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Science : experimental sensibilities in practice.

Roberts, Celia and Mackenzie, Adrian (2006) Science : experimental sensibilities in practice. Theory, Culture and Society, 23 (2-3). pp. 157-162. ISSN 1460-3616

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Abstract

How could social scientists and cultural theorists take responsibility in engaging with science? How might they develop an experimental sensibility to the links between the production of knowledge and the production of existence or forms of life? Critically outlining key fields in the social and cultural studies of science, we interrogate a number of approaches to these questions. The first approach tries to make sense of how science operates in relation to economic, political and cultural forces. The second analyses science as a form of embodied work or practice. The third engages with science as collaborative-collective elaboration of events, ranging across cultural theory, contemporary art and participant ethnographies. This outline sketches a vector of responsibility across this diverse range of engagements, suggesting that contemporary movements between science and other knowledges constitute ethical and political imperatives.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Theory, Culture and Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: art • experiment • feminism • knowledge • practice • science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 24053
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2009 13:24
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 11:38
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/24053

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