Professor Lucy Suchman


Current Teaching

SOCL406 Feminist Technoscience Studies: Care Matters (Summer term)

Vicky Singleton, Celia Roberts and Lucy Suchman

Delivered as a 4 day intensive summer school, this course introduces you to the world of feminist technoscience studies. Our course theme this year is 'Care Matters'. Through a mixture of interactive workshops, lectures, film screenings and excursions, we will explore the ways in which feminists have engaged with questions of care, love, and the materialities of bodies and technologies. What counts as care? Do we have obligations to care for and about people, things and worlds? How do we research and do politics around practices of care and lack of caring? The course is delivered by a group of tutors and guest lecturers and will involve shared sessions with students from Manchester University's Sexuality Summer School.

FASS 513 Approaches to Qualitative Analysis: A workshop for 2nd and 3rd year PGRs (Summer term)

Previously taught:

SOCL210 Virtual Cultures: an undergraduate course that explores new information and communications media, including the progressive expansion of life online, and the increasingly intimate relations between life online and off.

SOCL908 Anthropology of Cybercultures: a postgraduate course on the social history, cultural and material qualities of digital artefacts, their place in professional and popular discourses, and practices of their design and use.

SOCL208 Gender, Sexuality and Society: an undergraduate course on contemporary issues considered through the lens of feminist research.

Wishful mnemonics and autonomous killing machines
Sharkey, N., Suchman, L. 05/2013 In: Proceedings of the AISB. 136, p. 14-22. 9 p.
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Animation and Automation: The liveliness and labours of bodies and machines
Stacey, J., Suchman, L. 03/2012 In: Body and Society. 18, 1, p. 1-46. 46 p.
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Consuming anthropology
Suchman, L. 2012 In: Interdisciplinarity. Abingdon : Routledge ISBN: 9780415578929 . Electronic ISBN: 9780203584279 .

Anthropological Relocations and the Limits of Design
Suchman, L. 10/2011 In: Annual Review of Anthropology. 40, n/a, p. 1-18. 18 p.
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Subject Objects
Suchman, L. 08/2011 In: Feminist Theory. 12, 2, p. 119-145. 27 p.
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Feminist STS and the Sciences of the Artificial.
Suchman, L.A. 2007 In: New Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. MIT Press 139 p. ISBN: 0-262-08364-7.

Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and situated actions (2nd edition).
Suchman, L.A. 2007 Cambridge University Press. 326 p. ISBN: 9780521675888.

Affiliative Objects.
Suchman, L.A. 1/05/2005 In: Organization. 12, 3, p. 379-399. 21 p.
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Decentring the manager/designer.
Suchman, L. 2004 In: Managing as designing. Stanford : Stanford Business Books p. 169-73. 97 p. ISBN: 9780804746748.

Methods and madness.
Suchman, L. 2004 In: First person : new media as story, performance, and game. London : MIT Press p. 95-98. 4 p. ISBN: 0262731754.

Talking things.
Suchman, L. 2004 In: First person : new media as story, performance, and game. London : MIT Press p. 262-265. 4 p. ISBN: 0262731754.

Reading and writing : a response to comments on 'Plans and situated actions'.
Suchman, L. 04/2003 In: Journal of the Learning Sciences. 12, 2, p. 299-306. 8 p.
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Figuring service in discourses of ICT: the case of software agent.
Suchman, L. 2003 In: Global and Organizational Discourses about Information Technology. Dordrecht, The Netherlands : Kluwer p. 15-32. 18 p. ISBN: 1402073259.

Organising allignment.
Suchman, L. 2003 In: Knowing in organizations : a practice-based approach. London : M. E. Sharpe p. 187-203. 17 p. ISBN: 0765609118.

Working Artefacts: Ethnomethods of the prototype.
Suchman, L.A., Blomberg, J., Trigg, R. 06/2002 In: British Journal of Sociology. 53, 2, p. 163-179. 17 p.
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Practice-based design of information systems : notes from the hyperdeveloped world.
Suchman, L. 03/2002 In: The Information Society. 18, 2, p. 139-144. 6 p.
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Problematizing 'Innovation' as a Critical Project.
Suchman, L.;., Bishop, L. 09/2000 In: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 12, 3, p. 327-333. 7 p.
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Embodied Practices of Engineering Work.
Suchman, L. 2000 In: Mind, Culture, and Activity. 7, 1&2, p. 4-18. 15 p.
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Making a case: knowledge and routine work in document production.
Suchman, L. 2000 In: Workplace studies : recovering work practice and informing system design. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 29-45. 17 p. ISBN: 0521598214; 0521591864.

Organising alignment: a case of bridge-building.
Suchman, L. 2000 In: Organization. 7, 2, p. 311-327. 17 p.
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Reconstructing technologies as social practice.
Suchman, L., Blomberg, J., Orr, J., Trigg, R. 11/1999 In: American Behavioral Scientist. 43, 3, p. 392-408. 17 p.
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Centers of coordination : a case and some themes.
Suchman, L. 1997 In: Discourse, Tools, and Reasoning: Essays on Situated Cognition. Berlin : Springer-Verlag p. 41-62. 22 p.

Reflections on a work-oriented design project.
Blomberg, J., Suchman, L., Trigg, R. 09/1996 In: Human-Computer Interaction. 11, 3, p. 237-265. 29 p.
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Do categories have politics? : the language/action perspective reconsidered.
Suchman, L. 09/1994 In: Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 2, 3, p. 177-190. 14 p.
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Interactional troubles in face-to-face survey interviews.
Suchman, L., Jordan, B. 1990 In: Journal of the American Statistical Association. 85, 409, p. 232-253. 22 p.
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