Karin Knorr Cetina

Anthropology and Sociology

Karin Knorr Cetina’s research focuses on the social construction of scientific knowledge, especially its various forms of reasoning. Of particular recent interest are the institutions of high-energy physics and financial markets.

Publications include:

  • Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge. Havard University of Press, 1999.
  • The Manufacture of Knowledge: An Essay on the Constructivist and Contextual Nature of Science. Oxford University Press, 1981.
  • “From Pipes to Scopes,” Journal Distinktion, 7 2003.
  • “Inhabiting Technology: Features of a Global Life-form,” Current Sociology 50 (3), 2002: 389-405.
  • “Sociality with Objects: Social Relations in Post-social Knowledge Societies,” Theory, Culture and Society, 14 (4), 1997: 1-30.
  • “Epistemics in Society: On the Nesting of Knowledge Structures in Social Structures,” Sociologie et Societes, 30 (1), 1998: 37-50.