Bibliography on Self-Reflexivity

 

A Few Works on Self Reflexivity

Self referentiality has been explored by many fields, including Quantum Mechanics, Mathematics, Computer Programming, Evolution, Computer-based writing such as hypertext, Film/Video, Poetry, Literature, Visual Art, the Internet (especially the World Wide Web) and Cable/Television. The following list is by no means complete and any suggestions would be welcome.

 

Theoretical Works in the Humanities

Argyros, Alex; Blessed Rage for Order

Ashmore, M. 1985. A Question of Reflexivity: Wrighting Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Unpublished D. Phil Thesis: University of York.

--. 1988. The Life and Opinions of a Replication Claim: Reflexivity and Symmetry in the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. In Woolgar, S. (Ed.) Knowledge and Reflexivity: New Frontiers in the Sociology of Knowledge. London; Sage.

--. 1989. The Reflexive Thesis: Wrighting Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

--. 1994. Social Epistemology and Reflexivity: Two Versions of How to be Really Useful. Argumentation 8: 157-61.

--. 1993. Reflexivity as an aid for understanding "relevance". Unpublished. Presented at the Department of Science Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, 15 January 1993.

Ashmore, M., M. Mulkay and T. Pinch. (1989) Health and Efficiency: A sociology of health economics. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Ashmore, M., G. Myers and J. Potter. 1995. Discourse, rhetoric, reflexivity: Seven days in a library. In Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, edited by S. Jasanoff, G. Markle, T. Pinch and J. Petersen. London, Newbury Park, CA, and New Delhi, Sage.

Atkinson, P. 1993. Review of M. Ashmore (1989) The Reflexive Thesis: Wrighting Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Sociological Review 41: 374-77.

Baber, Z. 1992. Lost in the reflexive funhouse. (Essay review of (inter alia) M. Ashmore (1989) The Reflexive Thesis: Wrighting Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.) Theory and Society 21: 105-121.

Babcock, Barbara A. 1980. Signs about Signs: The Semiotics of Self-Reference. Special issue of Semiotica 30 (1/2).

--. 1980. Reflexivity: Definitions and discriminations. Semiotica, 30: 1-14.

Br, Eugen. 1979. Things are stories: A manifesto for a reflexive semiotics. Semiotica, 25 (3/4): 193-205.

Barker, P. 199?. The reflexivity problem in the psychology of science. In B. Gholson, ed. Psychology of Science: Contributions to Metascience. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Bartlett, S. J. 1987. Varieties of self-reference. In S. J. Bartlett & P. Suber, eds. Self-Reference: Reflections on Reflexivity. Dordrecht, Martinus Nijhoff.

Bartlett, S. J. and P. Suber, eds. 1987. Self-Reference: Reflections on Reflexivity. Dordrecht, Martinus Nijhoff.

Beer, G. and H. Martins. 1990. Introduction. History of the Human Sciences (Special issue on Rhetoric and Science, edited by G. Beer & H. Martins) 3 (2): 163-175.

Bell, C. and H. Newby. 1981. Narcissism or reflexivity in modern sociology. The Polish Sociological Bulletin 1: 3-19.

Berbrier, Mitchell. 1992. Review of M. Ashmore (1989) The Reflexive Thesis: Wrighting Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Isis 83 (1): 178-9.

Case, Peter. 1992. Information happenings: Performing reflexive organizational research. Presented at Discourse Analysis and Reflexivity Workshop, Sheffield, September 1992.

Collier, J. Forthcoming. Reflections on reflexive wrighting: Review of M. Ashmore (1989) The Reflexive Thesis: Wrighting Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Social Epistemology.

Collins, H. M. 1990. Tu quoque. (Review of M. Ashmore (1989) The Reflexive Thesis: Wrighting Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.) Times Higher Education Supplement (2 March): 20.

Collins, H.M. and S. Yearley. 1992. Epistemological chicken. In A. Pickering, ed. 1992. Science as Practice and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

--. 1992b Journey into space. In Pickering 1992.

Cooper, Geoff. 1994 Textual Technologies: New Literary Forms and Reflexivity. In J. Collier & D. Toomey, eds. Scientific and Technical Communication for the 21st Century New York, Harper Collins. [1992 Draft, Brunel University.]

Czyzewski, Marek. 1994. Reflexivity of actors versus reflexivity of accounts. Theory, Culture and Society 11: 161-68.

Davies, Paul; God and the New Physics

De Laet, Marianne. 1991. Een spook in een kooitje!? (A phantom in a cage!?) (Review of M. Ashmore (1989) The Reflexive Thesis: Wrighting Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.) Psychologie en Maatschappij 55: 212-15.

