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A collection of STS news items, in the order submitted, including grants and awards, new books and other publications, and people news.

New Book from Sandra Harding - Objectivity and Diversity: Another Logic of Scientific Research

Objectivity and Diversity: Another Logic of Scientific Research, by Sandra Harding. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.)

Today the “view from nowhere” is widely recognized to be incompetent to detect in the results of research social values and interests that are shared across ...

Vote Now: E4U2 People’s Choice Award

Deadline: August 03 2015

The videos competing for the People’s Choice Award in the Engineering for You 2 (E4U2) Video Contest have been selected by the E4U2 judges committee. Watch and vote for your favorite by visiting the E4U2 site: www.nae.edu/e4u.

The videos can also be found on the NAE YouTube channel under the ...

New Book from Matt Drabek: Classify and Label: The Unintended Marginalization of Social Groups

Matt L. Drabek announces his new book: Classify and Label: The Unintended Marginalization of Social Groups. This is a philosophical treatment of classification in the social sciences and everyday life, focusing on moral, social, and political implications. The use of labels is essential to how ...

New Book from Alexander Stingl: The Digital Coloniality of Power

Stingl, Alexander I. 'The Digital Coloniality of Power: Epistemic Disobedience in the Social Sciences and the Legitimacy of the Digital Age.' Lantham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman&Littlefield), September 2015 (474 pages • 978-1-4985-0192-7 )

Trouble is afoot in Digital Culture and Nerdland. ...

New Multicriteria Mapping Tool

Sussex University has launched an online multicriteria mapping tool (MCM): http://www.multicriteriamapping.com/. MCM is an interactive hybrid qualitative/quantitative appraisal method for exploring contrasting knowledges on complex strategic and policy issues. It aims to help researchers, policy ...

New publication: Indicadores de Acceso Abierto y Comunicaciones Académicas en América Latina, Clacso

Alperin, Babini y Fiscman (2015) Indicadores de Acceso Abierto y Comunicaciones Académicas en América Latina, Clacso
To download: http://biblioteca.clacso.edu.ar/clacso/se/20141217052547/Indicadores_de_acceso_abierto.pdf

Nueva colección "Tecnología y Desarrollo".
More info: ...

New Book from Helga Nowotny: The Cunning of Uncertainty, Polity Press (October 2015)

In this new book, Helga Nowotny shows how research thrives on the cusp of uncertainty, eventually transforming it into - always provisional - certainties. It is a powerful incentive in the search for knowledge and an inherent component of scientific research. We have developed many ways of coping ...

New Book from Bruno Cardoso: Todos os Olhos: videovigilancia voyerismos e (re)producao imagética

Todos os Olhos: videovigilancia voyerismos e (re)producao imagética, by Bruno Vasconcelos Cardoso, edited for UFRJ, Brazil.

Sinopse:

Todos os olhos: videovigilâncias, voyeurismos e (re)produção imagética, livro de Bruno Vasconcelos Cardoso, acaba de ser lançado pela Editora UFRJ e aborda ...

New Book from Rachel Lee: The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America (NYU Press)

The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America
Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies
By Rachel C. Lee

The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America addresses this central question: if race has been settled as a legal or social construction and not as biological fact, why do Asian American artists, ...

New Book from Kathryn Henne: Testing for Athlete Citizenship: Regulating Doping and Sex in Sport

Testing for Athlete Citizenship: Regulating Doping and Sex in Sport http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/product/Testing-for-Athlete-Citizenship,5546.aspx
*If anyone is interested in ordering it from Rutgers UP, the discount code is 02AAAA11 (flyer attached).

Description:
Incidents of doping in ...

New Book: Malditos - histórias de homens e de lobos, Ricardo J. Rodrigues, Ed. FFMS

Nas serras mais escondidas de Portugal trava-se um combate de séculos entre lobos e pastores. Em "Malditos - histórias de homens e de lobos", Ricardo J. Rodrigues mergulha no Portugal profundo para recuperar as histórias desse combate. ...

New STS Blog from the University of Vienna - Reflections

From the STS department at the University of Vienna:

We are proud and happy to announce the launch of “Reflections” – the blog of the STS department at the University of Vienna at http://blog.sts.univie.ac.at . We hope you enjoy reading! ...

New Book by Colin Milburn: Mondo Nano (Duke University Press, 2015)

Duke University Press is pleased to announce the publication of Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the World of Digital Matter by Colin Milburn. Milburn examines how nanotechnology research has developed in relation to video games, allowing for the creation of new technologies that enable the ...

New volume: The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader

The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader
Edited by Sergio Sismondo and Jeremy A. Greene
Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.

The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader brings together provocative, multi-disciplinary articles to look at the interplay of medical science, clinical practice, consumerism, and the healthcare ...

New Volume: Science and Democracy: Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond

Hilgartner, S., Miller, C., and Hagendijk, R., eds., Science and Democracy: Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond. Routledge, 2015.

In the life sciences and beyond, new developments in science and technology and the creation of new social orders go hand in hand. In ...

New Book: Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals and Genetics

Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals and Genetics: Old Critiques and New Engagements
Edited by Susan E. Bell, Anne E. Figert
Routledge – 2015 – 274 pages

In this multidisciplinary collection of original essays, the authors consider how issues around medicalization have ...

New Book from Tania Pérez-Bustos (ed. by Editorial Javeria): Feminización y Pedagogías Feministas

Through a multi sited ethnography of science and technology popularization initiatives in India and Colombia, this book shows how science and technology popularization in the Global South is configured by two poles (not very much calibrated). On one side these initiatives are feminized, not just ...

New Book: The Provoked Economy: Economic Reality and the Performative Turn

The Provoked Economy: Economic Reality and the Performative Turn
by Fabian Muniesa
Routledge, 2014

Do things such as performance indicators, valuation formulas, consumer tests, stock prices or financial contracts represent an external reality? Or do they rather constitute, in a performative ...

Lakatos Award in Philosophy of Science, London School of Economics

The Lakatos Award is given annually for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, widely interpreted, in the form of a book published in English during the previous six years. The Award is in memory of Imre Lakatos and has been endowed by the Latsis Foundation. It is administered ...

4S Seeks Editors for 4th Handbook of Science and Technology Studies

The Society for Social Studies of Science Publications Committee invites proposals for the fourth edition of The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. The Handbook consists of state-of-the-art review articles, along with occasionally more specific articles, that cover the current range of ...

New Program in Science, Technology, and International Development at U of Edinburgh

The Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Subject Group at the University of Edinburgh is launching a new postgraduate programme in Science, Technology and International Development from September 2010. The MSc programme (coursework plus dissertation) can be completed full-time over one year ...

Arthur L. Norberg Travel Fund

Deadline: January 15 2010

The Arthur L. Norberg Travel Fund provides short-term grants-in-aid to help scholars with travel expenses to use archival collections at the Charles Babbage Institute. Each year we plan to award two $750 grants.

Applicants should send a 2-page CV as well as a 500-word project description that

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