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New Book by Doug Hill, Not So Fast: Thinking Twice about Technology, U of Georgia Press, forthcoming

Not So Fast: Thinking Twice about Technology
Doug Hill
A critical examination of the character of technology and its impacts

Description

There’s a well-known story about an older fish who swims by two younger fish and asks, “How’s the water?” The younger fish are puzzled. “What’s ...

New Book by Jennifer Gabrys: Program Earth (University of Minnesota Press, 2016)

New Book by Jennifer Gabrys: Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet
University of Minnesota Press, 2016

Sensors are everywhere. Small, flexible, economical, and computationally powerful, they operate ubiquitously in environments. They compile ...

New Book by Hugh Gusterson, Drone: Remote Control Warfare (MIT Press, 2016)

Drones are changing the conduct of war. Deployed at presidential discretion, they can be used in regular war zones or to kill people in such countries as Yemen and Somalia, where the United States is not officially at war. Advocates say that drones are more precise than conventional bombers, ...

New Book: CyberGenetics. Health Genetics and New Media (Routledge, 2016)

CyberGenetics. Health Genetics and New Media, by Anna Harris, Susan Kelly and Sally Wyatt

https://www.routledge.com/CyberGenetics-Health-genetics-and-new-media/Harris-Kelly-Wyatt/p/book/9781138946514

Available from Routledge, May 2016

Online genetic testing services are increasingly being ...

New Edited Volume on Scientific culture in Latin America, Políticas públicas e instrumentos…

Políticas públicas e instrumentos para el desarrollo de la cultura científica en América Latina by Ernesto Fernandes Polcuch, Alessandro Bello & Luisa Massarani, edited by UNESCO.

More info: http://www.unsam.edu.ar/tss/cultura-cientifica-en-america-latina/ and ...

New Edited Volume from Meloni et al., Biosocial Matters

Meloni, M, Williams, S, and Martin, P. (2016) Biosocial Matters: Rethinking Sociology-Biology Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Wiley Blackwell) features a collection of readings from scholars on the vanguard of the biology/society debates within sociology and cognate disciplines like ...

Engineering for You (E4U) Video Contest

Deadline: May 31 2016

Enter the Engineering for You Video Contest 3: Mega-Engineering Projects for a chance to win $25,000! Most of humankind’s biggest endeavors are mega engineering projects that provide solutions that span disciplines, geographies, and cultural boundaries.

We are looking for 1 to 2 minute videos ...

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 ...

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

Why ...

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.

Sinopse:

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