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Call for proposals - Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS

Bristol University Press is pleased to announce the launch of a new series, Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS, edited by Mike Michael, University of Exeter and Alex Wilkie, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Emerging through the intersections of sociology, anthropology, history and philosophy, the field of science and technology studies (STS) is undergoing pivotal shifts in how it imagines and engages with ‘the social’ and the question of ‘societies’. Traditionally, authors have asked questions about the nature of science, technology and knowledge production and how they shape, and are shaped by, social processes. However, the field is becoming highly diversified, having been shaped by empirical, theoretical and methodological developments, such as climate change, computational technologies and posthumanism.

Turning the mirror on STS, Dis-positions is a pioneering new book series that explores these changes in the discipline. It will occupy a unique position in the field as a platform for adventurous projects that redraw the disciplinary boundaries of STS.

Find out more about the series, including the International Advisory Board.

Call for proposals

Prospective authors are invited to submit proposals for books of between 60,000 and 100,000 words in length. The series will include:

  • New modes of STS: posthuman, post-colonial, affective and aesthetic
  • Disciplinary intersections: interdisciplinary, experimental, practice-oriented
  • Methodological inventions: speculative, engaged, entangled, sociomaterial
  • Empirical novelty: emergent technoscientific innovations, reformulations of the ordinary
  • Theoretical developments: speculative, process and pluralistic thought; novel extensions of assemblage and practice theories; the turn to affect; post-performativity, reflexivity and interventions

If you would like to discuss submitting a proposal, please email or

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Posted on Tuesday 13th July 2021

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