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Introduction: Adachi Akira and Non-modern Area Studies

Asian and African Area Studies No.13-2 (February, 2014): 101-111

Author: Tatsuro Fujikura

Abstract: This introductory article to the special issue remembering Professor Adachi Akira recollects some aspects of his life and thoughts by looking at some of his writings. It starts from...Read more

Human–Nonhuman Relations

The relationship between human and nonhuman beings has been investigated in anthropological studies on magical-religious practices such as animism, shamanism, and spirit possession. Studies of gift-exchange and personhood have also elaborated important arguments about the unfolding of encounters...Read more

STS Postures

We see how we hold ourselves (literally our bodies)  in relation to each other, STS, science and technology (MindBody fusion) as key to having agency in the future of science and technology. The STS program at the University of Maryland is set up...Read more

Different Scales, Non-Corresponding Words, Hidden Actors, Imbroglios

Asian and African Area Studies No.13-2 (February, 2014): 148-173

Author: Yasushi Uchiyamada

Abstract: This is an attempt to follow and describe from the perspective of Simondonian ontogenesis the emerging imbroglios constituted interactively by leaking radioactive materials,...Read more

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