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Ethnographies of Diagnostic Work

Dimensions of Transformative Practice

Editors: Büscher, M., Goodwin, D., Mesman, J. (Eds.)

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This book explores ethnographic studies of diagnostic work in diverse settings. Switching attention from product ('diagnosis') to process ('diagnosing'), it reveals the importance of collaborative, socio-material, technologically augmented practices, exploring the potential of the multi-disciplinary studies presented to inform innovation.

About the authors

ROLAND BAL is Professor and Chair of the Department of Healthcare Governance in the institute of Health Policy and Management in Rotterdam University, the Netherlands MONIKA BÜSCHER is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Mobilities Research at the Sociology Department and ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University, UK PAULA BYRNE is Lecturer in the Medical School at the University of Liverpool, UK ALEXANDRA CHOBY has worked as a Visiting Professor at Stanford, Virginia Commonwealth University and James Madison University and as a Research Assistant at the Center for AIDS Prevention at UCSF, USA MICHAEL EMMISON is Reader in Sociology, University of Queensland, Australia ALAN FIRTH is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK DAWN GOODWIN is Social Science Lecturer in Medical Education at Lancaster University, UK MARK HARTSWOOD is Research Associate in the School of Informatics, at the University of Edinburgh, UK JESSICA MESMAN is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Technology and Society Studies at Maastricht University, the Netherlands PREBEN HOLST MOGENSEN is Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department, University of Aarhus, Denmark and CEO, partner and co-founder of 43D ApS INGUNN MOSER is Dean and Professor in the Department of Nursing, Diakonhjemmet University College, in Oslo, Norway JACKI O'NEILL is Researcher in the Work Practice Technology Group at Xerox Research Centre Europe, France JILLIAN POOLER is a PhD student at Loughborough University, UK ROB PROCTER is Professor and Research Director of the National Centre for e-Social Science, University of Manchester, UK MARK ROUNCEFIELD is Microsoft European Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Computing, Lancaster University, UK JOHAN M. SANNE is Associate Professor at the Department of Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, Sweden ROGER S. SLACK teaches Sociology and Social Research at the University of Bangor, UK KATRINA STENGEL is Research Associate in the Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK ALEX VOSS works for the ESRC National Centre for e-Social Science at Manchester University, UK ANITA WILSON is Research Fellow in the Literacy Research Centre at Lancaster University, UK

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Ethnographies of Diagnostic Work: Introduction

    Büscher, Monika (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Reading the Signs: Prison Officers’ Mindful Diagnosis of Potential Self-Harm and Suicide

    Wilson, Anita

    Pages 17-34

  • Making and Breaking Troubleshooting Logics: Diagnosis in Office Settings

    O’Neill, Jacki

    Pages 35-53

  • Making Matters Speak in Railway Maintenance

    Sanne, Johan M.

    Pages 54-72

  • Sensing the Way: Embodied Dimensions of Diagnostic Work

    Goodwin, Dawn

    Pages 73-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnographies of Diagnostic Work
Book Subtitle
Dimensions of Transformative Practice
Editors
  • M. Büscher
  • D. Goodwin
  • J. Mesman
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29693-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230296930
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22328-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30847-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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