The Mangle in Practice: Science, Society, and Becoming

The Mangle in Practice: Science, Society, and Becoming

by Andrew Pickering
     
 

An examination, by a diverse field of experts, of Pickering's mangle theory and its applicability (or lack thereof) beyond the limited cases he presented in the seminal book that introduced this theory.

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An examination, by a diverse field of experts, of Pickering's mangle theory and its applicability (or lack thereof) beyond the limited cases he presented in the seminal book that introduced this theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822343738
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Series:
Science and Cultural Theory Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Pickering is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Exeter. He is the author of The Mangle of Practice: Time, Agency, and Science and Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle Physics and the editor of Science as Practice and Culture.

Keith Guzik is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Preface / Andrew Pickering vii

New Ontologies / Andrew Pickering 1

Part One: Studies

A Choreography of Fire: A Posthumanist Account of Australians and Eucalypts / Adrian Franklin 17

Crate and Mangle: Questions of Agency in Confinement Livestock Facilities / Dawn Coppin 46

Soul Collectors: A Meditation on Arresting Domestic Violence / Keith Guzik 67

Resisting and Accommodating Thomas Sargent: Putting Rational Expectations Economics through the Mangle of Practice / Esther-Mirjam Sent 92

The Mangle of Practice and the Practice of Chinese Medicine: A Case Study from Nineteenth-Century China / Volker Scheid 110

Marup Church and the Politics of Hybridization: On Choice and Becoming / Casper Bruun Jensen and Randi Markussen 129

Part Two: Reflexivity

Going with the Flow: Living the Mangle through Environmental Management Practice / Lisa Asplen 163

A Manglish Way of Working: Agile Software Development / Brian Marick 185

The Docile Body of the Scientist / Yiannis Koutalos 202

Part Three: Theory

The Mangle of Practice or the Empire of Signs: Toward a Dialogue between Science Studies and Soviet Semiotics / Maxim Waldstein 221

Ontological Dance: A Dialogue between Heidegger and Pickering / Carol J. Steiner 243

References 267

About the Contributors 293

Index 297

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