Langdon Winner’s Theory of Technological Politics: Rethinking Science and Technology for Future Society

  • Ernst Schraube Roskilde University


In the 2020 Prague Virtual Conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Langdon Winner was awarded the society’s John D. Bernal Prize jointly with Sharon Traweek. The Bernal Prize is awarded annually to individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the field of STS. Prize recipients include founders of the field of STS, along with outstanding scholars who have devoted their careers to the understanding of the social dimensions of science and technology. This response to Winner’s Bernal lecture reflects on his theory of technological politics, its implications for the psychology of technology as well as its relevance for rethinking science and technology for future society.

Author Biography

Ernst Schraube, Roskilde University

Ernst Schraube is Professor of Social Psychology of Technology at the Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, Denmark. More info under:

05 Oct 2021