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Flitsch, Mareile (2008). Knowledge, embodiment, skill and risk: anthropological perspectives on women’s everyday technologies in rural northern China. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 2(2):265-288.

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Abstract

Knowledge organisation, embodiment of knowledge and knowledge representation are important issues for an anthropology of technology, which seeks to explore the ways in which people find and shape everyday solutions to social and technical challenges. This article discusses the impact of skill and of risk prevention on women’s decision-making, as well as on the domestication and appropriation of new technologies. Particular attention is paid to non-synchronicity as a retarding factor and to the obsolescence of skills as a critical moment in the transformation of socio-technical systems in twentieth century rural northern China as elsewhere.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Ethnographic Museum
DDC:390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
Language:English
Date:June 2008
Deposited On:20 Feb 2009 16:21
Last Modified:10 Dec 2012 14:42
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1875-2152
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s12280-008-9049-2
Related URLs:http://opac.nebis.ch/F/?local_base=NEBIS&con_lng=GER&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&request=005638717 (Author)
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