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Title: Matters of care in technoscience: Assembling neglected things
Authors: Puig de la Bellacasa, Maria
First Published: 7-Dec-2010
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Social Studies of Science, 2011, 41(1), pp. 85-106.
Abstract: This paper aims to encourage an ethos of care in the study of science and technology. It starts with a reading of Bruno Latour’s notion of ‘matters of concern’ as favouring an awareness of the ethico-political effects of constructivist accounts in STS. Introducing attention to concern brings us closer to a notion of care. However, there is a ‘critical’ edge to care that Latour’s politics of things tends to disregard. Drawing upon feminist knowledge politics, I propose to treat matters of fact and sociotechnical assemblages as ‘matters of care’ and argue that engaging with care requires a speculative commitment to neglected things.
ISSN: 0306-3127 (Print)
1460-3659 (Online)
Type: Article
Description: The full text of the paper is not available on the LRA (embargoed until December 2011). The published version is available on the publisher's website at:; DOI:10.1177/0306312710380301
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