Guilt in infrastructure

I’m not sure if everyone knows about Endre’s extended comments on his last post.

Here is the most recent where, in a comment, he reflects on guilt.


What else could we say about this. I know Jan was interested too…


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Associate Professor of Sociology, Environmental Studies, and Science and Technology Studies at Penn State, Nicholas mainly writes about understanding the scientific study of states and, thus, it is namely about state theory. Given his training in sociology and STS, he takes a decidedly STS-oriented approach to state theory and issues of governance.

1 thought on “Guilt in infrastructure

  1. In the disaster literature, which surprisingly deals with issues of infrastructure during a time when "technology" was often used as a synonym for infrastructure, the guilt of those who designed infrastructures that resulted in the loss of life or some such other disaster were often report feeling heroically guilty afterward. On the other hand, infrastructure architects, like Robert Moses, who unfairly distributed goods, services, or access, for them, little in the way of guilt surfaces in their and our narratives of their contributions….


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