|24 Oct 2008 - 25 Oct 2008||All day||CRASSH|
Robert Doubleday (University of Cambridge)
Anne Kelly (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Catherine Will (University of Sussex)
Emilia Sanabria (Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/CNRS, Paris)
This conference and the writing that will result from it aims to add ethnographic sensitivity to understandings of the relationships between technoscientific practices and democracy. It does so at a time when the management of these relationships is a preoccupation of both political authorities and scientific institutions.
Presenters will introduce pre-circulated papers that explore diverse contexts of science and its politics. They come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds but share a commitment to paying attention to local ways of thinking and doing science and democracy, beyond and between specific European and American locations. In doing so it will ground political concepts such as 'citizenship', 'democracy', 'representation', 'difference' and 'redistribution' in their multiple geographies and histories.
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