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Complexities : social studies of knowledge practices

Author: John Law; Annemarie Mol
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©2002.
Series: Science and cultural theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Asks what is meant by complexity and how it might be handled within knowledge practices without generating a chaos of further complexities.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Complexities.
Durham : Duke University Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001007279
(OCoLC)48493979
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Law; Annemarie Mol
ISBN: 9780822383550 0822383551
OCLC Number: 605918707
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (295 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Romantic and baroque conceptions of complex wholes in the sciences / Chunglin Kwa --
Which road to follow? / Laurent Thévenot --
On space and depth / Marilyn Strathern --
On hidden heterogeneities / John Law --
In the middle of the network / Andrew Barry --
When elephants stand for competing philosophies of nature / Charis Thompson --
Writing and (re)writing devices as tools for managing complexity / Michel Callon --
Cutting surgeons, walking patients / Annemarie Mol --
Disposal of fear / Nick Lee and Steven D. Brown.
Series Title: Science and cultural theory.
Responsibility: John Law and Annemarie Mol, editors.

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