Contemporary history of Europe

Science and Technology Studies Approaches to Web History

This chapter seeks to show the value of a relational, practice-oriented approach – what in STS vocabulary is called ‘unpacking black boxes’, or doing a sociology ‘of assemblages’. The chapter examines how this approach can shed light on the hybrid mobilizations of innovators, consumers, users and entrepreneurs – alongside their creations and cultures – that have made the Web the complex socio-technical system it is today.

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