Review of: The real war on obesity: contesting knowledge and meaning in a public health crisis, by John Boswell, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 224 pp., ISBN 978-1137582515
Critical Policy Studies
The body vulnerable and the body automaton
Peer-reviewed motivational statement. At Feminism, Activism, Writing! workshop. Org. Sine Nørholm Just, Sara Louise Muhr and Annette Risberg. Copenhagen Business School
Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna
Is there a Place in Space for Art?
Who should fix it? – The establishment of a responsibility for repair
The following thesis analyzes discoursive attribution of responsibility and accountability referring to notions of repair and sustainability within technologized societies. To this end, theoretical notions of subjectivation, individualization and privatization are deployed in combination with concepts of systems theory. This conceptual framework is then applied to qualitative data consisting of documents as well as semi-structured expert interviews. Results obtained in this research suggest that the attribution of responsibility for repair is to be considered inherently complex within its sociotechnical context. As such, multi-dimensional theory adoption and reflexive approaches are deemed necessary.