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Learning to be a sensing plant

[One of the plant scientists] tells me how her lab is trying to bring this sunflower experiment indoors, into controlled conditions. “We can do this in a growth chamber too. So we’ve got LED...Read more

The History of Japanese Science: Recent Developments

Low provides a brief overview of the state of the field of history of science in Japan, and of the history of Japan abroad. Focusing on key figures and institutional resources, Low concludes that though there are promising developments in the history of science, there "less positive signs" for...Read more

Introduction (2): Japanese STS in Global, East Asian, and Local Contexts

This article introduces the second set of papers on the state of the social studies of science in Japan that emerged from a March 2009 workshop on Asian STS held at the National University of Singapore. Read more

Introduction: Minor Traditions, Shizen Equivocations, and Sophisticated Conjunctions

This paper is an introduction to the issue  "Multiple Nature-Cultures, Diverse Anthropologies." By showing the equivocal notion of shizen, Japanese translation for "nature," the paper explores the existence of multiple nature-cultures. 

The special issue...Read more

Work in Progress: Proposal for Comparative Studies on East Asia STS

This article proposes a qualitative/quantative analysis of articles published in the Journal of Science and Technology Studiesa Japanese language STS journal, and East Asian Science, Technology, and Society to gain a grasp on what might constitute "East Asian Science...Read more

Work in Progress: Proposal for Comparative Studies on East Asia

The authors of this article use bibliometric techniques to analyze the prevalence of specific themes and approaches in the Journal of Science and Technology Studies (Kagaku Gijutsu Shakai-ron Kenkyū) and East Asian Science, Technology and Society.  

Life of the Metabolism

Life of the Metabolism: An Experimental Inquiry into Mobility (<Special Theme>Hybrid Bodies)

Auther: Gergely Mohacsi

Keywords: diabetes, embodiment, epidemiology, genetic research, mobility, Japan

In the past decade and a half, anthropology, along with other human...Read more

Theoretical Challenges for the Current Sociology of Science and Technology: A Prospect for its Future Development

Resisting the conventional framing of "Western" versus "non-Western" frameworks, Matsumoto discusses challenges facing the sociology of science and technology, with a special emphasis on "theoretical challenges from the viewpoint of a scholar who is embedded in the East Asian locality." (130) ...Read more

Bunkajinruigaku (Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology), Special issues

Bunkajinruigaku has published several special issues on anthropologies of science and technology since the late 2000s . A search of the J-stage archives for “科学技術(...Read more

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