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 end up 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 form of essentialism that flattens the variety and diversity of medical paintings. The publication refers to this tendency as culturalism. The participants 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 study, between different concerns, the potential for 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 historical past of quadratic equations in China; and the way learning the "glass ceiling" and employment discrimination turned authorised within the social sciences. Demonstrating the necessity to comprehend the paintings of tradition as a fluid and dynamic method that at once either shapes and is formed through clinical perform, Cultures with no Culturalism makes a big intervention in technological know-how studies.

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

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