ontological turn

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

Anthropology as critique of reality: A Japanese turn

This introduction to a forum in HAU, written by Casper Bruun Jensen and Atsuro Morita, depicts "the anthropological genealogies that led to the Japanese interest in 'ontological matters,' and it offers an entry point for understanding Japanese interpretations of, and responses to, this set of...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

Publication Trends around anthropology and STS

The Anthropological Turn series, Suiseisha

In 2015, a Japanese publisher, Suiseisha ( 水声社 ), whose previous focus was French and other...Read more

An interview with Naoki Kasuga

An interview with Naoki Kasuga by Casper Bruun Jensen. Kasuga is the founder and editor-in-chief of the online journal NatureCulture. He is also the editor of the book, Anthropology as Critique of Reality, which introduced the anthropological "ontological turn" in Japan.Read more

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