SIDEWAYS: A Conversation About Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies Today (2011)



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Contributed date

August 10, 2018 - 11:59pm

Critical Commentary

"This conversation reconsiders anthropological bifurcations and explores their alternatives. It examines the nature of anthropological knowledge production through recent discussions about the recursivity of theory, standing athwart theory, lateral reason, comparative relativism, oneness and worlding — which are always in the middle of that which we meet halfway. Each participant will respond to a written work of the other specifically addressing questions of theory, method, object and analysis. The common cause is thinking and doing anthropological knowledge *sideways* — not above or under the phenomena under investigation or the conditions of possibility of such knowledge. The conversation will also explore the possible relationship between an anthropology less content with theoretical verities and a science and technology studies uneasy with the simple opening of black boxes."

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Group Audience

Cite as

Casper Bruun Jensen, Stefan Helmreich, Bill Maurer and Mei Zhan, "SIDEWAYS: A Conversation About Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies Today (2011)", contributed by James Adams, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 17 August 2018, accessed 23 September 2023.