Doran, C. 1989. Grasping reflexivity. (Review of S. Woolgar, ed. 1988. Knowledge and Reflexivity: New Frontiers in the Sociology of Knowledge. London and Beverly Hills, Ca.: Sage.) Social Studies of Science 19: 755-59.

--. 1989.< Jumping frames: Reflexivity and recursion in the sociology of science. Social Studies of Science 19: 515-35.

Edwards, D. (Forthcoming). Accountably doing education: teachers, reflexive classroom talk.

Fuller, S. ch 8 of Philosophy & The End of Knowledge

--. (1994) The Reflexive Politics Of Constructivism. History of the Human Sciences, 7, (1): 87-93.

Fuhrman, E. and K. Oehler. 1986. Discourse analysis and reflexivity. Social Studies of Science 16: 293-307.

--. 1987. Reflexivity redux: Reply to Potter. Social Studies of Science 17: 177-81.

Gouldner, A. W. 1970. The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology. New York, Basic Books.

--. 1976. The Dialectic of Ideology and Technology: The Origins, Grammar and Future of Ideology. London: Macmillan.

Gruenberg, Barry. 1978. The problem of reflexivity in the sociology of science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 8: 321-43.

Halfpenny, P. 1988. Talking of talking, writing of writing: Some reflections on Gilbert and Mulkays discourse analysis. Social Studies of Science 18: 169-82.

Hamlin, C. 1992. Reflexivity in technology studies: Toward a technology of technology (and science)? Social Studies of Science 22: 511-44.

Hammersley, M. and P. Atkinson (1983) Ethnography: Principles and Practice. London: Tavistock. [endorsement of reflexive ethnography]

Hicks, D. and J. Potter. 1991. Sociology of scientific knowledge: A reflexive citation analysis, or Science disciplines and disciplining science. Social Studies of Science 21: 459-501.

Hopper, Simon. 1995. Reflexivity in academic culture. In B. Adam & S. Allan, eds. Theorizing Culture: An Interdisciplinary Critique After Postmodernism (London, UCL Press): 58-69.

Jenks, C., ed. 1977. Rationality, Education and the Social Organisation of Knowledge: Papers for a Reflexive Sociology of Education. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul.

La Cahn, Jacque

Lash, S. 1993. Reflexive modernization: The aesthetic dimension. Theory, Culture and Society 10 (1): 1-23.

Latour, B. 1988. The politics of explanation: An alternative. In S. Woolgar, ed. Knowledge and Reflexivity. London, Newbury Park, CA, and New Delhi, Sage.

--. 1992. Aramis ou l'Amour des Techniques. Paris, La Decouverte.

Lawson, H. 1985. Reflexivity: The Post-Modern Predicament. Melbourne, Hutchinson.

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Liu, Yameng. 1995. Rhetoric and reflexivity. Philosophy and Rhetoric 28 (4): 333-349.

Lowe, E. J. 1993. Self, reference and self-reference. Philosophy 68: 15-33.

Lynch, M. 1996. Against reflexivity. [draft, Brunel, September 1996]

McHoul, A.W. (1982) Telling How Texts Talk: Essays on Reading and Ethnomethodology. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Mulkay, M. (1984b) 'The scientist talks back: a one act play, with a moral, about replication in science and reflexivity in sociology', Social Studies of Science, 14: 265-82.

--. (1985) The Word and the World: Explorations in the Form of Sociological Analysis. London: Allen & Unwin.

Myerhoff, B. & J. Ruby. 1982. Introduction. In J. Ruby, ed. A Crack in the Mirror: Reflexive Perspectives in Anthropology (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press): 1-35.

Oehler, K. 1983. Two interpretations of reflexivity in sociology of science: An examination of H. M. Collins' radical programme. Unpublished.

Oehler, K., and Mullins, N. 1986 Mechanisms of reflexivity in science: A look at nontraditional literary forms. Unpublished.

Oliver, W.D. & A.W. Landfield. 1962. Reflexivity: An unfaced issue of psychology. Journal of Individual Psychology 18: 114-24.

O'Neill, John. 1972. Sociology as a Skin Trade: Essays Towards a Reflexive Sociology. London, Heinemann.

Pinch, T. 1982. Reflecting on reflexivity: Comment on Verhoog. EASST Newsletter 5: 5-7.

--. 1990 Review of M. Ashmore (1989) The Reflexive Thesis: Wrighting Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Contemporary Sociology 19(6): 882-83.

Pinch, T and T. Pinch. 1988. Reservations about reflexivity and new literary forms or why let the devil have all the good tunes? In Wolger, S., ed. Knowledge and Reflexivity: (London and Beverly Hills, Sage) 178-197.

