The Techno-Centred Imagination

@inproceedings{MacFarlane2020TheTI,
  title={The Techno-Centred Imagination},
  author={James Michael MacFarlane},
  year={2020}
}
Ultimately, the thesis closes with the claim that while THEA is performed in a range of settings, across such varied locations, sympathetic actors are unified by the highly pragmatic psychological-emotional impulse to assign primacy to science and technology as the means to purposefully reform biological, social and environmental conditions of human life. In sum, the chapter argues the TCI is a purposive neo-dualism which intentionally blurs ‘real’ and ‘imagined’ futures to satiate the… 

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 22 REFERENCES
Ethnography in/of the World System: The Emergence of Multi-Sited Ethnography
This review surveys an emergent methodological trend in anthropological research that concerns the adaptation of long-standing modes of ethnographic practices to more complex objects of study.
Multi-sited Ethnography as a Middle Range Methodology for Contemporary STS
The paper draws its inspiration from the provocation which Merton offered sociology both to engage with empirical data and to perform analyses adequate to guide intervention beyond the particular
Scientism: Philosophy and the Infatuation with Science
Scientism is the belief that science, especially natural science, is the most valuable part of our culture. Although not confined to philosophers, it is from Bacon and Descartes up to the naturalized
The Politics of Life Itself
This article explores contemporary biopolitics in the light of Michel Foucault's oft quoted suggestion that contemporary politics calls `life itself' into question. It suggests that recent
Knowledge and social imagery
The first edition of this book profoundly challenged and divided students of philosophy, sociology, and the history of science when it was published in 1976. In this second edition, Bloor responds in
Thinking through technology : the path between engineering and philosophy
What does it mean to think about technology philosophically? Why try? These are the issues that Carl Mitcham addresses in this work, a comprehensive, critical introduction to the philosophy of
Public engagement and nanotechnology in the UK: restoring trust or building robustness?
Concerns about the social sustainability of emerging technologies are identified as a motivation behind recent interest in public engagement as a mode of formal technology assessment, nanoscale
Ethnography through Thick and Thin
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Anthropology on the Move3Pt. 1An Evolving Proposal for Multi-Sited Research311Imagining the Whole: Ethnography's Contemporary Efforts to Situate Itself
Using thematic analysis in psychology
Thematic analysis is a poorly demarcated, rarely acknowledged, yet widely used qualitative analytic method within psychology. In this paper, we argue that it offers an accessible and theoretically
Ethnography and the Development of Science and Technology Studies
This essay was published in the Sage Handbook of Ethnography, edited by Paul Atkinson, Amanda Coffey, Sara Delamont, John Lofland, and Lyn Lofland. Thousand Oaks, Ca.: SAGE Publications, 2001. Pp.
...
1
2
3
...