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Benton, Adia. 2017. “Ebola at a Distance: A Pathographic Account of Anthropology’s Relevance.” Anthropological Quarterly 90 (2): 495–524.

AO: This 2017 paper by Adia Benton she looks at the social production of “relevant” anthropological knowledge and its relationship to four forms of distance implicated in how anthropologists communicate relevance to each other and to others: physical, disciplinary, interpretive, and...Read more

Bunkajinruigaku (Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology), Special issues

Bunkajinruigaku has published several special issues on anthropologies of science and technology since the late 2000s . A search of the J-stage archives for “科学技術(science and technology)” yielded the following (all in Japanese): 2007 Anthropology of Science and Technology (ed. Kimio Miyatake), 71 (...Read more
Anthropological STS in Asia

Michael M. J. Fischer characterizes STS in Asia as theory from the Global East, additionally distinguishing STS from SSK, SCOT, and ANT.  Read more

Co-construction of Machines and Social Groups
Co-construction of Machines and Social Groups : The Development of Agricultural Machinery Technology and the Formation of Mechanics Groups in Thailand(<Special Theme>Anthropology of Science and Technology)
Author: Atsuro...Read more
Science as Culture, Cultures of Science

Sarah Franklin highlights new directions within anthropology concerning both cultures of science and science as culture. Read more

Reorganization of Social Order after a Tsunami

Reorganization of Social Order after a Tsunami: Collective Relocation and "Community"(<Special Theme>Disaster and Anthropology: Facing the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake)

Author: Shuhei Kimura

Keywords: Disaster, reconstruction, social order, legal institution,...Read more

Technology as Mediation

Technology as Mediation : On the Processes of Engineering and Reception of the Entertainment Robot "AIBO"(<Special Theme>Anthropology of Science and Technology)

Keywords: moments of juncture, artificial intelligence, ...Read more

Infrastructures as Ontological Experiments

This 2016 paper is an introduction to the special issue on infrastructure  which is one of the outcomes of the KAKEN research project "Environmental Infrastructures: Comparative Ethnographic Study...Read more

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