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Technological Animism

The Uncanny Personhood of Humanoid Machines

Kathleen Richardson

—and focusing especially on the lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)—I found that fictional representations of animate beings were pivotal to the emergence of technological animism. In the US, fictional visions of robots as ‘uncanny’ agents of

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The Vanishing Power Plant

Infrastructure and Ignorance in Peri-urban Ulaanbaatar

Morten Axel Pedersen

ignorance in post-socialist urban lifeworlds, but also to make a specific contribution to ongoing studies and theorizations of infrastructure within anthropology and Science and Technology Studies. The story of Enhmaa Consider the case of Enhmaa, a middle

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Work after precarity

Anthropologies of labor and wageless life

Rebecca Prentice

is a place of “precarious workers,” where borders operate as technologies of governance to create a dynamic space of accumulation and exploitation. These borders are multiple, including the Thailand-Myanmar international border, the ring-fencing of

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Taras Fedirko and Marlene Schäfers

environmental hazard constitutes as much a form of politics as challenging the government. Other case studies include the use of electronic surveillance technologies to track animals destined for food production in the US, the way in which American climate

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Karen M. Sykes and Felix Stein

a communicative technology bears significant emancipatory, even egalitarian potential. Similarly, the role of ritual in market settings may be more complex than presented in this book. While Gudeman stresses repeatedly that ritual fulfils a

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Ekaterina Chekhorduna, Nina Filippova, and Diana Efimova

Translator : Jenanne K. Ferguson

and future generations through the modern forms and methods of raising children; it is based on the best traditions of popular pedagogy, the technologies used in modern education, moral and ethical ideals, and ways of understanding the world present in

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Crafting Future Selves

Time-Tricking and the Limits of Temporal Play in Children’s Online Film-Making

Espen Helgesen

account the interplay of multiple co-occurring chronotopes in order to make sense of the simultaneity of different temporalities in the present. New technologies contribute to the field of contention among various futures, and there is always a struggle

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Joseph Bristley and Elizabeth Turk

slowed down or even stopped. It then goes on to examine lobbying carried out in the public sphere that attempts to frame medicalized ageing as an issue of major political concern. Chapter Four explores how emerging technologies are taken up in national

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Karl Mertens

terrain and low density of resources make efficient mobility strategies of critical importance. Residents of this zone have developed a myriad of mobility patterns and technologies to enable more efficient foraging and logistical movement than is possible

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Building Capacity in Ethical Review

Compliance and Transformation in the Asia-Pacific Region

Rachel Douglas-Jones

s, the Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER) emerged through the support of the World Health Organisation’s Tropical Disease Research (WHO-TDR) arm and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH). Its