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Announcements

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

New Book by Neel Ahuja: Bioinsecurities (2016, Duke University Press)

Bioinsecurities: Disease Interventions, Empire, and the Government of Species
by Neel Ahuja

In Bioinsecurities Neel Ahuja shows how twentieth-century U.S. imperial expansion was dependent on controlling the spread of disease through the transformation of humans, animals, bacteria, and viruses ...

New Book from Simanti Dasgupta, BITS of Belonging (2015, Temple University Press)

Simanti Dasgupta's BITS of Belonging: Information Technology, Water and Neoliberal Governance in India was published by Temple University Press last fall. The book is an ethnographic investigation of the class politics that underscore the emergence of neoliberalism in urban India.

From the ...

New Book from Marcia Maria Tait Lima, Elas dizem não! (2015)

"Elas dizem não! : mulheres camponesas e resistência aos cultivos transgênicos no Brasil e Argentina", Marcia Tait, edited by Unicamp. Este trabalho dedicou-se a refletir acerca da resistência ao modelo de agricultura industrial e aos cultivos geneticamente modificados a partir dos discursos ...

New Book from Cecilia Garcano: Ciencia en dictadura (2016)

Ciencia en dictadura: trayectorias, agendas de investigación y políticas represivas en Argentina”, Cecilia Garcano (comp) edited by INTA Ediciones. Este libro aborda lo sucedido durante los años de la Dictadura en Argentina en el ámbito de la ciencia, y cómo impactaron las políticas de ...

New Edited Volume, Richard Hindmarsh and Rebecca Priestley, “The Fukushima Effect” (2016, Routledge)

New Volume “The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain” (2016)
Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society (NY)
Edited by Richard Hindmarsh and Rebecca Priestley

“The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain” offers a range of scholarly perspectives on the ...

Launch of new book series: Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences

In fall 2015, we created a new book series on Decoloniality, which was supported with conference panels and mini-conferences in 2015 and 2016.
We want to take this opportunity to invite book proposals from this community by officially announcing the launch of this new book series Decolonial ...

New Book by Maurizio Meloni: Political Biology (2016, Palgrave)

Maurizio Meloni (2016) Political Biology: Science and Social Values in Human Heredity from Eugenics to Epigenetics, Palgrave: London/New York

Political Biology explores the socio-political implications of human heredity from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present postgenomic ...

New Book - Victoria Pitts-Taylor, The Brain’s Body: Neuroscience & Corporeal Politics, Duke U Press

In The Brain's Body Victoria Pitts-Taylor brings feminist and critical theory to bear on new development in neuroscience to demonstrate how power and inequality are materially and symbolically entangled with neurobiological bodies. Pitts-Taylor is interested in how the brain interacts with and is ...

New Edited Volume from Vincanne Adams: Metrics: What Counts in Global Health (Duke University Press)

New from Duke University Press
Metrics: What Counts in Global Health
Vincanne Adams, editor

This volume's contributors evaluate the accomplishments, limits, and the consequences of using quantitative metrics in global health. Whether analyzing maternal mortality rates, the relationships between ...

STS Infrastructure Award—Call for Nominations

Deadline: March 31 2016

The STS Infrastructure Award Committee (co-chaired by Geof Bowker and Kenji Ito) welcomes nominations for the recipient of the first award, to be presented at EASST/4S 2016 in Barcelona. The award honors exemplary contributions of STS scholars or entities to building and maintaining the ...

NAE Report Showcases Exemplary Engineering Ethics Programs

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) is pleased to announce the release of Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers.

This report showcases 25 engineering programs at colleges and universities across the nation that are exemplary in ...

New Book from Michael Evans: Seeking Good Debate (2016, University of California Press)

Evans, Michael S. 2016. Seeking Good Debate: Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life. Oakland: University of California Press.

http://www.ucpress.edu/go/seekinggooddebate (save 30% with code 16M4197)
http://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Good-Debate-Religion-Conflict/dp/0520285085

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New Edited Volume from Hindmarsh and Priestley, The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain

The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain (2016, Routledge)
Edited by Richard Hindmarsh, Rebecca Priestley

The Fukushima Effect offers a range of scholarly perspectives on the international effect of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown four years out from the disaster. Grounded in the ...

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.

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

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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