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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 261–281.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., clinical, and regulatory activities. Here my aim is to bridge the methodological prospects of the postplural approach and recent anthropological inquiries into the Deleuzian notion of the assemblage ( Jensen and Rödje 2010 ; Rabinow 2003 ; Ong and Collier 2005 ). Rather than asserting a static—social...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 377–392.
Published: 01 December 2018
... courts, police labs, district courts, and Supreme Court judgments, before arriving at Aadhaar. Aadhaar, in this view, is not a new project. It can be described as an assemblage comprising body fragments joined with social and institutional relations, overlaid with discourses of culture and rights...
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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): 185–204.
Published: 01 June 2013
... question by elaborating a notion of “comparative globalities.” Gradually, this concept comes to absorb three different STS-analytical strategies in the context of Japanese whaling: the “multicultural global” (ubiquitous cultural comparisons with political effects); “global assemblages” (specific...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 425–451.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., examines their interactions with technology and labor, and considers the dynamics of authority, power, and agency influencing their activities. Engaging the concept of “currents of tradition” and elements of assemblage theory, the author shows how changes in pharmacy practice relate to changes in the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 401–414.
Published: 01 September 2012
... within dynamic and heterogeneous assemblages. Taiwan's national investment in regenerative medicine is a rich site in which to examine visions of a national present and future as well as of Taiwan's place on the stage of global science. 28 3 2011 27 3 2012 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2012...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 69–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Aihwa Ong Contrary to claims that view the life sciences as having similar effects everywhere, I draw on research in the Biopolis of Singapore to examine how an assemblage of global and situated elements engenders conditions that crystallize scientific inquiries and orient social effects in the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 441–443.
Published: 01 November 2012
... a single East Asian STS theory or more than one. In the second article of this special issue, “Rethinking the East Asian Distinction: An Example of Taiwan's Harm Reduction Policy,” Jia-shin Chen seems to express an ambiguous attitude toward this question, because he introduces an assemblages...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2017) 11 (4): 613–616.
Published: 01 December 2017
... assemblages” (23–24) coined by her precursors. Holding such ontological assumptions or, in her words, engaging in “alternative world making” (159), she wants us to be less occupied by the rhetoric of progress that has blinded us and to sense the precarity and indeterminacy of “patchy landscapes” (20...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2017) 11 (4): 563–588.
Published: 01 December 2017
... STS, these stories show how even as a subimperial approach could lend itself straightforwardly to an analytic of hybridity, assemblage is a more appropriate analytic frame for thinking about biotech in Taiwan. Finally, I conclude by asking whether Taiwan biotech might find its uniqueness not in a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 465–485.
Published: 01 November 2012
... integrated “organic” whole. All constituents such as conceptualization, categorization, and so on, are interconnected “organs” in a “theory organism.” All of the “organs” must be integrated to produce life. Mere conceptual assemblage usually fails to realize an “organic” integration. 8 Moreover, one has...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2012
... article. In all three articles, however, the two issues are closely related, and their discussions shed light on both of these fundamental problems in East Asian STS. In his subtle and nuanced case study, Jia-shin applies Deleuze and Guattari's notion of assemblages to the HIV harm reduction policy of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2017) 11 (4): 467–468.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... 7, no. 3, 2013; and vol. 8, no. 1, 2014) that are at once distinctively East Asian and European. Although EASTS has tackled STS methods, such as in our issue “What Is Distinctive East Asian STS: Method, Assemblages, or Theories?” (vol. 6, no. 4, 2012), it requires analysis to better understand...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 161–164.
Published: 01 March 2010
... contrast to what he criticizes as the more usual accounts of universalistic transnational activism. That is, multiple interests at different scales are brought into play in ways that the simple language of networks and actants (assemblages of humans and non-humans, coalitions and alliances of groups) fail...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 495–501.
Published: 01 December 2018
... assemblages or human networks. As most of the discussion in this special issue demonstrates, we are dealing with what can best be regarded as the deconstruction of the human (at least of several competing but classical concepts of the human). It is in this deconstructive movement that the human returns as a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 175–183.
Published: 01 June 2013
... and natures through global assemblages of whaling (Blok); between human and animal in bringing robots to life (Kubo); between epidemiological and genetic traits in metabolizing diabetes drugs (Mohácsi); between Thai and Japanese technology in the space created by a technology-transfer project (Morita...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 February 2015) 9 (2): 117–126.
Published: 01 February 2015
... such systems. Following a typhoon-caused disaster that flooded farms and ponds, and the severe crisis in the solar PV industry caused by the global economic recession, a new sociotechnical assemblage emerged in Taiwan after 2010. Drawing on the notions of “de-scription” and “fluid technology” in non...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2016) 10 (3): 321–324.
Published: 01 September 2016
... international exchanges that led to a relevant scientific discovery in forensics made in Argentina and then spread to other parts of the world. In “Tropical Assemblage: The Soviet Large Panel in Cuba,” Hugo Palmarola and Pedro Ignacio Alonso study the deployment and development of a large industrial housing...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 267–274.
Published: 01 June 2012
... drawn attention to a latent tension within this ANT canon. On the one hand, suggests Appadurai, is Latour's account of the dynamic role of “assemblages” in the constitution of the social, while on the other are Callon's insights into the nature and sociology of devices. Building on this tension...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2010) 4 (4): 585–599.
Published: 01 December 2010
... term Latour, following Stengers, uses to describe the politics attaching to particular ‘socio-ontological’ associations (such as that surrounding Geomelt in the Botany case study). Latour borrows the term ‘cosmograms’ from Tresch ( 2005 ) to denote particular ‘socio-ontological’ assemblages (such as de...