New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

Interviews with Scholars of Science, Technology, and Society about their New Books

https://newbooksnetwork.com/category/science-technology/scitechsoc/

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episode 35: Thomas Yarrow, "Architects: Portraits of a Practice" (Cornell UP, 2019)


What is creativity? What is the relationship between work life and personal life? How is it possible to live truthfully in a world of contradiction and compromise?


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episode 223: Laura Cabrera, "Rethinking Human Enhancement: Social Enhancement and Emergent Technologies" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)


Cabrera discusses three possible human enhancement paradigms and explores how each involves different values, uses of technology, and different degrees and kinds of ethical concerns...


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episode 241: E. Jones-Imhotep and T. Adcock, "Made Modern: Science and Technology in Canadian History" (UBC Press, 2018)


"Made Modern" explores the complex interconnections between science, technology, and modernity in Canada...


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episode 615: Jason Smith, "To Master the Boundless Sea: The US Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire" (UNC Press, 2018)


Smith discusses the US Navy’s role in exploring and charting the ocean world...


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episode 660: Chet Van Duzer, "Martin Waldseemüller’s 'Carta marina' of 1516: Study and Transcription of the Long Legends" (Springer, 2019)


Van Duzer presents the first detailed study of one of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance cartography...


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episode 33: Michael R. Boswell, "Climate Action Planning: A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities" (Island Press, 2019)


"Climate Action Planning" is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community's greenhouse gas emissions...


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episode 222: Deborah Lupton, "The Quantified Self" (Polity, 2016)


Lupton critically analyses the social, cultural and political dimensions of contemporary self-tracking and identifies the concepts of selfhood...


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episode 71: Rosalind Fredericks, "Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal" (Duke UP, 2018)


Fredericks makes sense of the garbage-scape of Dakar, Senegal in the wake of the 2007 trash “revolts” against the city and country’s uneven and failing garbage infrastructure...


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episode 72: Lundy Braun, "Breathing Race into the Machine" (U Minnesota Press, 2014)


Braun documents the history and present-day use of an everyday medical instrument, the spirometer, which measures a person’s lung capacity...


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