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Enacting molecular complexity : data and health in the metabonomics laboratory

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In this dissertation, I examine how biological data practices enable researchers to interact with and enact biological life in statistical ways, and how this poses challenges to the use and integration of biological knowledge with clinical practices. Instead of considering data as a pre-existing cognitive representation of the world, I combine scholarship on the anthropology of science with scholarship from science and technology studies to consider data as a form of material practice<...>

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
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Nadine S Levin
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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