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Working With Diagrams
Edited by Lukas Engelmann, Caroline Humphrey and Christos Lynteris
Epilogue by Philip Steadman
164 pages, 44 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-558-3 $99.00/£72.00 / Hb / Published (July 2022)
ISBN 978-1-80073-560-6 $29.95/£23.95 / Pb / Published (July 2022)
eISBN 978-1-80073-559-0 eBook
Arising from the need to go beyond the semiotic, cognitive, epistemic and symbolic reading of diagrams, this book looks at what diagrams are capable of in scholarly work related to the social sciences. Rather than attempting to define what diagrams are, and what their dietic capacity might be, contributions to this volume draw together the work diagrams do in the development of theories. Across a range of disciplines, the chapters introduce the ephemeral dimensions of scientist’s interactions and collaboration with diagrams, consider how diagrams configure cooperation across disciplines, and explore how diagrams have been made to work in ways that point beyond simplification, clarification and formalization.
Lukas Engelmann is a Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the History and Sociology of Biomedicine at the University of Edinburgh. His research is concerned with the history of epidemiological reasoning in the twentieth century, for which he received an ERC Starting Grant in 2020.
Caroline Humphrey was Sigrid Rausing Professor of Collaborative Anthropology at the University of Cambridge who has worked in Russia, Mongolia, China, India, Nepal, and Ukraine. Recent publications include A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism, (Chicago, 2013) and On the Edge: Life Along the Russia-China Border (Harvard, 2021).
Christos Lynteris is Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of St Andrews.
Subject: Theory and Methodology
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