Tag: pragmatism

Decolonising indigenous knowledge? Reading circle 12 May 2022 noon Finnish time

fstammle , May 11th, 2022

Indigenous knowledge, or better indigenous ways of knowing, have been key to anthropological debates on human-environment relations in the Arctic, even more so since climate change has increased…

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Lived Theories: Hayek’s Neoliberalism and #Pragmatism

Ilana Gershon , March 4th, 2016

One way of characterizing Amy Levine’s rich ethnographic inquiry into pragmatism is to posit South Korean Civil Movement Organisations as a satisfyingly thorough answer to the question: “how…


#Pragmatism & the Magic Book for Nuclear Power

Vincent Ialenti , March 3rd, 2016

This is a brightly colored South Korean pro-nuclear children’s book adorned with friendly animals dancing around a light bulb in front of a nuclear power plant. The title…


Boilerplate Clauses as Pragmatic Knowledge Practices #pragmatisms

Leticia Barrera , March 2nd, 2016

Prompted by the invitation to participate in this thematic week on #pragmatisms for Allegra, I would like to share some reflections from my ethnographic reading of a concrete…


Knowing Economies, Doing Economies: How Sociologists of Markets Have Acknowledged the Legacy of #Pragmatism

Antti Silvast , March 1st, 2016

In her new book, South Korean Civil Movement Organisations: Hope, Crisis and Pragmatism in Democratic Transition, Amy Levine shows us how a commitment to American pragmatism crosses disciplinary…


#Pragmatisms as Historical, Holistic, Total Social Facts

Amy Levine , February 29th, 2016

The theme of #pragmatisms comes from my fieldwork with a handful of civil movement organisations in Seoul during the mid-2000s.  It was a buzzword in South Korea and…