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 6: Anthony Ryan Hatch, "Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America" (U Minnesota Press, 2019)


Over the past forty years, U.S. prisons and jails have used various psychotropic drugs...


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episode 199: Lina del Castillo, "Crafting a Republic for the World: Scientific, Geographic and Historiographic Inventions of Colombia" (U Nebraska Press, 2018)


Lina del Castillo’s book explores scientific, geographic, and historiographic inventions in nineteenth-century Colombia...


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Diana Pasulka, "American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology" (Oxford UP, 2019)


More than half of American adults and more than seventy-five percent of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life...


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episode 198: Greta LaFleur, "The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018)


The book effectively historicizes categories that are often take for granted (sex, race, vice, habit), and shows us not only their temporal contingency, but by inviting the reader to delve into the strangeness of early modern ontologies and epistemologies...


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episode 65: Robin Scheffler, “A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine" (U Chicago Press, 2019)


Could cancer be a contagious disease? Although this possibility might seem surprising to many of us, it has a long history...


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episode 50: Anna Rose Alexander, "City on Fire: Technology, Social Change, and the Hazards of Progress in Mexico City, 1860-1910" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2016)


Alexander examines the approaches to dealing with the ever-present threat of fire in Mexico City in an era in which technology and modernity were transforming the city in fundamental ways...


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episode 196: Daniel Nemser, "Infrastructures of Race: Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico" (U Texas Press, 2017)


Nemser examines the long history of how Spanish imperial rule depended upon spatial concentration – the gathering of people and things into centralized spaces – to control populations and consolidate power...


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episode 20: Matthew Edney, "Cartography: The Ideal and Its History" (U Chicago Press, 2019)


Edney chronicles precisely how the ideal of cartography that has developed in the West since 1800 has gone astray...


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