Cultures without Culturalism: The Making of Scientific by Karine Chemla,Evelyn Fox Keller

By Karine Chemla,Evelyn Fox Keller

Cultural money owed of clinical rules and practices have more and more turn out to be welcomed as a corrective to previous—and nonetheless greatly held—theories of medical wisdom and practices as common. The editors warning, in spite of the fact that, opposed to the temptation to overgeneralize the paintings of tradition, and to lapse right into a type of essentialism that flattens the diversity and diversity of medical paintings. The e-book refers to this tendency as culturalism. The individuals to the quantity version a brand new direction the place historicized and cultural debts of medical perform maintain their specificity and complexity with no falling into the traps of culturalism. They learn, between different concerns, the opportunity of utilizing notions of tradition to review habit in monetary markets; the ideology, association, and perform of earthquake tracking and prediction in the course of China's Cultural Revolution; the heritage of quadratic equations in China; and the way learning the "glass ceiling" and employment discrimination grew to become authorised within the social sciences. Demonstrating the necessity to comprehend the paintings of tradition as a fluid and dynamic strategy that at once either shapes and is formed by way of clinical perform, Cultures with out Culturalism makes a major intervention in technological know-how studies.

individuals. Bruno Belhoste, Karine Chemla, Caroline Ehrhardt, Fa-ti Fan,Kenji Ito, Evelyn Fox Keller, Guillaume Lachenal, Donald MacKenzie, Mary S. Morgan, Nancy J. Nersessian, David Rabouin, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Claude Rosental, Koen Vermeir

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