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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Epistemologies – The Line Between Bodies and Ideas?

Nathan Klembara , May 31st, 2022

This browser does not support HTML5 audio Listen to an audio recording of this piece read by Nathan Klembara A recent trend in the sciences is the attem…


Book Review: Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age by Barbara Pieta

Barbara Pieta , March 2nd, 2022

Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age Edited by Annette Leibing and Silke Schicktanz Berghahn Books, 2020. 268 pages In their recently…


Contested Truths over COVID-19 in Africa: Introduction by Jia Hui Lee

Jia Hui Lee , March 17th, 2021

One of the most significant challenges to confronting and mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic concerns the manufacturing, circulation, and interpretation of what we call “contested truths.” By this term…


Working in a Fracture Zone: Learning to Research Mental Health from Multiple Cultures by Gerald P McKinley

Gerald P McKinley , December 16th, 2020

We are an ensemble cast. As such, it is perhaps appropriate that one of the first places where we all came together as a team had at one…


Birth cohorts, biosocial theory, and the politics of developmental disruption by Dominique Béhague

Dominique Béhague , November 27th, 2020

How and with what consequences do young people push up against standardized views of “normal” and “healthy” development? To what extent can young people’s attempts to disrupt developmental…


Ludwik Fleck where are you now that we need you? Covid-19 and the genesis of epidemiological facts by Ilana Löwy

Ilana Löwy , October 16th, 2020

 Tests for Covid-19 and the politics of big numbers We are incessantly flooded with data on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic. WHO and the Johns Hopkins coronavirus…


Epistemic and Temporal Disjunctions: (Re)Mapping “Suicide Risk” Epigenetics Through Birth Cohorts by Stephanie Lloyd

Stephanie Lloyd , June 26th, 2020

The McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS) has garnered significant attention for its epigenetic models of suicide risk. These models suggest that early life adversity may set people…


The Epistemology of Cutting and the Metaphysics of Continuities

colinhoag , June 23rd, 2020

By Meredith Root-Bernstein, Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France; Center of Sustainability and Applied Ecology, Santiago, Chile; Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Santiago, Chile §   Confinement …


Responding to the pandemic of 21st century : Dynamics of power, intersections and the ‘Imagined Corona’ in India

Manisha Dutta , April 14th, 2020

The current times have seen a surge of concern around the soaring cases of the global pandemic of COVID 19. The novel nature of the virus has pitted…


Human Placenta, Birth Cohorts, and the Production of Epigenetic Knowledge by Martine Lappé

Martine Lappé , February 27th, 2020

Precious Material Over the past decade, the Canadian university-based Epigenetics Lab has become increasingly central to the production of knowledge about human health and development.[1] During m…


Confronting constructs with cataclysms in neuroepigenetics by Elsher Lawson-Boyd

Elsher Lawson-Boyd , February 4th, 2020

I went to a Science and Technology Studies (STS) conference in Melbourne recently and listened to a panel of social scientists share their work about psychological disorders. There…


Call for Workshop contributions “Gender in Polar Research: Gendered field work conditions, epistemologies and legacies”

Stephan Dudeck , September 20th, 2019

A two-day workshop in the framework of Arctic Science Summit Week 2020, Akureyri, Iceland, 29-30(TBC) March 2020 funded by IASC – the International Arctic Science Committee The IASC…

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Exploring multiplicity: Photographing and blogging as method

mxschnepf , June 25th, 2018

Partial truths: Blogging as research method – What do our methods actually do if they cannot depict reality as it is? This is not a new question in…


After and Beyond the Genome: Taking Postgenomics Seriously by Maurizio Meloni

Maurizio Meloni , June 15th, 2018

The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, and Knowledge after the Genome Jenny Reardon University of Chicago Press, 2017, 304 pages.   Genetics: A Situated View       How enduring is the…


Experimental Ethnography: 31 Prompts | 实验民族志:31个提示

Gabriele , September 12th, 2017

Not all experimentation is ethnographic. Not all ethnography is experimental. The intersection of ethnography and experimentation collapses into a black hole with a fluctuating event horizon, swallo…

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Photographic engagement: An alternative narrative of urban experiences

Camilo Leon-Quijano , April 19th, 2017

In 2014 I started exploring people’s lives in Parisian suburbs (banlieue)[1] through engaged and creative visual practices. Being an independent photographer, I wanted to see how people’s experiences…


Web Roundup: If it Ledes, it Bleeds by Emily Goldsher-Diamond

Emily Goldsher-Diamond , February 28th, 2017

This contemporary moment begs the question: what is a fact? And how do facts circulate? These questions are historical cornerstones in the study of the production of knowledge,…


Hypothetical Archaeology: Knowledge Production in the Era of Alternative Facts

Scott Schwartz , February 2nd, 2017

In the summer of 2015, in collaboration with a diverse collective of artists and ecologists known as Chance Ecologies, I was invited to help perform an excavation of…

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Interrogating #Evidence: Epistemological Challenges in the Contemporary World

Agathe Mora , November 7th, 2016

What social practices are used to constitute evidence? What counts as evidence and why? How are different types of evidence processed, and how do evidence protocols participate in…


Conference Report: Ludwik Fleck’s theory of thought styles and thought collectives – translations and receptions by Sandra Lang

Sandra Lang , June 24th, 2016

Ludwik Fleck’s theory of thought styles and thought collectives – translations and receptions March 10th – 11th 2016 Wrocław, Poland Organizing committee: Paweł Jarnicki (Project Science …


Canadian Anthropology and Cultural Imperialism: Criticisms

Maximilian Forte , May 19th, 2016

Is there a Canadian anthropology or is it just anthropology in Canada? If it is “anthropology in Canada,” then from where has it been imported? If what we…


Desires: Capitalism, The Pope and Chinese Medicine by Volker Scheid

Volker Scheid , March 26th, 2016

Prologue: Pope Francis and Zhang Taiyan 章太炎 On 16 June 2015, Pope Francis published Laudato Si’ (Be Praised), an encyclical letter on climate change tellingly subtitled “On Care…


Datalogical Systems and Us

Helen Thornham , March 17th, 2016

In this post for ‘The Person in the (Big) Data‘ edition of EM, Helen Thornham @Thornhambot talks about how her research into data and the everyday has made her think critically…

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Notes on the 6th digital ethnography reading session (Pink, Horst, Postill et al 2016)

John Postill , January 18th, 2016

By Allister Hill PhD student Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) RMIT University, Melbourne On Tuesday 15 December we wrapped up the last of the Digital Ethnography Reading Sessions…