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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 9–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
... qualitative evaluation medical semiotics clinical ethnography Picture a Chinese medical clinic. Each patient in turn sits down at a corner of the doctor's desk, hands over his case record booklet and registration number for the day, and offers his hand, inner side of wrist up, on the small pillow...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2018
... aim to establish the role these themes play or might play as categories. The social construction of technology, feminism and semiotic approaches to technology and cultural and media studies, and the social history and anthropology of science and technology have often placed human-technology...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 401–430.
Published: 01 September 2008
... (and, ultimately, sexual differences). These two terms' lexicality and indexicality thus mutually reinforced one another in the production of their semiotic possibilities and epistemo- logicality . I then show that while they adopted ci and xiong as the bioscientific synonyms of the more culturally...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2010) 4 (3): 367–382.
Published: 01 September 2010
... takes a close look at the micropolitics of the Korean medical encounter and traces the ways in which both parties sought to acquire epistemic authority by articulating cultural boundaries alongside their knowledge and practice. Treating the herbal medicine cabinet as a material and semiotic link between...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Sonya E. Pritzker Various attempts at language standardization have been central in efforts to integrate Chinese medicine into a global, mainstream medical framework. At the same time, language has also proven critical in efforts to integrate Chinese medicine into personal frameworks of meaning as...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 257–269.
Published: 01 June 2017
...). The latter experiment is bolder both because it uses a Chinese term to think about a Western case and because it potentially leads to a style of analysis quite unlike that of contemporary Western STS. Dr. Hsu is a popular and a doubly licensed Chinese medical doctor. He publishes English...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 April 2014) 8 (3): 323–345.
Published: 01 April 2014
... rounder shapes, unlike the majority of medical devices. There normally is a curtain hanging over the table, which reaches just to the stomach of the patient when she is positioned on the table (see Fig. 1 ). The use of a curtain is an established custom and is believed to reduce patients' embarrassment...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 285–292.
Published: 01 June 2017
... certain types of text help us to understand the history of knowledge formation in that period and how science and technology interacted with social and political concerns. Historians of Chinese traditional medicine rely primarily on medical texts, since practices were traditionally restricted and arcane...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 453–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... Assemblage is a theoretical sibling of other approaches, but with a unique orientation. For example, it may look like structure, but it is, as a matter of theory, against structure ( Marcus and Saka 2006 ). Like Latour's actor network theory, it draws from linguistics and semiotics, but the foci of the two...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 February 2015) 9 (2): 117–126.
Published: 01 February 2015
... medical contents; and the possibly variable realities enacted together with those institutions and representations; these include the implied metaphysics, ontologies, or fragmented forms of possible other worlds ( Law 2011 ). In the second part of this special double issue we develop this argument...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 185–204.
Published: 01 June 2013
... concept of multinaturalism builds on several assumptions. First, it points to the familiar Latourian claim (e.g., 2005) that the world is made from material-semiotic hybrids, consisting of humans as well as technologies and material natures. This is how we may think, for instance, of Japanese Antarctic...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 235–256.
Published: 01 September 2018
... history of science that link epistemology (the very act of creating knowledge), social sciences (describing the individuals, collectives, and institutions involved in creating knowledge), and semiotics (the effects of meaning constructed in the texts). I intend to show how a paradigmatic epistemological...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 459–478.
Published: 01 December 2018
... ). Expressing the possibility of a hundred-year life expectancy, the alpha human is a new kind of human that lives a longer, healthier life, better connected to medical resources and technical convenience. The information-based technoscientific network plays an important role for the figuration of the alpha...
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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 March 2011) 5 (1): 11–26.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., rather than as independently meaningful representation. Thus, Haraway ( 1991 ) and Barad ( 2007 ) talk about material-semiotic apparatuses or material-discursive practices and substitute the ineliminably physical optics of diffraction for the geometrical optics of reflection as a metaphor for scientific...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2011
...: the social construction of technology approach, the feminist approaches emphasizing diversity and power, semiotic approaches using the concepts of configuration and script (including the actor network theory), and the cultural media studies focusing on consumption and domestication. 3 The first...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2016) 10 (4): 445–467.
Published: 01 December 2016
... activists, medical scientists, female healthcare professionals acting as “birth control field instructors” ( jutai chōsetsu jicchi shidōin 受胎調節実地指導員), and, above all, men and women who actively sought contraception ( Ogino 2008a: 182–254 ; Tama 2006: 250–61 ). 7 The reach of the birth control promotion...