Suchman, Lucy. 1993. “Technologies of Accountability: Of Lizards and Aeroplanes.” In Technology in Working Order, edited by Graham Button, 113–26. London: Routledge.
Teubner, Gunther. 1998. “Juridification: Concepts, Aspects, Limits, Solutions.” In A Reader on Regulation, edited by Robert Baldwin, Colin Scott, and Christopher Hood, 389–440. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Winner, Langdon. 1980. “Do Artifacts Have Politics?” Daedalus 109 (1): 121–36.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig. 2009. Philosophical Investigations. 4th ed. Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, §129 only.
Woolgar, Steve. 1981. “Discovery: Logic and Sequence in a Scientific Text.” In The Social Process of Scientific Investigation, edited by Karin D. Knorr, Roger Krohn, and Richard Whitley, 239–68. Sociology of the Sciences A Yearbook 4. Springer Netherlands.
Woolgar, Steve, and Daniel Neyland. 2014. Mundane Governance: Ontology & Accountability. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 56-77 (Chapter 3: Classification as Governance).