New journal: Progress in Environmental Geography

Progress in Environmental Geography is a new journal that aims to be a creative meeting ground for diverse inquiry on the interactions between people and their environments, providing an intellectual forum for agenda-setting review articles and progress reports. The journal provides space for multiple strands of inquiry that address a wide...

Call for papers: Organizing Outside Organizations

Guest editors: Barbara Czarniawska – University of Gothenburg Gianluca Miscione – University College Dublin Elena Raviola – University of Gothenburg Rafael Alcadipani da Silveira – EASP-FGV Emre Tarim – Lancaster University We have been studying formal organizations for at least a century, if not longer, and there is not much...

2022 Special Issue in “New Perspectives on the Sociology of Science and Technology Studies”

Journal of Sociological Perspectives Guest Editors:  Fernando Domínguez Rubio (University of California, San Diego) and Juan Pablo Pardo Guerra (University of California, San Diego) This Special Issue aims to map out current “trading zones” (Galison) between sociology and Science and Technology Studies. What can sociology and STS learn from one...

Special issue on “Removing pesticides. Competing alternatives for changing agriculture” — Environmental Science & Policy

Guest editors: Alexis Aulagnier (Sciences Po, France; alexis.aulagnier@gmail.com) Eve Fouilleux (CNRS, France, eve.fouilleux@cirad.fr) Frédéric Goulet (CIRAD, France; frederic.goulet@cirad.fr)[1] 1. Scope and contribution Key-words : Agriculture ; pesticides ; alternatives ; politics ; technology ; science ; policy; industry; competition Reducing the consumption of pesticides is one of the main challenges facing the transition towards...

Special Dossier: “Appropriation: Mobilizing traditions, tensions and issues between concepts, places and scales of ‘making one’s own'”

Pieces can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese Appropriation, like other concepts of the Social Studies of Science and Technology (STS), is a polysemic, multidimensional and particularly elusive concept. Developed from Information Systems Studies (Delaney, 2010), technology appropriation has been studied from various organizational perspectives, highlighting the proposals of...

MAT journal – 2021 Call for submission of Special Issue open

Medicine Anthropology Theory (MAT) is a fully open access and indexed journal hosted by the University of Edinburgh. The MAT collective is delighted to announce that the annual call for submission of MAT Special Issue proposals is now open and the deadline to send proposals is 1 October 2021. As an open-access journal, guest editors/contributors will not...

New Perspectives on the Sociology of Science and Technology Studies

Special issue of Sociological Perspectives Guest Editors:  Fernando Domínguez Rubio (University of California, San Diego) and Juan Pablo Pardo Guerra (University of California, San Diego) This Special Issue aims to map out current “trading zones” (Galison) between sociology and Science and Technology Studies. What can sociology and STS learn from...

Special Issue of Tapuya: Toxic Goodness: Spatialities and Temporalities of Sustainable Biofuels

Editors Duygu Kaşdoğan, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, Turkey Jessica Caporusso, York University, Canada Katie Ulrich, Rice University, USA Biofuels have long been proposed as solutions to fossil fuel reliance, though they are contentious. For some, biofuels are alternatives to petroleum that sustainably leverage the reproductive capacity of photosynthetic lives, such...

CFP – Knowing Theory to Show Theory – new open educational resource

The project is titled: Showing Theory to Know Theory: Understanding social science concepts through illustrative vignettes. The OER will bring together a collection of 100+ short pedagogical pieces (500-1000 words) to help students understand complex theoretical concepts and disciplinary jargon from the critical social sciences. Following a set of defined...

Call for proposals — Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS

Bristol University Press is pleased to announce the launch of a new series, Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS, edited by Mike Michael, University of Exeter and Alex Wilkie, Goldsmiths, University of London. Emerging through the intersections of sociology, anthropology, history and philosophy, the field of science and technology studies (STS)...

Call for Book Chapters — Technocreep and the Politics of Things Not Seen

Initial chapter drafts due: AUGUST 15 2021 Following the success of a symposium series in Spring 2021, Neda Atanasoski (Professor, University of California Santa Cruz) and Nassim Parvin (Associate Professor, Georgia Tech) welcome chapter contributions to an edited collection of essays titled, Technocreep and the Politics of Things Not Seen, with an anticipated date of publication in 2023....

The Gender of Things: How Epistemic and Technological Objects Become Gendered

Do things have gender? What an unthinkable question especially to space engineers who put astronauts on the moon; to artificial intelligence researchers who construct humanoid robots to assist humanity in saving the planet; to physicists who investigate nature inside a scientific laboratory; to surgeons who struggle to save human lives...

Edited volume — Political Economy of New Technology in India: Concerns and Potentials

This is a request for contributing papers for a proposed edited volume tentatively titled Political Economy of New Technology in India: Concerns and Potentials. A brief note on the concerns of the volume has been provided as follows: The complex and dynamic configurations in relations between technology, state and capital,...