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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 303–326.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Adele E. Clarke This special issue of EASTS examines reproductive technoscience, gender, and the formation of East Asian modernities across the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. We begin our introduction with a brief overview of social science scholarship to date on reproductive topics...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 377–392.
Published: 01 December 2018
... unforeseen expansion of Aadhaar. In this emergent database society, intersections of law, body, and technoscience engender new human networks: temporary alliances among material forces, inanimate techniques, discourses, norms, and institutions, organized around the technologically mediated body. This article...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 459–478.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Chihyung Jeon Abstract What does the human look like in South Korea? This article identifies two different figurations of the human in contemporary South Korea: the alpha human and the Korean. The alpha human is a human imagined, shaped, and circulated on the network of technosciences and media; it...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 9–26.
Published: 01 March 2008
... reproductive technologies, Korean women have been highly visible. With the help of those technological instruments, women have been empowered to own their own bodies and to have them at their disposal. We argue that these dualistic realities of women as egg owners can explain the egg donation culture among...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 385–388.
Published: 01 September 2009
... still possible to question if the autonomous decisions of women are always the passive consequence of social conditions. Technoscience in the field of reproduction has the possibility to make women the subjects of science. The decision to give or not to give materials from her body affects the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Medicine , have all contributed to the rapid development of STS in Taiwan, including preparations for the first STS Institute at Yang-Ming University and Taiwan's STS Society. Meanwhile, Western researchers are becoming increasingly interested in the study of technoscience in East Asia, possibly because of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2014) 9 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 November 2014
... how and to what extent individual subjectivities can emerge under conditions of structural political inequality. Technoscience is assumed, in this perspective, to be an inherent feature of the state: considering citizenship thus permits us to go beyond the discussion of a single project to explore...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 343–353.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., Governmentality, and Population Control . History and Technology 26 , no. 1 : 69 – 76 . Murphy Michelle ( 2012 ). Seizing the Means of Reproduction: Entanglements of Feminism, Health, and Technoscience . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Nakajima Hideto ( 2007 ). Differences in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 433–438.
Published: 01 September 2008
... deterritorialization. It is also in conversation with the important introduction by Dung-Shen Chen and Chia-Ling Wu on the links between democracy, public participation (including dissent), civil society, and technoscience throughout the East Asian region and beyond. In this comment, I will summarize the main points...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2017) 11 (4): 563–588.
Published: 01 December 2017
... masks certain considerations of descent, ethnicity, and language. I, too, have characterized Taiwan in terms of hybridity, writing on the production of a hybrid genetic identity ( Liu 2010 ). Increasingly, however, in postcolonial studies of technoscience, I think that hybridity has lost its...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2017) 11 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2017
...” in colonial medicine ( Marks 1997: 210 ). Moreover, as Warwick Anderson (2002: 643) points out, the significance of these universalist claims endures in postcolonial relationships. Anderson also suggests that more attention needs to be paid to postcolonial technoscience and critical modes of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2017) 11 (4): 469–475.
Published: 01 December 2017
... main sources of such knowledge. Wang's study illustrates the intricate relationships among the production of medicoscientific knowledge, geopolitics, and the gendering of reproductive bodies, according to which hygienic knowledge from Japan and the United States played a pivotal role in the elimination...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 419–426.
Published: 01 September 2012
... meaningful one. It reflects a general turn in humanity sciences to STS studies in the past two decades, in particular the studies that feature science's representation and reproduction. 9 Taking advantage of rich material, Racial Representation and Social Reality aims to reveal that subtle...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 367–383.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., senescence, and cancer, Singapore. The name Biopolis brings together two resonant ancient Greek terms. ‘Bios’ is one of the Greek words designating ‘life’, specifically the way of life of human collectives, as distinct from zōē, simple, organism life, reproductive life, and common to all living...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 231–256.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., which was technically illegal because of laws prohibiting non-French Europeans from becoming general directors of plantations. When he arrived in Saigon in 1930, Van Pelt pushed for the introduction of grafting, also called cloning, a technique being developed for Hévéa tree reproduction that resulted...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 261–281.
Published: 01 June 2013
... sciences and daily practices at the clinic. Thus, Charis Thompson (2005) , for example, uses the term “ontological choreography” to capture the fluctuation between notions of agency and reproductive technologies in a North American infertility clinic. “Social categories and techniques,” she remarks...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 445–467.
Published: 01 December 2016
... establishment” (2008), were a population control measure in the regions represented as “non-Western” and were predicated on the simplistic notion that diverse and complex socioeconomic problems and underdevelopment were caused by rising birth rates and could thus be quickly fixed by disciplining reproductive...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 189–215.
Published: 01 June 2011
... common, and some groups may include sacrificial activity to protect the stored grain from spoiling or to ensure that the threshing process does not reduce the harvest yield. Complementing its central role in food production, rice is a key exchange good in the reproduction of social alliance between...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 425–451.
Published: 01 September 2013
... state through its distinctive socioeconomic model and its particular strain of technoscience ( Adams 2002 ). Integration into the public health system brought intense and uneven articulation with the Chinese state, where the language of secular science was central to the modernization of the system and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 353–372.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in India in the regulatory frameworks, health care policy, and technoscience practices regarding regenerative medicine. In the initial phase (2005–10), unapproved stem cell application providers operating in private, public, and independent sectors formed diverse institutional contexts for the...