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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: 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 ...

Vernon Press seeks book reviewers

Do you enjoy reading books in philosophy, social science, and humanities? Join our community of book reviewers!

Vernon Press - a small independent publisher committed to excellence in scholarship - is seeking experts to join its community of book reviewers.

To join you must be an expert in ...

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 ...

New Book––Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studies: Explorations in Science and Technology

Edited by Dominique Robert, University of Ottawa, Canada and Martin Dufresne, University of Ottawa, Canada

Developed by Bruno Latour and his collaborators, actor-network theory (ANT) offers crimes studies a worthy intellectual challenge. It requires us to take the performativity turn, consider ...

Contributions invited: “Whys To Look For Genes: Pros and Complications” Blog

From Peter Taylor:

4S members are invited to contribute an entry (or more) to the blog, "Whys To Look For Genes: Pros and Complications," with a view to turning the blog into a proposal for a semi-popular book that "treats the audience as capable of thinking about the complexities that surround ...

New Book: Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and Action for a Sustainable Future

Book release: Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and Action for a Sustainable Future (Routledge, The Earthscan Science in Society Series)

The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation ...

New Book: Nature-Nurture? No: Moving the Sciences of Variation and Heredity Beyond the Gaps

Nature-Nurture? No: Moving the Sciences of Variation and Heredity Beyond the Gaps, by Peter J. Taylor, 2014,
204pp., ISBN 978-0-9849216-4-5 (pbk) 978-0-9849216-5-2 (cloth)
(Available from online retailers in North America, Europe, and Australia, or as a pdf ebook from the publisher, The Pumping ...

Special issue of Science, Technology, and Human Values on STS and Development

A special issue of ST&HV, which focuses in STS & Development and is guest edited by Raoni Rajão (Brazil), Ricardo B. Duque (USA) and Rahul De (India), will be released in print November 2014.

The guest editors wish to thank the contributors and the ST&HV editorial team for their patience and ...

New issue, Critical Reviews on Latin American Research: “Asymmetries of Knowledge in Latin America”

Critical Reviews on Latin American Research - CROLAR has just published its latest issue at http://www.crolar.org/index.php/crolar. The special issue is on "Asymmetries of Knowledge in Latin America" and it gathers contributions from Latin American Authors about different research in the region ...

New Volume of Controversies in Science and Technology: From Sustainability to Surveillance

Controversies in Sciences and Technology: From Sustainability to Surveillance.
Edited by Daniel Lee Kleinman, Karen Cloud-Hansen, and Jo Handelsman
Oxford University Press

304 pages | 2 illustrations | 235x156mm
978-0-19-938377-1 | Hardback | October 2014

When it comes to any current ...

New Book from Kleinman and Moore (eds): Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Society (2014)

Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society
Edited by Daniel Lee Kleinman, Kelly Moore

Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being ...

New Book from Judy Wajcman: Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism

Judy Wajcman's latest book, Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism, will be published in November 2014 by the University of Chicago Press: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo19085612.html

The technologically tethered, iPhone-addicted figure is an image ...

New Book: Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl
Olga Kuchinskaya, University of Pittsburgh
Series: Infrastructures
Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press (July 25, 2014)
ISBN-10: 0262027690
ISBN-13: 978-0262027694

Abstract:
Before Fukushima, ...

London-based Academic Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield International a new, independent, London-based academic publisher. We are backed by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group in the US, although editorially independent and global in our scope and ambitions. We aim to be a pioneering and innovative publisher at the cutting edge ...

New Book: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology and Society in Latin America

Edited by Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, and Christina Holmes
Foreword by Marcos Cueto

MIT Press, 2014, 396 pp.
ISBN: 9780262526203 (paperback)
Also available in hardback and Kindle

Amazon URL: ...

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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