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Complexities : social studies of knowledge practices

Complexities : social studies of knowledge practices

Author: John Law; Annemarie Mol
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University, 2002.
Series: Science and cultural theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Law; Annemarie Mol
ISBN: 0822328313 9780822328315 0822328461 9780822328469
OCLC Number: 760601840
Description: 295 p. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Complexities: An Introduction / Annemarie Mol and John Law Romantic and Baroque Conceptions of Complex Wholes in the Sciences / Chunglin Kwa Which Road to Follow? The Moral Complexity of an "Equipped" Humanity / Laurent Thevenot On Space and Depth / Marilyn Strathern On Hidden Heterogeneities: Complexity, Formalism, and Aircraft Design / John Law In the Middle of the Network / Andrew Barry When Elephants Stand for Competing Philosophies of Nature: Amboseli National Park, Kenya / Charis Thompson Writing and (Re)writing Devices as Tools for Managing Complexity / Michel Callon Cutting Surgeons, Walking Patients: Some Complexities Involved in Comparing / Annemarie Mol The Disposal of Fear: Childhood, Trauma, and Complexity / Nick Lee and Steven D. Brown Contributors Index
Series Title: Science and cultural theory.
Responsibility: John Law and Annemarie Mol, editors.


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"Extremely timely, important, and well-defined, this book is precisely on target in focusing on heterogeneous studies that treat knowledge as local. The types of science and technology discussed are Read more...

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