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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 Susan Merrill Squier, Epigenetic Landscapes (Duke University Press, 2017)

Description
Devised in the 1940s by the biologist C. H. Waddington, the epigenetic landscape is a metaphor for how gene regulation modulates cellular development. As a scientific model, it fell out of use in the late 1960s but returned at the beginning of the twenty-first century with the advent ...

New Book: Meloni et al., The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

Meloni, M., J. Cromby, D. Fitzgerald, and S. Lloyd (2017) The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society. Palgrave Macmillan: New York and London. pp. 926

This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the often-fractured relationship between the study of biology and the study of society. Bringing ...

New Book by Jennifer Terry, Attachments to War (Duke University Press, 2017)

In Attachments to War, Jennifer Terry traces how biomedical logics entangle Americans in a perpetual state of war. Focusing on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars between 2002 and 2014, Terry identifies the presence of a biomedicine-war nexus in which new forms of wounding provoke the continual ...

New edited volume by Parks and Kaplan, Life in the Age of Drone Warfare (Duke U Press, 2017)

Duke University Press is pleased to announce the publication of Life in the Age of Drone Warfare, edited by Lisa Parks and Caren Kaplan.

This interdisciplinary volume explores the historical, juridical, geopolitical, and cultural dimensions of drone technology and warfare, showing how drones ...

New Book by Edward Jones-Imhotep: The Unreliable Nation (MIT Press, 2017)

Edward Jones-Imhotep, The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War (MIT Press, 2017) ISBN: 9780262036511.

Synopsis: Throughout the modern period, nations defined themselves through the relationship between nature and machines. Many cast themselves as a triumph ...

New Book by Venla Oikkonen: Population Genetics and Belonging (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

Population Genetics and Belonging: A Cultural Analysis of Genetic Ancestry, a new book by Venla Oikkonen (Palgrave Macmillan 2017)

Description: This book explores how human population genetics has emerged as a means of imagining and enacting belonging in contemporary society. Venla Oikkonen ...

EDGI report released on Environmental Injustice in the age of Trump

EDGI is producing a series of reports on the early days of the Trump administration. In these reports, EDGI authors systematically investigate topics including the historical precedents for Trump’s attack on the EPA, consequences for toxics regulation and environmental justice, the influence of ...

New issue of Tecnologia e Sociedad/Technology and Society Journal (September-December 2017)

The September-December issue of Tecnologia e Sociedade, the journal of the Brazilian Association for the Social Studies of Science and Technology (ESOCITE-BR), is now out!

The journal is open access. See the content of the current issue and previous issues at: ...

New edited volume: Intercultural Communication and Science and Technology Studies (2017, Springer)

Intercultural Communication and Science and Technology Studies

Editors: Luis Reyes-Galindo and Tiago Ribeiro Duarte
ISBN: 978-3-319-58364-8 (Print) 978-3-319-58365-5 (Online)

This timely and engaging book addresses communicative issues that arise when science and technology travel across ...

Invitation: Expert Review IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

Deadline: September 17 2017

The IPCC will undertake the Expert Review of the IPCC “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global ...

New Book: Structure, Agency and Biotechnology (2017, Anthem Press)

The overarching aim of “Structure, Agency, Biotechnology: The Case of the Rothamsted GM Wheat Trials” is to propose a way of filling the analytical gap found in the current literature by offering an original theoretical framework. This framework is able to assess both the content and context ...

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program

Deadline: June 01 2017

The AFRI Foundational Program supports grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and ...

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 ...