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Contexts and Culling

Law, John and Moser, Ingunn (2012). Contexts and Culling. Science, Technology & Human Values, 37(4) pp. 332–354.

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This article asks how contexts are made in science as well as in social science, and how the making of contexts relates to political agency and intervention. To explore these issues, it traces contexting for foot-and-mouth disease and the strategies used to control the epidemic in the United Kingdom in 2001. It argues that to depict the world is to assemble contexts and to hold them together in a mode that may be descriptive, explanatory, or predictive. In developing this argument, it explores how contexts are assembled in a series of different descriptive and explanatory narratives in epidemiology, policy, critical social science, and (feminist) social studies of science.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
ISSN: 1552-8251
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Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 30652
Depositing User: John Law
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 11:35
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:09
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