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Situating our knowledge practices: a review of AusSTS2021

In June 2021, more than 180 early-career Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholars and participants congregated at this year’s Australasian STS Graduate Network Conference (henceforth AusSTS2021) to reflect on the theme of “situated practice.” The third event since the network was founded in 2017, this year’s multi-sited gathering comprised local nodes in the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and Darwin, …

Lectures

The Bubble: A New Medical and Public Health Vocabulary For COVID-19 Times

This article is part of the series:

Bubble, bubble, Mum, Mum, give bubble!

The task of keeping a two-year-old busy at home during a national ‘Level 4’ lockdown to prevent the spread of global virus, involves a lot of play with bubbles. We have a bubble machine that runs soap water and our kid can run through it for 15 minutes, enough time for me to reply …

Books

Susanna Trnka’s One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health

One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health

By Susanna Trnka

Stanford University Press, 2017, 262 pages.

 

Bringing children to the field can change an anthropologist’s relationship to fieldwork immensely. For University of Auckland anthropologist, Susanna Trnka, bringing her children to the Czech Republic quickly became a confronting medical experience when her nine-year-old daughter suffered her …