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Recent Content

Author: 
Miri Shefer-Mossensohn
Reviewer: 
Daniel A. Stolz

Stolz on Shefer-Mossensohn, 'Science among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge'


Miri Shefer-Mossensohn. Science among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015. 262 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4773-0359-7.

Reviewed by Daniel A. Stolz (Northwestern University)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

John Law's paper and the forum that builds on it- freely available now

John Law was awarded the 2015 Bernal Prize for his outstanding contribution to the field of STS. Upon receiving this award, Law delivered a speech premised on the structure of an article entitled “Provincializing STS: Postcoloniality, Symmetry, and Method,” co-authored by Law and the current EASTS editor Wen-yuan Lin. In his talk, Law, instead of recapitulating what he had done in the previous research, proposed his latest approach of using “non-Western” concepts as analytical tools on his experiment.

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