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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 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 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...
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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 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 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
...], ANT [actor network theory], Social Worlds, cyborg feminism, bio-medicalization and all that? In other words, what's the difference between EASTS studies and East Asian ‘area studies’ that apply Western STS perspectives?” (2–3). He continued, “We wondered whether a distinctive historical experience and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 493–495.
Published: 01 November 2012
... available theoretical tools, breaking out of 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...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2018) 12 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 June 2018
... actor-network theory (ANT), a theoretical framework previously not widely accepted by Taiwanese sociologists. The book consists of eight chapters. The first sets up a basic framework by presenting the author’s motivations for his long-term research, as well as his data collection methods. Chapter 2...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 January 2014) 9 (2): 221–224.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Network Theory (ANT), pointing out three difficulties of SSK: the concept of “interest” is vague and ambiguous; reflexive application is difficult; and facts are empirical constraints whose constructions derive from empirical structures and so cannot be understood as conventions (49). To Chen, the problem...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Asian essentialisms or East versus West orientalisms and occidentalisms. The four relational technoscientific sites and perspectives are those of (a) scientists as social hieroglyphs and peopled networks; (b) hidden curriculums and education reforms; (c) geoportraits of influencing machines...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 83–99.
Published: 01 March 2012
... network and form alliances, what international relations theorists call international regimes. According to probably the most widely accepted definition of the term, international regimes are “sets of implicit or explicit principles, norms, rules, and decision-making procedures around which actors...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 439–444.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., networking among social actors in science and technology plays a significant role in constructing the meaning of science and technology ( Latour 1999 ). The emphasis on social networks in both the sociology of organizations and STS study may lead to a new interpretation of “area study.” Obviously, social...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 7–33.
Published: 01 March 2013
...” (2004a: 2). Jasanoff's theory of coproductionism is almost identical to a comprehensive epitome of the approach taken by mainstream STS research, which is heavily influenced by the actor-network theory, with emphasis on the symmetry of nature and society ( Latour 1987 ). Jasanoff also divides...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 December 2007
... work, but also dominant practice, continues to ignore. This reductionist tendency even in social science and STS may tend to intensify, the more the issues reach across global networks and arenas. Finally, I suggest that STS work on public participation needs to enrich itself with some relevant...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 303–326.
Published: 01 September 2008
... for their high caesarian section rates, Fu (2005, 2006) uses actornetwork theory to examine surgical predilections in the postwar history of Taiwanese obstetrics and gynecology, including a shift from an “anti” caesarian section (CS) to “pro” CS discourse. Wu (2007) examines the scientific...