Dec 02, 2023  
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Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STS 345 - Asian Sociotechnical Imaginaries

1 unit(s)
(Same as SOCI 345 ) This seminar examines sociotechnical imaginaries in Asia, broadly construed. It investigates how science and technology have shaped—and been shaped by—particular configurations of state-society-market relations, governance strategies (and social push-back against those strategies), and sociopolitical identities at the national, group, and individual level. It examines how science and technology are co-produced with narratives not only of national and personal empowerment, but also entwined with narratives of failure and disillusionment. It also scrutinizes the role of technology—both existent and imagined—in connecting, or detaching, different Asian nations from global markets and international institutions. National contexts include China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam and Malaysia. Abigail Coplin.

One 3-hour period.

Not offered in 2021/22.

Course Format: CLS

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