Tag: Technologies of Trust

Trust: A Pragmatics of Social Life?

Taylor C. Nelms , September 27th, 2022

Trust exposes and discloses the social. But the heterogeneity and even excessiveness of meaning in the concept—its overdetermination, its multifariousness and multiformity, its downright fuzziness—sug…

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Trust, truth, and the blockchain

Anna Weichselbraun , September 26th, 2022

“Less Trust, More Truth” said the black nylon drawstring bag in the cardboard box. I had to have one. No other item of swag at this crypto-conference articulated…

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Trust the food chain, trust the blockchain

Technologies of Trust put to the Test

Isabella Hesse , September 22nd, 2022

Drawing on participant observation of COVID-19 tests and blood donation, this article demonstrates how micro-interactions between medical personnel and laypeople can constitute trust, grounding the he…

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Seeing Is Not Believing

Adela Zhang , September 22nd, 2022

“We bet on mining,” peasant leaders (dirigentes) say of the decision to permit one of the world’s largest open-pit copper mining projects on lands occupied by Quechua-speaking communities…

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Making medicines trustworthy: pharmaceutical technologies of trust and regulation

Ramah McKay , September 21st, 2022

How do globalised health regimes create and shape landscapes of medical regulation and patient safety? This essay asks about the many ways in which patients, consumers, health advocates,…

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Demonstrating Trust in Jordan

Emilie Thévenoz , September 19th, 2022

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“Is it really organic?”

Shaila Seshia Galvin , September 16th, 2022

Ethnographic moments spark curiosity and puzzlement, spur the search for new understanding, and are almost always seen to be some of the most generative parts of anthropological fieldwork….

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Trust the organic?!

Danilo Borghi Gonçalves Pinto , September 15th, 2022

According to the latest report released by Switzerland’s main organic certification agency (BioSuisse), the country currently holds the world’s largest numbers in organic consumption per resident. In …

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Global health meets sugar capitalism

Cal Biruk , September 14th, 2022

After a long drive, Sheila and I arrive at the gates of a sprawling fifty-one square mile Malawian sugar plantation that belongs to Africa’s largest sugar company. An…

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Humanitarian Techniques of Trust 

Julie Billaud , September 13th, 2022

“Trust in humanitarian action” was the top item on the agenda of the 33rd international conference of the Red Cross movement which took place in Geneva in December…

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Technologies of Trust: Introduction

Shaila Seshia Galvin , September 12th, 2022

This post is the introduction of our thematic thread on Trust, curated by Anna Weichselbraun (University of Vienna), Shaila Seshia Galvin (Geneva Graduate Institute) and Ramah McKay (University of Pen…

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