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Human–Nonhuman Relations

The relationship between human and nonhuman beings has been investigated in anthropological studies on magical-religious practices such as animism, shamanism, and spirit possession. Studies of gift-exchange and personhood have also elaborated important arguments about the unfolding of encounters...Read more

Anthropology of Infrastructure

While the anthropological study of infrastructure is a fairly recent and uncommon phenomenon in Japan, there has always been a strong interest in infrastructure among Foucault-inspired urban sociologists who emphasize the way infrastructures work as apparatuses to shape and orient...Read more

Infrastructuring Environments

This paper is an introduction to the special issue "Infrastructuring Environments," which is one of the outcomes of the KAKEN research project "Environmental Infrastructures: Comparative...Read more

Infrastructure and Society Syllabus (UMD - STS)

This is a course that looks at infrastructure from a socio-technical systems perspective. Throughout the STS program at UMD we try to make visible the mundane but necessary aspects of social and physical infrastructure. In this course it is our primary focus. We have begun to experiment with...Read more

Infrastructures as Ontological Experiments

In this 2015 article, Jensen and Morita contribute to recent conversations about ontology within STS and anthropology by bringing them into contact with other long-established traditions of studying experimentation and infrastructure.Read more

3.11 and the STS-anthropology of disaster

While the earth sciences have been a major topic for STS in Japan, few STS scholars have focused on natural disasters. Social studies of disaster (environmental sociology, the sociology and social psychology of natural disaster, the anthropology of natural disaster...Read more

Seismology, Practices, and Networks
Seismology, Practices, and Networks : An Anthropological Study of Seismographic Observation in Turkey(<Special Theme>Anthropology of Science and Technology)
Author: Shuhei Kumura...Read more
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