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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 people's lives...Read more
Seismology, Practices, and Networks
Seismology, Practices, and Networks : An Anthropological Study of Seismographic Observation in Turkey(<Special Theme>Anthropology of Science and Technology)
Author: Shuhei Kumura...Read more
Ceci n'est pas un objet-frontière !

This essay by Susan Leigh Star was first published in the French journal, Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances in 2010. It's English version, "This is not a Boundary Object" was subsequently published in the journal,Science, Technology & Human Values in the same year....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) developed independently. The...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

Infrastructures as Ontological Experiments

In this 2015 article, Jensen and Morita contribute to recent conversations about ontology within STS and anthropology by bringing them into contact with other long-established traditions of studying experimentation and infrastructure.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
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