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Science, Technology, Anthropology
Edited by Casper Bruun Jensen and Kjetil Rödje
286 pages, illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-84545-614-6 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (November 2009)
ISBN 978-0-85745-657-1 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (June 2012)
eISBN 978-1-84545-964-2 eBook
“This is an excellent edited collection that points to new lines of inquiry in the areas explored. The editors must congratulate themselves in pulling together a fine body of work. “ · JRAI
“To consider anew the relation of science and humanities beyond the simplistic finger-pointing of “social constructivism” or the reductivism of STS, as this book does, is an important direction for continuing Deleuze’s project.” · SubStance
"This remarkable work... creates a compelling radicalism from which to broach issues and problems that turn out to belong to no one discipline." · Marilyn Strathern, Cambridge University
"Science studies has long been in need of some Deleuzian lines of flight from its predictable territories - now the wait is over... If the next century will be known as Deleuzian, as Foucault famously predicted, then the next century's science studies will proliferate and unfold from the rich materials collected here." · Mike Fortun, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Science and technology studies, cultural anthropology and cultural studies deal with the complex relations between material, symbolic, technical and political practices. In a Deleuzian approach these relations are seen as produced in heterogeneous assemblages, moving across distinctions such as the human and non-human or the material and ideal. This volume outlines a Deleuzian approach to analyzing science, culture and politics.
Casper Bruun Jensen has published in Social Studies of Science, Science, Technology and Human Values, Acta Sociologica and Human Studies and Configurations. He is currently editing a Danish introduction to science and technology studies. His research is an empirical exploration of development and globalization informed by science and technology studies, social anthropology and cultural studies.
Subject: Theory & Methodology in Anthropology
PART I: DELEUZIAN SCIENCES?
Chapter 1. Experimenting with What is Philosopy?
Chapter 2. Facts, Ethics and Event
Chapter 3. Irony and Humour, Toward a Deleuzian Science Studies
Chapter 4. Between the Planes: Deleuze and Social Science
Steven D. Brown
PART II: SOCIOTECHNICAL BECOMINGS
Chapter 5. A Plea for Pleats
Geoffrey C. Bowker
Chapter 6. Every Thing Thinks: Sub-representative Differences in Digital Video Codecs
Chapter 7. Cybernetics as Nomad Science
PART III: MINOR ASSEMBLAGES
Chapter 8. Cinematics of Scientific Images: Ecological Movement-Images
Erich W. Schienke
Chapter 9. Social Movements and the Politics of the Virtual: Deleuzian Strategies
Arturo Escobar and Michal Osterweil
Chapter 10. Intensive Filiation and Demonic Alliance
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro
Notes on contributors
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