Ludwik Fleck Prize

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The Ludwik Fleck Prize
Awarded forPublished book in science and technology studies
Presented bySociety for the Social Studies of Science
First awarded1992

The Ludwik Fleck Prize is an annual award given for a book in the field of science and technology studies. It was created by the 4S Council (Society for the Social Studies of Science) in 1992 and is named after microbiologist Ludwik Fleck.[1][2]

Prize Winners[edit]

Year Recipient Awarded work
1994 Donald A. MacKenzie Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance[3]
1995 Londa Schiebinger Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science
1996 Steven Shapin A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in 17th Century England[4]
1997 Theodore M. Porter Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life[5]
1998 Peter Dear Discipline and Experience: The Mathematical Way in the Scientific Revolution
1999 Donna J. Haraway Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan©Meets_OncoMouse™: Feminism and Technoscience (published 1996)
2000 Adele E. Clarke Disciplining Reproduction: Modernity, American Life Sciences, and 'the Problems of Sex'
2001 Karin Knorr-Cetina Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge[6]
2002 Lily E. Kay Who Wrote the Book of Life? A History of the Genetic Code
Randall Collins The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change
2003 Helen Verran Science and an African Logic[7]
2004 Annemarie Mol The Body Multiple[8]
2005 Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio Biomedical Platforms[9]
2006 Philip Mirowski The Effortless Economy of Science?
2007 Geoffrey Bowker Memory Practices in the Sciences
2008 Michelle Murphy Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty
2009 Steven Epstein Inclusion: Politics of Difference in Medical Research
2010 Warwick Anderson The Collectors of Lost Souls. Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen
2011 Marion Fourcade Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain and France, 1890s to 1990s
2012 Hugh Raffles Insectopedia
2013 Isabelle Stengers Cosmopolitics
2014 Helen Tilley Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950
2015 S. Lochlann Jain Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us
2016 Banu Subramaniam Ghost Stories for Darwin[10]
2017 Judy Wajcman Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism[11]
2018 Lundy Braun Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics[12] (published 2014)
2019 Michelle Murphy The Economization of Life

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nieto-Galan, Agusti (2016). Science in the Public Sphere: A history of lay knowledge and expertise. Routledge. ISBN 9781138909519. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Ludwik Fleck Prize". Society for Social Studies of Science. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  3. ^ Williams, Robin; Faulkner, Wendy; Fleck, James (1998). Exploring expertise : issues and perspectives. Basingstoke, Hampshire [u.a.]: Macmillan. p. xv. ISBN 9780333632277. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ Mazzotti, Massimo (2008). Knowledge as social order : rethinking the sociology of Barry Barnes ([Online-Ausg.]. ed.). Aldershot, England: Ashgate. pp. xi. ISBN 978-0754648635.
  5. ^ Kravel-Tovi, Michal; Moore, Deborah Dash (2016). Taking Stock: Cultures of Enumeration in Contemporary Jewish Life. Indiana University Press. p. 254. ISBN 9780253020475. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  6. ^ Calhoun, Craig; Rojek, Chris; Turner, Bryan (2005). The Sage handbook of sociology. London: Sage Publ. pp. xi. ISBN 9780761968214. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  7. ^ Bennett, Tony; Healy, Chris (2013). Assembling Culture. Routledge. p. 208. ISBN 978-1138864498. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  8. ^ Burri, Regula Valerie (2007). Biomedicine as Culture (Transferred to digital printing 2010. ed.). London: Routledge. p. 231. ISBN 978-0415883177. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  9. ^ Atkinson, Paul; Glasner, Peter; Lock, Margaret (2009). The Handbook of Genetics & Society Mapping the New Genomic Era. Hoboken: Taylor & Francis. pp. xiv–xv. ISBN 978-0-203-92738-0. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  10. ^ "4S Prizes: Fleck Prize 2016: Banu Subramaniam | Society for Social Studies of Science". Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  11. ^ "4S Prizes: Fleck Prize 2017: Judy Wajcman | Society for Social Studies of Science". Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  12. ^ "4S Prizes: Fleck Prize 2018: Lundy Braun | Society for Social Studies of Science". Retrieved 2018-05-05.