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Constellations of Inequality: Space, Race, and Utopia in Brazil

Sean T. Mitchell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226499123
eISBN:
9780226499437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499437.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Through an analysis of Brazil’s changing politics of inequality, development, and race, Constellations of Inequality demonstrates the value of ethnography to illuminate the relationships between ... More


Undisturbed by Reality: Victor Frankenstein’s Technoscientific Dream of Reason

Alfred Nordmann

in Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is not a tale of modern science. Instead, the story of Victor Frankenstein and his creature shows that the premodern, alchemical dream of animating lifeless things returns ... More


The Geographic Production of Knowledge

Jess Bier

in Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036153
eISBN:
9780262339957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036153.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine provides an extended critique of the notion that technoscientific facts should function as impartial arbiters in international conflicts. Chapter 6, “The Geographic ... More


Interpreting an Explosion

Sean T. Mitchell

in Constellations of Inequality: Space, Race, and Utopia in Brazil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226499123
eISBN:
9780226499437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499437.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 3 explores the implications of narratives stemming from the explosion of Brazil’s VLS satellite launch rocket in Alcântara in 2003. The explosion killed twenty-one technicians on the ... More


Science and Action

Henning Schmidgen

in Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263691
eISBN:
9780823266555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Focusing on “Science in Action,” published in 1987, this chapter discusses the key concepts of Bruno Latour’s anthropology of science, e.g. “technoscience,” “inscription device,” “immutable mobiles,” ... More


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