Situation awareness: some conditions of possibility

van Winsen, Roel, Henriqson, Eder, Schuler, Betina and Dekker, Sidney W. A. (2014) Situation awareness: some conditions of possibility. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 16 1: 53-68. doi:10.1080/1463922X.2014.880529

Author van Winsen, Roel
Henriqson, Eder
Schuler, Betina
Dekker, Sidney W. A.
Title Situation awareness: some conditions of possibility
Journal name Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1463-922X
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1463922X.2014.880529
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 53
End page 68
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Situation awareness (SA) has become a ubiquitous object of knowledge in our discourses of human performance and accident explanation. Based on Michel Foucault's archaeological approach, in this paper, we examine SA by mapping the 'conditions of possibility' for this object to emerge. By highlighting the logic that SA builds upon, the political need that it intends to address, and the knowledges that delimitate it in its constitution, we aim to display the contingent nature of this object. Ultimately, we argue that as a discursive object, SA has effects. © 2014
Keyword Situation awareness
Human factors
Conditions of possibility
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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