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    Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge.Karin Knorr Cetina - 1999 - Harvard University Press.
    How does science create knowledge? Epistemic cultures, shaped by affinity, necessity, and historical coincidence, determine how we know what we know. In this book, Karin Knorr Cetina compares two of the most important and intriguing epistemic cultures of our day, those in high energy physics and molecular biology. The first ethnographic study to systematically compare two different scientific laboratory cultures, this book sharpens our focus on epistemic cultures as the basis of the knowledge society.
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    Sociality with Objects.Karin Knorr Cetina - 1997 - Theory, Culture and Society 14 (4):1-30.
  3. The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory.Karin Knorr Cetina, Theodore Schatzki & Eike von Savigny (eds.) - 2000 - Routledge.
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    The Temporalization of Financial Markets: From Network to Flow.Karin Knorr Cetina & Alex Preda - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (7-8):116-138.
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    Traders’ Engagement with Markets.Karin Knorr Cetina & Urs Bruegger - 2002 - Theory, Culture and Society 19 (5-6):161-185.
    This article focuses upon the construction of wants and the embodying of the market in the work routines of workers on the Swiss foreign exchange market. The authors are particularly concerned with the role of the computer screen within the establishment of postsocial relations around a sense of embodied lack. The screen does not provide access to the market but is the market as an exteriorized assemblage of practices brought together in one place. The screen is the market rather than (...)
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    The Couch, the Cathedral, and the Laboratory: On the Relationship Between Experiment and Laboratory in Science'.Karin Knorr Cetina - 1992 - In Andrew Pickering (ed.), Science as Practice and Culture. University of Chicago Press.
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    Complex Global Microstructures.Karin Knorr Cetina - 2005 - Theory, Culture and Society 22 (5):213-234.
    The new terrorism is a major exemplifying case for complexity theory – for example, it exemplifies major disproportionalities between cause and effect, unpredictable outcomes, and self-organizing, emergent structures. It also illustrates, I argue in this article, the emergence of global microstructures: of forms of connectivity and coordination that combine global reach with microstructural mechanisms that instantiate self-organizing principles and patterns. Global systems based on microstructural principles do not exhibit institutional complexity but rather the asymmetries, unpredictabilities and playfulness of complex interaction (...)
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    13. Metaphors in the Scientific Laboratory: Why Are They There and What Do They Do?Karin Knorr Cetina - 1995 - In Zdravko Radman (ed.), From a Metaphorical Point of View: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Cognitive Content of Metaphor. De Gruyter. pp. 329-350.
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    Primitive Classification and Postmodernity: Towards a Sociological Notion of Fiction.Karin Knorr Cetina - 1994 - Theory, Culture and Society 11 (3):1-22.
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    The Market.Karin Knorr Cetina - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):551-556.
    Markets have led a shadowy existence in economics. The ruling paradigm, neoclassical economics, for which markets are a central institution, has mainly been concerned with the determination of market prices. Until recently, sociological investigations of modern markets focused on production, as did anthropological work that ascertained how each culture made a living. The major debate among anthropologists to date has been about whether the economic rationality of the maximizing individual is to be found in all societies or whether substantive economies (...)
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    What is a Pipe?Karin Knorr Cetina - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (5):129-140.
    This article is an attempt to make sociological sense of the 2008 American election — particularly of the phenomenological observation of extraordinary enchantment and almost amorous attraction which unlikely members of the American population displayed for Obama, from the early days of the campaign onward. I draw on charisma theory to argue that sociology has something surprising to say on the phenomenon, and on the metaphor of the pipe to add detail about the technology of attraction that was in play.
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