infrastructure

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

3.11 and the STS-anthropology of disaster

While the earth sciences have been a major topic for STS in Japan, few STS scholars have focused on natural disasters. Social studies of disaster (environmental sociology, the sociology and social psychology of natural disaster, the anthropology of natural disaster...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

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

Infrastructuring Environments

This paper is an introduction to the special issue "Infrastructuring Environments," which is one of the outcomes of the KAKEN research project "Environmental Infrastructures: Comparative...Read more

Anthropology of Infrastructure

While the anthropological study of infrastructure is a fairly recent and uncommon phenomenon in Japan, there has always been a strong interest in infrastructure among Foucault-inspired urban sociologists who emphasize the way infrastructures work as apparatuses to shape and orient...Read more

Infrastructure and Society Syllabus (UMD - STS)

This is a course that looks at infrastructure from a socio-technical systems perspective. Throughout the STS program at UMD we try to make visible the mundane but necessary aspects of social and physical infrastructure. In this course it is our primary focus. We have begun to experiment with...Read more

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