This is an excellent edited collection that points to new lines of inquiry in the areas explored. The editors must congratulate themselves in pulling together a fine body of work. JRAI To consider anew the relation of science and humanities beyond the simplistic finger-pointing of "social constructivism" or the reductivism of STS, as this book does, is an important direction for continuing Deleuze's project. SubStance This remarkable work...creates a compelling radicalism from which to broach issues and problems that turn out to belong to no one discipline. Marilyn Strathern, Cambridge University Science studies has long been in need of some Deleuzian lines of flight from its predictable territories - now the wait is over...If the next century will be known as Deleuzian, as Foucault famously predicted, then the next century's science studies will proliferate and unfold from the rich materials collected here. Mike Fortun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Science and technology studies, cultural anthropology and cultural studies deal with the complex relations between material, symbolic, technical and political practices.
In a Deleuzian approach these relations are seen as produced in heterogeneous assemblages, moving across distinctions such as the human and non-human or the material and ideal. This volume outlines a Deleuzian approach to analyzing science, culture and politics. Casper Bruun Jensen, PhD, is associate professor in the Technologies in Practice research group, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Kjetil Rodje is a PhD graduate from the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Casper Bruun Jensen has published in Social Studies of Science, Science, Technology and Human Values, Acta Sociologica and Human Studies and Configurations. He is currently editing a Danish introduction to science and technology studies. His research is an empirical exploration of development and globalization informed by science and technology studies, social anthropology and cultural studies. Kjetil Rodje is a PhD Student in the School of Communication in the Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: DELEUZIAN SCIENCES? Chapter 1. Experimenting with What is Philosopy? Isabelle Stengers Chapter 2. Facts, Ethics and Event Mariam Fraser Chapter 3. Irony and Humour, Toward a Deleuzian Science Studies Katie Vann Chapter 4. Between the Planes: Deleuze and Social Science Steven D. Brown PART II: SOCIOTECHNICAL BECOMINGS Chapter 5. A Plea for Pleats Geoffrey C. Bowker Chapter 6. Every Thing Thinks: Sub-representative Differences in Digital Video Codecs Adrian Mackenzie Chapter 7. Cybernetics as Nomad Science Andrew Pickering PART III: MINOR ASSEMBLAGES Chapter 8. Cinematics of Scientific Images: Ecological Movement-Images Erich W. Schienke Chapter 9. Social Movements and the Politics of the Virtual: Deleuzian Strategies Arturo Escobar and Michal Osterweil Chapter 10. Intensive Filiation and Demonic Alliance Eduardo Viveiros de Castro Notes on contributors Index
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