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An anthropology of engineering

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This dissertation considers the place in anthropology of ‘production’ generally, and ‘engineering’ specifically, by asking the simple question: How do people make things?

Scholars of material culture have until recently focused on issues of consumption, especially the consumption of commodities (Miller), and considered production only in the abstract. Other theoretical approaches are therefore drawn upon to act as a framework for the thesis, including network theory (Law and Latour),...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Ewart, I
Grant:
PTA-031-2006-00117
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2013-04-25

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