Sociotechnocanonicon/2019 Planning

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This space is for adding ideas for the 2019 Sociotechnocanonicon.


  • Kaylea liked the jitsi format and participation from non-cdsc
  • Would it be feasible to offer reading credit for it? Or would that ruin it?
  • Credit would be easy to offer. People that need/want credit can take it for credits. Folks that don't need it can do it without. I've been in reading groups were some (but not all) people took it for credit and thought the dynamic was great. —mako
  • Sounds good to me. Kaylea (talk) 01:27, 16 March 2019 (EDT)


  • Are there other canonical texts we're not getting to?
    • What about Marx, Weber, Durkheim?
    • Adam Smith, Darwin, Foucault?
    • Aristotle, Hobbes, Mill?
  • I'm not familiar with any of these but they do seem pretty appealing based on their descriptions, and I'll keep my eye out for opportunities to sojourn into less-adjacent canons from the broader UW. Kaylea (talk) 01:27, 16 March 2019 (EDT)
  • Maybe this is too close to the wrong canon, but I keep running into Coleman and Schelling and would like to do a more comprehensive read.Kaylea (talk) 18:58, 11 April 2019 (EDT)
  • Claude Shannon (or at least someone else's summary of information theory) Aaronshaw (talk) 16:38, 7 May 2019 (EDT)
  • Hayek (on information) Aaronshaw (talk) 16:39, 7 May 2019 (EDT)
  • Merton, Blau 20:42, 7 May 2019 (EDT)
If we want to read something ecological I would pick "organizations evolving" by Reuf and Aldrich. It may be a bit too high level and its kind of a textbook. I'd also be excited to do Marx, Weber, Durkheim. Another idea for a social theory book is "Constructing Social Theories" by Stinchcomb. Groceryheist (talk) 18:24, 5 June 2019 (EDT)
  • Giddens, A. (1984). The constitution of society: outline of the theory of structuration. University of California Press.
  • Something by Wanda Orlikowski Sneha (talk) 11:49, 6 June 2019 (EDT)
  • Jo Freeman's Tyranny of Structurelessness Sneha (talk) 11:49, 6 June 2019 (EDT)
  • Jessica Nembhard's Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice Sneha (talk) 11:49, 6 June 2019 (EDT)
  • Francesa Polletta's Freedom is an Endless Meeting Sneha (talk) 11:49, 6 June 2019 (EDT)