Building the Trident Network
A Study of the Enrollment of People, Knowledge, and Machines
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Using material from interviews and local texts, Mort explores the emergence of a counternetwork in the form of a workers' campaign for alternative technologies. She develops concepts of "disenrollment" and "absent intermediaries," in which redundant workers and marginalized technologies serve to discipline and reinforce the dominant network as production shrinks. She also examines the maintenance of the barrier between the technical and the social/political in this context. The management of uncertainties within the Trident production program emerges as critical to its successful completion.
Exploring with great subtlety the hidden history of a major weapon system, Mort adds a new moral and political dimension to the sociology of technology. -- Donald MacKenzie, Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh Maggie Mort tells the fascinating and unusual story of the development of a high-tech submarine from the point of view of workers on the project. -- Michel Callon, Professor, Ecole des mines de Paris This pioneering work constitutes a lucid, nuanced, and convincing introduction of labor history into the analysis of large-scale sociotechnical systems. It should be read by all who are interested in the interplay of politics, society, and technology. -- Geoffrey Bowker, Department of Communication, University of California San Diego