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Alter-ontologies: Towards a constituent politics in technoscience

By Dimitris Papadopoulos

Abstract

This paper identifies four recent conceptualizations of politics in relation to technoscience that focus on expertise, institutional participation, the inclusion of non-human others and the importance of marginalized experiences. The paper argues that each of these forms of politics is mainly concerned with renegotiating the already constituted terms of inclusion in a specific technoscientific field. In many cases such a strategy is necessary, but the paper aims to open up discussion of alternative forms of politics that act as constituent forces of radical social and material transformation in technoscience: alter-ontologies.Peer-reviewedPost-prin

Topics: alter-ontology, assembly, constituent politics, expertise, objectivity, participation, situated knowledges, technoscience
Publisher: Sage
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1177/0306312710385853
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/9237
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