Pollner, Melvin. 1991. Left of ethnomethodology: The rise and decline of radical reflexivity. American Sociological Review 56: 370-80.

Potter, J. 1987. Discourse analysis and the turn of the reflexive screw: A response to Fuhrman and Oehler. Social Studies of Science 17: 171-77.

--. (1988a) What is reflexive about discourse analysis? - The case of reading readings. In Woolgar, S. (Ed.) Knowledge and Reflexivity: New Frontiers in the Sociology of Knowledge. London; Sage.

--. 1991. Review of M. Ashmore (1989) The Reflexive Thesis: Wrighting Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Discourse and Society 2 (1): 119-20.

Rose, H. 1979. Hyper-reflexivity: A new danger for the counter-movements. In H. Nowotny and H. Rose, eds. Counter-Movements in the Sciences. Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook, Vol. 3. Dordrecht and Boston, Reidel.

Ruby, Jay, ed. 1982. A Crack in the Mirror: Reflexive Perspectives in Anthropology. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Sandywell, B. no date. Some theses on reflexive inquiry. University of York.

--. 1996 ??Logological Investigations. (3 Vols) Sandywell, B., D. Silverman, M. Roche, P. Filmer & M. Phillipson. 1975. Problems of Reflexivity and Dialectics in Sociological Inquiry: Language Theorizing Difference. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Scholte, Bob. 1972. Toward a reflexive and critical anthropology. In D. Hymes, ed. Reinventing Anthropology (New York, Pantheon Books): 430-57.

Sjoberg, G. & T. R. Vaughn. 1979. Human rights, reflectivity, and the sociology of knowledge. In W. E. Snizek, E.R. Fuhrman, & M.K. Miller, eds. Contemporary Issues in Theory and Research: Metasociological Perspectives (London, Aldwych): 235-50.

Steier, F. ed. (1990). Research and Reflexivity. London: Sage. Tan, Siu-Lan & Fathali M. Moghaddam. 1995. Reflexive positioning and culture. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 25 (4): 387-400.

Taylor, Charles. 1989. Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Turner, Frederick; The Culture of Hope

Turner, Stephen. 1991. Social constructionism and social theory. Sociological Theory 9 (1): 22-33.

Turner, Victor. 1982. Dramatic ritual/Ritual drama: Performative and reflexive anthropology. In V. Turner, ed. From Ritual to Theater: The Human Seriousness of Play (New York, Performing Arts Journal Publications): 89-101.

Walker, Teri. 1986. Reflexivity: The appliance of science. Presented to the Discourse Analysis and Reflexivity Workshop, Bradford, April.

Watson, Graham. 1987. Make me reflexive - but not yet: Strategies for managing essential reflexivity in ethnographic discourse. Journal of Anthropological Research 43: 29-41.

Woolgar, S. (Ed.) (1988) Knowledge and Reflexivity: New Frontiers in the Sociology of Knowledge. London and Beverly Hills, Ca.: Sage.

--. 1988b. Reflexivity is the ethnographer of the text. In Knowledge and Reflexivity: New Frontiers in the Sociology of Knowledge, edited by S. Woolgar, 14-34. London and Beverly Hills, Ca.: Sage.

--. 1992. Some remarks on positionism: A reply to Collins and Yearley. In A. Pickering, ed. Science as Practice and Culture. Chicago, University of Chicago Press.

Woolgar, S. and M. Ashmore. 1988. The next step: An introduction to the reflexive project. In Knowledge and Reflexivity: New Frontiers in the Sociology of Knowledge, edited by S. Woolgar, 1-11. London and Beverly Hills, Ca.: Sage.

Woolwine, D. E. 199? Reading science as text. In R. Wuthnow, ed. Vocabularies of Public Life.

Wynne, A. 1986. Reading and writing: Sociology. Presented at the Discourse Analysis and Reflexivity Workshop, University of York, April 1986.

--. 1988. Accounting for Accounts of Multiple Sclerosis, in S. Woolgar (ed.) Knowledge and Reflexivity. London and Beverly Hills, California: Sage.

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Popular Scientific Works

Gleich, James; Chaos

Hofstadter, Dougles R.; Godel, Escher, Bach

Prigogine, Eli; Order Out of Chaos

 

Film

Welles, Orson; Citizen Kane

 

Fiction

Bear, Greg; "Webster"

-- "Schrodinger's Plague"

Borges, Jorge; Ficciones

Cortazar, Julio

Eco, Umberto

Erickson, Steve; Rubicon Beach

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

We want to extend special thanks to Malcolm Ashmore of the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom for providing much of this bibliographical listing.
 

 

 

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