Tag: Science Studies

Science in Dark Times: a syllabus on science, technology, and medicine under illiberal political regimes by Bharat Jayram Venkat

Bharat Jayram Venkat , March 31st, 2020


Modi, Trump, Bolsonaro: three avatars of a moment marked by the rise of a far-right populism, what many commentators have even described as a revitalized fascism. As I…


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Science as an Orientalizing Field

Anthropology365 , December 24th, 2019


Science is a Western form of knowledge production and can be divided into three forms: 1) science as a set of methods for investigating the world we inhabit,…


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Exploring anthropologies of medicine and health across borders at 4S 2018 by Aadita Chaudhury

Aadita Chaudhury , October 8th, 2018


This year’s annual meeting for the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) had an intriguing new component: an exhibition on the histories of STS in flux internationally,…


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A Report on the 2018 4S Conference in Sydney, Australia by Tessa Leach

Tessa Leach , September 18th, 2018


What characterises STS in different regions? What kinds of research projects, educational programs, and people are doing STS around the world? What problems exist in different regions? Can…


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Book Review: Not in Our Genes

Anthropology365 , June 8th, 2018


I’ve been slacking on writing book reviews and so I need to get back to it so the next several posts will be just that (unless something happens…


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Casting into the Cosmos: Magic and Ritual in Human Spaceflight (Part 2)

Taylor R. Genovese , July 6th, 2017


In Part 1, I wrote a gonzo ethnography about my experience at a rocket launch in Florida. For Part 2, I will be utilizing historical records, museum didactic…


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Casting into the Cosmos: Magic and Ritual in Human Spaceflight (Part 1)

Taylor R. Genovese , July 2nd, 2017


Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Taylor R. Genovese. Field Notes – September 8, 2016 (Cape Canaveral, Florida): I see the light and smoke first. The radiant fuel pours…


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This Saturday I’m Marching for Science and You Should Too

Rex , April 21st, 2017


This Earth Day, 22 April, People across the world will be celebrating the important role that science plays in supporting human freedom and prosperity. This is an event…


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Book Forum––Science, Reason, Modernity: Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary by Todd Meyers

Todd Meyers , December 16th, 2016


  Science, Reason, Modernity: Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary is many things — a carefully curated selection of classic texts ranging from Immanuel Kant’s “An Answer to the…


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Tobias Rees’s Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms by Nima Bassiri

Nima Bassiri , July 22nd, 2016


Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms by Tobias Rees University of California Press, 2016, 352 pages   In the prefatory pages of Plastic Reason,…


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