UCI Anthro Faculty on their Favorite Books

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Woodruff, Maggie. 2018. "UCI Anthro Faculty on their Favorite Books." In UCI Anthro Faculty, edited by Maggie Woodruff, James Adams, and Nandita Badami. In STS in UCI Anthro STS, edited by James Adams and Maggie Woodruff.  In STS Across Borders Digital Exhibit, edited by Aalok Khandekar and Kim Fortun. Society for Social Studies of Science. August. http://stsinfrastructures.org/content/uci-anthro-faculty-their-favorite-....

Essay Metanarrative

Through individual interviews, several UCI Anthro faculty shared with Maggie Woodruff some of their favorite books.

This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: "What (methodological/ theoretical/ political/ ethical) frameworks have had strong influences on this STS formation?"

This essay is part of a broader exhibit on STS at UCI Anthro.

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  • Stefan Helmreich, Alien Ocean - “

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  • Stefan Helmreich, Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in Digital World
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What books do you recommend, Eleana?

Asked what books she'd recommend, Eleana Kim had this to say:

  • People haven’t read Keeping Slugwoman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts by Greg Saris enough. It could be read as part of the ontological turn.

  • Alien

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  • Bruno Latour, We Have Never Been Modern

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