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Technology and Society: How Culture-Bound are Sociological Concepts?

Monday, July 14, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: Booth 68
RC35 Conceptual and Terminological Analysis (host committee)

Language: English

Session Organizers:
ElÝsio MACAMO, University of Basel, Switzerland and Dieter NEUBERT, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Chair:
Sachiko TAKITA-ISHII, Yokohama City University, Japan
Introducing Technologies in Africa. Between Appropriation and the Challenge of a Trojan Horse (Oral Presentation)
Dieter NEUBERT, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Magic in Social and Natural Worlds: Planting New and More Colorful Technologies in South Africa (Oral Presentation)
James MERRON, University of Basel, Switzerland

Actor-Network-Theory and Its Applicability in the "Global" South (Oral Presentation)
Rene UMLAUF, University of Bayreuth, Germany; Stefan HÍHNE, Technische Universitńt Berlin, Germany

Science and Technology Studies, Africa and the Long Shadow of Unspoken Assumptions (Oral Presentation)
ElÝsio MACAMO, University of Basel, Switzerland