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Deleuzian Intersections

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)

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Reviews

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

Description

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



Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

PART I: DELEUZIAN SCIENCES?

Chapter 1. Experimenting with What is Philosopy?
Isabelle Stengers

Chapter 2. Facts, Ethics and Event
Mariam Fraser

Chapter 3. Irony and Humour, Toward a Deleuzian Science Studies
Katie Vann

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
Adrian Mackenzie

Chapter 7. Cybernetics as Nomad Science
Andrew Pickering

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
Index

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