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Disasters highlight the way societies allocate resources for expected troubles, a more variable process than it might appear. Similar processes occur in the formation of collections, both personal ones such as books and shoes and the more general ones that characterize societies (including the...
Through examination of four examples from contemporary metabolic sciences, this article characterizes the rise of a postindustrial metabolism. Concerned with regulation, timing, and information, this emergent metabolism is analyzed as a shift away from the factory or motor model of classic...
This essay considers practices of observation and description in postwar microsociology as a model for contemporary practices of reading. Returning to the work of Gilbert Ryle and Clifford Geertz, Heather Love contends that the dominance of thick description in both the humanities and social...
This commentary addresses “translation” in two further domains beyond the topics explored in the introduction and the three essays of this dossier: the material logic of physiology in traditional Chinese medicine and the operation of finance in several stages and versions of capitalism. It...
Artist Greg Stimac shares fragments out of his formative years in rural/suburban northeastern Ohio, illustrating the impact of local and national histories on his work and life.
This essay examines the notion of “translational research,” which has become a dominant form of the institutionalization and practice of contemporary biomedicine, as an entry point into theorizing questions of knowledge, value, and their articulations. We are interested in locating translational...
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