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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Book Review: When Species Meet

When Species Meet by Donna J. Haraway (2008). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 423 pp. Posthumanities Series, Volume 3, ISBN-13: 978-0-8166-5046-0 Reviewed by Emily Snyder, University of Alberta Creative Commons Photo by Annie in Beziers Puffing its feathers and twisting around, it dances on the railing of my high-rise balcony. My cat chats at it and […]

The world circumcised

Global Map of Male Circumcision Prevalence at Country Level via

Book Reviews: Reassembling the Social

Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory, by Bruno Latour (2005). UK: Oxford University Press. x + 301 pp.  ISBN 0-19-925604-7. Review 1 by Patrick McLane, University of Alberta In Reassembling the Social Bruno Latour reevaluates the ambiguous term ‘the social.’ He claims that the dominant trend within sociology has been to conceive of the […]

Management and Anticipation Lesson 2: Trials of Strength

“It’s inevitable that one or other of the mutations will [pass easily between humans] and H5 looks the favourite candidate. Some are saying H5 has been around for 10 years and never will but I don’t believe that.” (Professor John Oxford, cited in BBC news Magazine’s “Is Bird Flu Still a Threat?“) As with anticipation, […]

Management and Anticipation Lesson 1: The Virtual

Virtu: taste for works of art. Virtue: power, influence, efficacy, conformity to moral principles … high merit of accomplishment, valour (from vir, man) Virtual: what is in essence or effect(The Oxford Concise Dictionary of English Etymology. Oxford: Clarendon Press.) It is not a difficult to see a link between virtual and virtuosity, especially when considering […]