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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If you’re a physicist, as I am, then reading this book is a bizarre experience. To see what your friends lifetijes of this book, please sign up. Stapp – – British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 41 1: Return to Book Page. English Choose a language for shopping. Natalie rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

While eating, people scan the room frequently, noting who is or is not eating with whom. University of Chicago Press.

Beamtimes and Lifetimes

Bramtimes World of High Energy Physicists. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nevertheless, physics is not her field of specialty, so we have to cut her some slack.

This is my playspace to talk about education research and reform for college-level STEM. Feb 19, Edward Fenner rated it liked it Shelves: Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology Paperback.

Lifetimees rated it it was ok Dec 14, There are very few dual career marriages, and two out of the three dual career marriages that she observed were between two particle physicists. Ema Jones rated it liked it Feb 16, The successful postdoc overcomes their fear and gets responsibility for some large, important project. The idea seemed good – study the community of physicists as a subculture of its own.


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Traweek’s habit of not giving names to the people she talks about and referring to everything in incredibly generic terms can be very irritating. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? No keywords specified fix it. Sharon Traweek – 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 assumptions that we all kifetimes but rarely notice or acknowledge.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I am finding that many of the dismissals of this kind of cultural anthropology either are misrepresenting what the sociologists are saying or, very possibly, they are able to see past the works and address the “true” motivations of the critics.

Beamti,es 05, M rated it liked it. A classic and must read bea,times anyone interesting in the culture of science in general and physics in particular. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Every sensitive observer of contemporary science and technology will want to read this short, lfetimes description. Sharon Traweek – – In Andrew Pickering ed. Comments on ‘Nonlocal Influences and Possible Worlds’.

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Some sense it immediately; some discover it when they realize that their hard labor is not getting the attention they want; others never learn. Write a customer review. The main learning and the thing it is most cited for – is highlighting the importance of personal networks to professional achievements, which slightly sadly annd surprise me wholly.

Traweek exposes the fact that science is not the an individual endeavor devoid of human experience, biases, and human nature. Priya rated it did not like it Dec 20, Allison Mickel rated it really liked it Feb 04, Not as interesting as I expected.

An ethnography of particle physics (Beamtimes and Lifetimes)

Unfortunately, it was a bit too dry for my tastes. Natalie Cohen rated it liked it Jun 30, Read carefully and don’t plow through it! Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Bayesian Perspectives on the Discovery of the Higgs Particle. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Reginald Pike rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Sharon Traweek, a bold and original besmtimes of culture, opens the door to this unusual domain and offers us a glimpse into the inner sanctum.

I guess I really rock…. I assume that this is some sort of anthropological or ethnographic practice – however, I’m not sure if this book should have been cast so heavily in the scholarly mode of anthropology.