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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 185–204.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Japanese prowhaling establishment continues to justify whaling in the Antarctic for scientific purposes. The ethnographic puzzle picked up here is how such work of scientific justification plays out in transnational contexts. Engaging discussions in actor-network theory (ANT), the article addresses this...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 359–379.
Published: 01 December 2015
... local government translators, I apply actor-network theory to describe and analyze the emerging phenomenon of solar farms in Ping-Tung County in southern Taiwan, which simultaneously involves human and nonhuman actors. During the postdisaster reconstruction after Typhoon Morakot, 23.481 MW of solar...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 381–396.
Published: 01 December 2015
... studies of Chinese medicine construct an insightful model integrating a practical ontology, a correlative thinking method, and displacement agency theory, sharing basic theoretical assumptions with Bruno Latour's actor-network theory. On the other hand, the studies of reassembled cars, plant grafting...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 453–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... theoretical approach based on Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's notion of assemblages, which differs significantly from Latourian actor network theory. The concept's analytic advantages are illustrated by a case study of Taiwan's campaign to stem HIV transmission among injection drug users. It is hoped that...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 205–220.
Published: 01 June 2013
... exploring the multiplicity of technological practices that overcomes the limits of existing approaches in STS, such as the social construction of technology and actor-network theory. 29 12 2011 12 9 2012 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2013 comparison robot Japan actor-network theory social...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 267–274.
Published: 01 June 2012
... developmental juggernaut. As local fears hybridized, borrowed from, and traveled beyond their initial spheres of articulation, they created an intricate ecology of fear within which postcolonial megatech projects had to survive. Actor network theory, I argue, is insufficiently sensitive to these lurking...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 167–197.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Ricky C. Leung This article examines the process in which Chinese science actors undertook nanotechnology research as an innovation journey. In this journey, Chinese science actors sought domestic and overseas networks to overcome resource and infrastructural constraints. To analyze salient issues...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 83–99.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Hang Ryeol Na This article reveals the role nationalism plays when states collaborate for the purpose of ecological research. Working from the perspective of international regime theories, the author develops a case study around the East Asian Biosphere Reserve Network (EABRN), a project under the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 439–444.
Published: 01 September 2008
... power relationships between local people and the colonial government were thus challenged in various ways. As I mentioned before, IC industry development in Taiwan is based on a very specific form of network organization. Similarly, networking among social actors in science and technology plays a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 359–376.
Published: 01 December 2018
... posed above, what visions and imaginations of the human are articulated then in the articles in this special issue? What does each contribution show us about how the relationship between humans and networks envisioned or imagined by certain actors? And how is this relationship related to reality and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 March 2012
... institutes at key academic institutions—including a physical chemistry institute at KAIS—as their contribution toward the ongoing national effort. To this point, we have traced the process of establishing a network of Korean actors at the University of Utah, with Lee Tae-kyu representing the key link in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 497–518.
Published: 01 November 2012
... underdeveloped, cultured and uncultured. The waning yet persistent dichotomy is worrisome because the regulation of science always evokes a complex actor network of material and subjective elements, producing an unsettling hybrid of modern and nonmodern characteristics in every subject in every region ( Latour...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2015) 9 (3): 233–252.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... In this study, the “collaborative culture” is interpreted and assessed through collaborative patterns in the network of important scientific actors and their conduct subject to reproduction. By applying a social network analysis approach, the authors visualize such attributes of network relations and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 February 2015) 9 (2): 167–186.
Published: 01 February 2015
...) called this phenomenon “markets in a production network.” Following the new economic sociology, as created by White (1993) , a market can be defined as “a social structure for exchange of rights, which enables people, firms and products to be evaluated and priced. This means that at least three actors...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 229–252.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and protesters helped each other to build their oppositional logic against the Korean government. Informed by theories of public participation in science and technology, I stress the fluid and networked formation of the Korean public, as well as the indeterminacy, open-endedness, and rhizomatic...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 445–467.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and “underdeveloped” Asia, at a time when Japan was striving to (re)establish its position in world politics and economics. Additionally, by highlighting subjectivities and intra-Asian networks centered on Japanese actors, the article also aims to destabilize the current historiography on population...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 533–555.
Published: 01 December 2013
... set of scholarly communication practices. It stands to reason that the scholarly communication process is likely to look quite different in a developed country, where networked technology is widely available and where scholars and their patrons see value in their intellectual property, than in a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 465–485.
Published: 01 November 2012
... constructivism of technology, the feminist perspective, the semiotic approach, the social worlds framework, 4 ethnomethodology, and postcolonial studies, among others. There is the distinguished actor network theory (ANT). However, the theory's advocates sometimes complain that the entire phrase and the term...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Michael M. J. Fischer Abstract East Asia and Southeast Asia provide at least four relational locales or sites of cultural critique and materials for new twenty-first-century theory construction governed by growing biological and ecological knowledge. I document a moment in East Asian and Southeast...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 493–495.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the mold of actor network theory (ANT) and proliferating the available lenses through which to study Asia. Ruey-Lin Chen offers several ways of building on and yet away from existing theories to produce something new and yet recognizable, the starting point for useful interpretations and conversations...