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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 205–220.
Published: 01 June 2013
... exploring the multiplicity of technological practices that overcomes the limits of existing approaches in STS, such as the social construction of technology and actor-network theory. 29 12 2011 12 9 2012 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2013 comparison robot Japan actor-network...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 381–396.
Published: 01 December 2015
...-construction technology, grafting of plants, and environmentally friendly trail-construction technology—presented a framework that was different from the binary classification of “leader versus latecomer”; this framework fitted Bruno Latour's concept of a middle position for social studies, in which most...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 165–169.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Yu-ling Huang Lam Tong , A Passion for Facts: Social Surveys and the Construction of the Chinese Nation-State, 1900–1949 Berkeley : University of California Press , 2011 xiii +280 pp. US $60 cloth. 22 5 2012 22 5 2012 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2013...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2015) 9 (3): 319–321.
Published: 01 September 2015
... shows technology not simply as material practices for managing nature but as forms and expressions of subjectivity and social relations in everyday life: simply put, as part of culture itself. The new book is not only a condensed version of this earlier work; it reaches a new level of synthesis by...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 533–555.
Published: 01 December 2013
... resources, there has been an absence of discussion of electronic scholarly communication methods in developing countries from the perspective of social shaping of technology where the interaction process across actors and with technology is highlighted. In this article we investigate the constructed nature...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 February 2015) 9 (2): 187–211.
Published: 01 February 2015
... examines two instances of the interdisciplinary collaboration between robotics and theater in Japan and Taiwan. In particular, it analyzes how the perceived agency of robot actors is constructed onstage in these two cases. On the technological level, anthropomorphic, humanoid robots are used to construct...
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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 2012) 6 (3): 321–334.
Published: 01 September 2012
... social implications of neuroscience. A search on Amazon's website reveals a dozen books containing the word neuroethics in their titles, not to mention the many scholarly books and papers that discuss the subject without using the term. At least two journals are dedicated to the topic: Neuroethics...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2008) 2 (2): 151–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
... technologies of virtual communication which currently feature so prominently in social theory and STS are certainly one key element in the construction of intimacy in our own society. But we build human closeness from many materials and in many styles. Throughout our history, and still today, communications...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2018) 12 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 March 2018
... sources—encompassing archival materials (including vintage photographs), novels, newspapers/magazines, and his own photography. Armed with these, he engages with a wide range of scholarly writing, from social construction of technology to the imagination of self, other, and nationhood; adds his own...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 151–153.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Enlightenment and the scientific revolution, noting the deliberate exclusion of female scientists from such histories. Two case studies show how specific forms of knowledge construction follow from systems of imperialism and colonialism: advances in transportation technology and the establishment of a global...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2012) 6 (2): 233–241.
Published: 01 June 2012
... technologies or for their role in stabilizing and maintaining social systems. However rich in symbolic meaning technologies like building houses or weaving baskets or darning socks might have been, however indispensable they were to the pattern of the social fabric, to religious fulfillment, or to political...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 285–292.
Published: 01 June 2017
... important genres of material that scholars depend on to build their knowledge of science and technology in premodern China. Jianmin Li and Karine Chemla focus on the epistemological construction of ancient science through canonical texts, while Daiwie Fu, Chuan-Hui Mau, and Wann-Sheng Horng explore how...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 479–504.
Published: 01 December 2011
... farming as a technological system and provides detailed microhistorical data on the various kinds of social and material transformations operated on this “traditional” system by the communist Green Revolution. Particular attention is given to technological materialities, including the physical actions of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 135–172.
Published: 01 June 2011
... characteristics are identical to those of other modern rural development programs, such as those carried out in South Korea and Japan ( Burmeister 2000 ). The Green Revolution went from a technological development to a robust social-cultural institution. According to the famous speech given by William Gaud...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 January 2015) 9 (2): 225–227.
Published: 01 January 2015
... academic separation of civilization from the natural world, both in Japan and elsewhere. Favoring the obverse, an understanding of the rapid convergence of human society and nature, Miller's book challenges those who study science and technology from a social angle to confront what we, as humans, have been...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 313–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... regulations have been incorporated into a new, comprehensive framework for tort litigation covering everything from medical accidents to contaminated milk and construction faults ( Wang 2010 ). What we see emerging here is something like a tacit new social contract, whereby the promise of stronger civil...
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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 February 2015) 9 (2): 167–186.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... This study involved analyzing approaches to developing a bioeconomy in Korea and Taiwan by using a symmetrical approach that explained both the success and failure of technology in a society. We used networks as constructive elements of the bioeconomy to argue that two heterogeneous networks...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2015) 9 (4): 359–379.
Published: 01 December 2015
... research programs. Legislative artifacts, such as regulatory laws, can also be part of technological systems. Because they are socially constructed and adapted in order to function in systems, natural resources, such as coal mines, also qualify as system artifacts. It is not coincidental that Hughes made...