Mètode Collects the Best of Last Year in «Allegory of Science»

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Mètode just published their English language Annual Review for 2013, named Allegory of Science. It includes part of the content published in issues 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the journal. The volume, on its 204 pages, collects four monographs translated into English: «The Strength of the World: Energy in the Post-Industrial Era», «The Enchanted Cove: Science and Culture Surrounding Mediterranean Coves», «The Festive Gene: The Scientific Underpinnings of Human Festivities» and «Women and Science: Keys to Equality». Throughout these four works, Mètode addresses scientific questions of different nature and analyses their implications in economy, culture, sociology or gender studies. This focus from multiple perspectives offers the reader a profound view of the discussed topics and gives him a chance to approach them with a wider knowledge.

 

«This focus from multiple perspectives offers the reader a profound view of the discussed topics and gives him a chance to approach them with a wider knowledge.»

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Allegory of Science collects four monographs translated into English: «The Strength of the World: Energy in the Post-Industrial Era», «The Enchanted Cove: Science and Culture Surrounding Mediterranean Coves», «The Festive Gene: The Scientific Underpinnings of Human Festivities» and «Women and Science: Keys to Equality».

  

Apart from the monograph articles, Allegory of Science offers some of the most relevant content published in the journal during the last months. The news section includes the article about the Higgs Boson and the interview with Peter Higgs published in issue 76, and also the interview to the French sociologist Michel Maffesoli and the piece on Darwin Caricatures written by Martí Domínguez, Mètode‘s director, and Anna Mateu, chief editor of the journal. English speakers will also be able to enjoy the usual contributors sections highlighted for the occasion: Sociofolcology, Microbe House, «Mètode» Spacecraft, The Science of Cooking and, of course, Wagensberg Method. Besides, the volume opens with a column by Pedro Carrasco, Vice-Rector of Research at the University of Valencia, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the journal.

Regarding the artistic component of this Annual Review, the artist Jorge Ballester (Valencia, 1941), co-founder of Equipo Realidad, has contributed to this Mètode issue. Ballester forged his artistic talent while residing in Mexico, where he came into contact with some highly interesting Republican intelectual exiles fleeing Franco’s dictatorship in Spain. This artist’s work has touched on different artistic trends but has always been characterised by a strong claim for heterodoxy and individual freedom. In recent years, Ballester has cut down on his participation in public activities as a «professional artist» to get away from market demands and unleash the more personal facets of his work. For this reason, and for the high quality of his work, Mètode places a very special value on his collaboration.

© Mètode 2013

 

 

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Regarding the artistic component of this Annual Review, the artist Jorge Ballester (Valencia, 1941).

© Mètode 2013