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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 243–259.
Published: 01 June 2013
... analyze how the controversy between science and culture has been overcome during these twelve years. What kinds of criteria have been newly employed to justify brain death and promotion of donation? It is now impossible to ignore new kinds of biopolitics if one wants to understand how the human condition...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... This paper represents an attempt to develop STS further, in line with Kanamori’s academic interests. What follows demonstrates the role of the sci-fi imagination with reference to public controversies over transplant medicine and brain death in Japan. I begin by describing the background to this study...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 331–352.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Hee-Je Bak; Daniel Lee Kleinman In 2008 the Korean government decided to resume importing US beef, leading to a nationwide controversy over the risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. Korean media coverage of BSE during this controversy demonstrates how media reporting...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 73–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... with the techno-body complex) types of understanding of enhancement, and emphasizing a reappraisal of Vygotskian tradition for demarcating the role of mediating signs and tools in psychology, I compare two existing controversies regarding enhancement: the various disputes concerning technological...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 377–392.
Published: 01 December 2018
... as the most recent project in the shaping of modern social and political power through the technologically mediated intersection of the law and the body. Key moments of technopolitical reduction of the physical body—fingerprinting, DNA tests, brain scans, polygraphs, and truth serums—become turning...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 335–348.
Published: 01 June 2010
... sporadic discussions about medical ethics, specifically regarding brain death and organ transplants, within a small group of medical professionals and academicians. But it was not until the birth of Dolly in 1997 that the ethical aspects of biotechnology became hot issues in Korea ( Song et al. 1998 : 3–16...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 475–504.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in the midst of an intense transformation. The fact that, in biomedicine, the brain had assumed the function of governing thought, which had traditionally been ascribed to the heart in Chinese medicine, was one of the highly controversial topics in Chinese and Western theories of the body. Ding Fubao...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 175–183.
Published: 01 June 2013
... trafficking, and its comparative apparatus in particular, comes to justify a kind of economic discourse over life and death. Anders Blok's analysis of the whaling controversies between Japan and the West similarly draws attention to how the mobility of comparisons generates new modes—or in this case, rather...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 87–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., taking blood, filming, and posing; and memorialize the primates whose infection and death contributed to our recognizing the disease's infectious transmission (pp. 140, 158). Two pictures are particularly layered with meaning for interpretive insight. The cover image, interestingly, is of the Estonian...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., the researchers. This is the case in research such as gene therapy, which is comparatively well known, as well as in controversial types of human genetic research. As a result, various discourses, from professional to amateur, surround the research. The present study looks at a range of Japanese...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2018) 12 (2): 123–142.
Published: 01 June 2018
... occurred not as quickly as one might expect. The situation remained confusing and controversial for more than half a year until RIKEN finally announced its conclusion in December 2014. In Laboratory Life (1986 [1979]), Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar argue that credibility of scientific claims forms...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2008) 2 (4): 507–524.
Published: 01 December 2008
... looks like and how knowledge is generated within complementary and alternative therapies. On medical grounds, it is commonly perceived that the great progress made in biomedicine only applies to certain fields: The number of deaths resulting from common infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 379–399.
Published: 01 September 2012
... local biology, which we term “Japanese bioidentity,” 4 is based on a belief that the Japanese are biologically unique “in the very substance of their brains and bodies” ( Kirmayer 2002 : 301) from other peoples. And while this idea has been critically examined by scholars from diverse fields as...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., one of the first I saw was a production by the Necessary Stage called Frozen Angels about stem cell research. Preparation had included discussion of ethical issues, such as the controversy over harvesting stem cells from human embryos, with Alastair Campbell, the Centennial Professor of Ethics at...