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Plastic Packaging, Food Supply, and Everyday Life

Adopting a Social Practice Perspective in Social-Ecological Research

Lukas Sattlegger, Immanuel Stieß, Luca Raschewski, and Katharina Reindl

professionals in the food system. Hence, these problems cannot be solved solely technically by improved waste management or recycling technologies, as potential transformations must be linked to wider practices of food supply. From such a perspective, the use of

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Democratizing the Digital Collection

New Players and New Pedagogies in Three-Dimensional Cultural Heritage

Jane-Heloise Nancarrow

“Digital heritage carries the potential to unmoor images from their material forms and surroundings and thereby offer novel forms of revitalization, reintegration, and possession.” ( Phillips 2011 ) Like many technologies of the “new museum,” three

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Patrick O'Hare and Anna Szolucha

imperceptibility – the structural arrangements that make the problems of gas-patch communities invisible to policy-makers, regulators and some scientists. It is the present forms of information sharing and technical infrastructure of science and technology, Wylie

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Edited by Maryon McDonald

technologies of imagination, the ethics and the inequalities of what is generally seen as secular and ‘capitalist’ modern time.

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Environmental Expertise as Group Belonging

Environmental Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies

Rolf Lidskog and Göran Sundqvist

different sectors use environmental expertise to develop cleaner technologies, as well as to improve their public image and strengthen their brands. Thus, hardly any claims about environmental action—whether they come from governments, environmental

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Dearly Departed

Communicating with the Dead in the Digital Age

Jennifer Huberman

ways people ‘repurpose’ information and communication technologies for spiritual ends ( Bell 2006: 154 ). And in recent years, anthropologists have generated some very rich accounts of how religious beliefs shape people’s appropriations of technology

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Optics of regulation and control

Ieva Jusionyte and Daniel M. Goldstein

, though we can’t be sure ( Frois 2013 )—to sophisticated surveillance technologies, while gates to these “cities of walls” ( Caldeira 2000 ) are manned by private security guards, shotguns in hand. Rarely if ever used, these intimidating weapons are

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Infrastructures of Certainty and Doubt

Matthew Carey and Morten Axel Pedersen

absconditus lābilisque – the labile and hidden God of infrastructure Over recent years, a rapidly growing number of studies have been published in the burgeoning theoretical and empirical interface between anthropology and science and technology studies (see

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Jackie Feldman

images of Lourdes, we see how technologies of visual recording and reproduction are employed by shrine authorities in order to propagate certain kinds of knowledge, while new and more accessible technologies also result in changes in the ritual

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Maryon McDonald

Matthew Carey and Morten Axel Pedersen. Their topic is ‘Infrastructures of Certainty and Doubt’. This is a collection that makes use of ontological turns in anthropology but takes us beyond the language of ‘technology’. ‘Infrastructure’ is explicitly used