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Alltage, Modernitäten, Solidaritäten
Soziale Formen und kulturelle Aneignung der Biowissenschaften – Plädoyer für eine vergleichende Perspektive
The article analyzes knowledges and options, produced by the life sciences, and focuses on emergent social forms and divergent cultural modes in which they are integrated into everyday routines and vernacular thinking. ...
Wissensarbeit als Gegenstand der Europäischen Ethnologie
From a praxeological perspective, the article explores knowledge cultures typical for late modern societies. Drawing on fieldwork studying a genetic screening in Cyprus and hospital practices in Germany, the interplay of ...
Erweiterte Fallstudien zu Verwandtschaft und Reproduktionstechnologien
Potenziale einer Ethnografie von Normalisierungsprozessen
From the 1970s onwards, reproductive medicine made available interventions and treatments that were readily taken up by an increasing number of people “to make kin” in western and “non-western” societies alike. Instead of ...
Epigenetics: Localizing biology through co-laboration
This paper reports on a co-laborative laboratory ethnography in a molecular biology laboratory conducting research on environmental epigenetics. It focuses on a single study concerned with the material implications of ...
Epigenetics: Embedded bodies and the molecularisation of biography and milieu
The molecular biological field of epigenetics has recently attracted attention not only in biology, but also in the broader scientific community and the popular press. Commentators paint a very heterogeneous picture with ...
Producing Comparability Ethnographically
Reply to Robert Prus
This short contribution is a response to Robert Prus' commentary paper "Ethnographic Comparisons, Complexities and Conceptualities.'' We agree with many of the points raised and merely reiterate three aspects of our position ...
Natur | Kultur
Überlegungen zu einer relationalen Anthropologie
Taking its departure from recent calls to „unify“ the sciences of nature, society and culture, or at least „to bridge the gap“ between these fields of inquiry, the article critically reviews these propositions, mainly ...