Anthropology as a Following Science



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August 11, 2019 - 3:50am

Critical Commentary

It is the first article ever published in the journal of NatureCulture. The text is based on a lecture given at the International Symposium "The Human and the Social" held in Tokyo on December 7, 2010. Inspired by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's notion of the "following sciences," the author discusses a series of variations that take their vantage point from the entanglement of the conceptual and the empirical across anthropology and STS. It is such an ongoing experimental engagement with actors, scales, ontologies, perspectives, etc., Jensen argues, that can help us to suspend the reproduction of common sense ideas about the "human" and the "social".  


Casper Bruun Jensen. 2012. “Anthropology as a Following Science: Humanity and Sociality in Continuous Variation.” NatureCulture 1: 1-24.



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Casper Bruun Jensen, "Anthropology as a Following Science", contributed by Gergely Mohacsi, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 11 August 2019, accessed 3 October 2023.