Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-13535
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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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|
|Deposited On:||20 Feb 2009 16:21|
|Last Modified:||10 Dec 2012 14:42|
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