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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 87–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... helping the afflicted, pp. 111, 113, 130, 156; the juxtaposition of gnarled people “from the stone age or primitive past” with handsome children and adults, pp. 27, 73, 100) and of the well-groomed boys who accompanied Carleton Gajdusek to collect his Nobel Prize and at home in Maryland (pp. 188, 227...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2011
... around the controversial and colorful figure of Carl Gajdusek, described as not only a voracious researcher but also a “gatherer” of people. The book's central argument is to turn the tables on the story of kuru—scientists like Gajdusek, not the Fore, are the cannibals who harvest and appropriate the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 397–400.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Gajdusek became entangled—a confusion allowing no simple assertion of dominance and control” (112–113). The characters in this story are ethnographic in their sensibilities—understanding the need for rapport and good social relations to collect their data—as much as they are bio-pirates who carry away body...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Warwick Anderson © National Science Council, Taiwan 2011 2011 The third time I visited D. Carleton Gajdusek, an ambulance was blocking the street outside his apartment building in Amsterdam. It had been there some time, and the drivers of the cars behind it lounged about outside. Some shook...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 81–86.
Published: 01 March 2011
... this history, Anderson pieces together the exchange-driven social relationships that have defined (and been redefined by) kuru research. Central to the narrative is the larger-than-life and rather complicated figure of Carleton Gajdusek, the American who was arguably collected more powerfully by the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2018