Ethnographies of Diagnostic Work

Dimensions of Transformative Practice

  • Monika Büscher
  • Dawn Goodwin
  • Jessica Mesman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ethnographies of Diagnostic Work: Introduction

    1. Monika Büscher, Dawn Goodwin, Jessica Mesman
      Pages 1-14
  3. Finding Fault with Fault-Finding

  4. A Topography of Diagnostic Work

  5. Towards a New Conceptualisation of Diagnostic Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Monika Büscher, Preben Holst Mogensen
      Pages 171-192
    3. Alexandra Choby
      Pages 209-226
    4. Roger S. Slack, Rob Procter, Mark Hartswood, Alexander Voss, Mark Rouncefield
      Pages 227-244
    5. Roland Bal, Monika Büscher, Dawn Goodwin, Jessica Mesman, Daniela Sangiorgi, Andrew Smith
      Pages 245-260
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-264

About this book


This book explores ethnographic studies of diagnostic work in diverse settings. Switching attention from product ('diagnosis') to process ('diagnosing'), it reveals the importance of collaborative, socio-material, technologically augmented practices, exploring the potential of the multi-disciplinary studies presented to inform innovation.


ethnography innovation Office

Editors and affiliations

  • Monika Büscher
    • 1
  • Dawn Goodwin
    • 1
  • Jessica Mesman
    • 2
  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityUK
  2. 2.Maastricht UniversityThe Netherlands

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