Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies <p>The Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies (NJSTS) is an Open Access academic journal published at NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture. NJSTS is committed to advancing multidisciplinary studies at the intersection of the social sciences, the humanities and natural and technical sciences. It welcomes contributions that explore the effects of technological and scientific change on societal organization, addressing both contemporary and historic perspectives and employing theories taken from a diverse range of fields including anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, political science and media studies.</p> <p>The NJSTS is connected to the Nordic network of STS research, which connects researchers within the field from all Nordic countries.</p> en-US <p>All content in NJSTS is published under a <a href="">Creative Commons Attribution</a> 4.0 license. This means that anyone is free to share (copy and&nbsp;redistribute the material in any medium or format) or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) the material as they like, provided they&nbsp;give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.</p> (Dr Roger A. Søraa) (Dr Kristine Ask) Wed, 18 Dec 2019 22:59:18 +0000 OJS 60 Spaces between <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There is an increasing interest in Science and Technology Studies (STS), as the field experiences growth with respect to the scope of topics, methods and theories deployed to learn and uncover epistemic practices for scientific knowledge production, technological innovations, users and producers.&nbsp;</span></p> Roger A Søraa ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 18 Dec 2019 22:37:14 +0000 'It is not a pill' <p>Person-centered care seeks to improve health care by recognizing the individual patient’s unique experience and by acknowledging the patient as an active and responsible participant in their own care. It is also conceptualized as a reaction to evidence-based medicine, opposing its alleged reductionist and exclusionary tendencies.</p> <p>Therefore, person-centered care is often conceived as different from evidence-based medicine, taking into account the combined biological, psychological and social identity of the patient which evidence-based medicine reduces to a set of signs and symptoms. In this article, I analyze a paradoxical case in which a randomized controlled trial was used to evaluate person-centered care. Drawing on five interviews with researchers involved in this trial and on research documents and articles, I examine the entanglement of person-centered-care and evidence-based medicine from an STS perspective of standardization, uncertainties and promises.</p> <p>I first discuss the uncertainties and promises that emerge when trying to follow a research protocol. Second, the article illustrates the uncertainties and possibilities in knowing exactly what one measures. Finally, the article discuss the creation of a standard person. The article concludes that while the relation between person-centered care and evidence-based medicine is more complex than we might assume, the randomized controlled trial also transformed person-centered care in the process of evaluating it.</p> Doris Lydahl ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 18 Dec 2019 22:39:49 +0000 Reframing translational research as transactional research: <p>Translational research (TR) is subject to increasing attention and demand in research and health policy in the Nordic countries as well as internationally. While clinician-scientists are often positioned as key actors in both policy and academic debates on TR, less is known about the clinician-scientists’ everyday work—their practices and commitments at the interface of academia and clinical health care. Drawing on the framework of arena analysis, developed in situational analysis, this article presents an empirical exploration of the everyday practices of clinician-scientists by extending research into a Danish hospital setting.</p> <p>The findings shed light on hospital-based translational research as constituted by clinician-scientists’ practical integration of and transactions across many different work practice arenas. This paper depicts these arenas and the complex of commitments and capabilities involved. The analysis converges with existing Science and Technology Studies approaches to translational research as mutually reconfiguring clinical and scientific practices. In addition, it adds to this debate by providing an empirical work practice account of hospital-based TR and by suggesting a conceptual reframing of translational research as transactional research.</p> Dixi Louise Strand ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 18 Dec 2019 22:43:22 +0000 How to deploy STS to re-imagine sustainable ways of instituting climate expertise? Anders Blok ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 18 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 The Anthropologization of Energy <p>The Promise of Infrastructure. Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta and Hannah Appel (eds), 2018.</p> <p>Electrifying Anthropology: Exploring Electrical Practices and Infrastructures. Simone Abram, Brit Ross Winthereik and Thomas Yarrow (eds), 2019</p> Antti Silvast ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 18 Dec 2019 22:23:31 +0000