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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2016) 10 (3): 247-267.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sofie á Rogvi; Annegrete Juul; Henriette Langstrup The rhetoric of need is commonplace in discourses of technology and innovation, as well as in global health. Users are said to have a need for innovative technology, and citizens in resource-poor regions to have a need for improved health care. In...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2013) 7 (3): 397-423.
Published: 01 September 2013
... process of herb collection as it occurs at different levels in clinics in Tibet. This article begins with a systematic review of the general principles of medicinal plant collection methods as set out in the ancient traditional medical system. Because the demand for plants is generated by the need to make...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2018) 12 (1): 57-79.
Published: 01 March 2018
... ontological stance of the actors—are situated and can shift. Our argument regarding STS is twofold. First, while Lin and Law argue that STS needs to develop an appropriate mode of betrayal when translating across ontological differences from a source language to a destination language (Western analytics), we...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2014) 8 (1): 107-139.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., I insist that the medical humanities need to become actively involved in the construction of emergent articulations such as the ones I am exploring. Merely writing a history of the present will not be productive unless its critique can somehow be articulated into the very processes of emergence that...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2013) 7 (2): 243-259.
Published: 01 June 2013
... had surrounded the redefinition of death in Japan since the 1960s. It is fair to say that the discourse about the shortage of organs occupies an increasingly important place in recent debates and serves as a mode of justifying brain death and organ transplantation. There is therefore an urgent need to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2014) 8 (1): 81-106.
Published: 01 March 2014
... case study of the implementation of safe delivery through the insistence on in-facility birthing with “skilled birth attendants” and the cessation of training for traditional birth attendants provides an illustrative example of the need for more nuanced and complex understandings of safety and risk...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2014) 8 (4): 391-415.
Published: 01 August 2014
... elements of biomedical experimentation in the laboratory and the clinic to provide evidence of medical value, and (3) link Ayurvedic and biomedical categories to address the health needs of cosmopolitan consumers. Intellectual property rights play a peculiar role in the reformulation strategy since...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2014) 8 (3): 323-345.
Published: 01 April 2014
... the patient perfectly for the GE, so “all patients need to do is sit.” However, such high-tech machines are not commonly used in the West. To determine what sociocultural contexts legitimize and encourage such development, we conducted semistructured interviews with manufacturers of naishin-dai and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2013) 7 (4): 601-623.
Published: 01 December 2013
... narratives at different scales intersect, overlap, and reinforce each other. To make sense of the complex forces that brought about the nuclear meltdowns and myriad impacts they will have, we need more stories, not a single narrative. 21 9 2012 02 7 2013 © National Science Council, Taiwan...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (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 (2008) 2 (1): 47-71.
Published: 01 March 2008
... had produced sufficient resources to meet domestic need, the rivalry had driven many medical elites to colonies, with a ripple effect that produced a web of colonial medicine largely outside Todai's influence. In contrast to popular interpretations, this article proposes another possibility for...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2008) 2 (4): 525-543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... illustrates the complex outcomes of globalisation processes, resulting in the establishment of different hybrids. There is evidence of the transmission of simplified systems promoted by the Chinese government; of innovative adaptations, developed to suit Western needs; and practices that appear to have...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2010) 4 (1): 31-51.
Published: 01 March 2010
... bioethical research regulation. This article also indicates the need to understand this extended form of boundary making in terms of global science collaboration and competition. It shows how the self-awareness of scientists as global actors in stem cell science has led to a moral economy of science and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2010) 4 (3): 383-418.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Lena Ewertsson This paper uses the history of television to show that there is a need for greater attention to the roles of carefully staged demonstrations in the (re)creation of technical standards if we are to understand more fully innovations and the (re) creation of markets as collective...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2010) 4 (4): 503-519.
Published: 01 December 2010
... “Citizen Science” was an important milestone in our understanding of “science and society” relations, which focused attention on the needs and concerns of citizens and looked to a new form of science “enacted by citizens themselves” ( Irwin 1995 : ix). In this paper, I consider the other side of the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2009) 3 (2-3): 257-285.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... Examining an important therapeutic innovation at the level of day-to-day practise, this paper intends to participate to a much-needed historicisation of the pharmaceuticalisation of the developing world and of Southeast Asia, a historicisation that will insist on the colonial dimensions of the practise of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2010) 4 (4): 541-563.
Published: 01 December 2010
...-consult participatory engagement approach, are inadequate. A more promising approach is the collaborative approach, which can also facilitate social mapping of local community qualifications and boundaries about wind farm location alongside technical mapping of wind resources. This is needed to identify...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2011) 5 (2): 217-237.
Published: 01 June 2011
... 1980s. The system has been depicted as a set of methods determined by the needs of rice itself. However, a close analysis of its origins indicates that the creation of the system involved elements of invention as well as discovery. In a process where conceptual understanding evolved over a period of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2018) 12 (3): 277-308.
Published: 01 September 2018
... how its public authority is established through collective witness. Renewable energy is continually represented as an “immature” and “unviable” technology when it comes to satisfying the nation’s need, through particular routinized practices in the calculation of “reserve margins” in electricity...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (2017) 11 (2): 135-159.
Published: 01 June 2017
... existing and real Tibetan cultural hegemony in exile. Thus, while common rhetoric assumes a triumph of modern science and a gradual loss of traditional knowledge, the case of Tibetan medicine shows that we need to take the latter seriously as an important apparatus of power even today. While creating or...