What books made you say, "Aha," Mei?


Asked what books lead to an "aha" moment, Mei Zhan offered these:

  • Donna Haraway, Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science

  • Bruno Latour, We Have Never Been Modern

  • George W. Stocking, Jr., Victorian Anthropology

Zhan, Mei. Interview by author. Personal interview. Irvine, CA, May 30, 2018.

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August 7, 2018 - 2:27pm

Critical Commentary

This artifact is part of a PECE essay on what books have inspired UCI Anthro Faculty throughout the years.

This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: “What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?”

This essay is part of a broader exhibit on UCI Anthro STS.



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Anonymous, "What books made you say, "Aha," Mei?", contributed by Maggie Woodruff, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 8 August 2018, accessed 3 December 2023. http://www.stsinfrastructures.org/content/what-books-made-you-say-aha-mei