The concept of ‘performativity’ has long been discussed within the social sciences and the humanities, notably in language philosophy, performance theory, gender studies and ethnography. One salient usage focuses on the value of the non-propositional logical mode of understanding gained through a bodily involvement in the ‘act of doing’. With growing interest in the interface between Science, Technology and Society, the role of the performative act within scientific practice and knowledge production is now receiving more attention.
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