New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

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

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episode 37: Jennifer Thomson, "The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health" (UNC Press, 2019)

Jennifer Thomson revisits canonical figures and events from the environmental movement in the United States and finds everywhere talk of health. At its best, viewing the environment through the lens of health encouraged decentralized organizing and a sense of collective responsibility...



episode 32: Diane Tober, "Romancing the Sperm: Shifting Biopolitics and the Making of Modern Families" (Rutgers UP, 2019)

The development of a whole suite of new reproductive technologies in recent decades has contributed to broad cultural conversations and controversies over the meaning of family in the United States...



episode 19: Raul Espejo, "Cybernetics and Systems: Social and Business Decisions" (Routledge, 2019)

Regular listeners of this podcast will, no doubt, be familiar with the name of Raul Espejo, former Director of Operations of Stafford Beer’s famed Cybersyn Project under the Chilean government of Salvador Allende in the early 1970’s.  This episode, the esteemed Dr. Espejo joins us in his role as co-editor of the volume, Cybernetics and Systems: Social and Business Decisions out from Routledge in 2019...



Karin Rosemblatt, "The Science and Politics of Race in Mexico and the United States, 1910–1950" (UNC Press, 2018)

Rosemblatt traces how U.S.- and Mexican-trained intellectuals, social and human scientists, and anthropologists applied their ethnographic field work on indigenous and Native American peoples on both sides of the Rio Grande to debates over race, national culture, and economic development...



episode 64: Clayton Whisnant, "Queer Identities and Politics in Germany: A History, 1880-1945" (Harrington Park Press, 2016)

Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries witnessed key developments in LGBT history...



episode 63: Eric Topol, "Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again" (Basic Books, 2019)

Eric Topol explores how AI can help to fix many of the issues medicine is facing today...



episode 47: Peter Daou, "Digital Civil War: Confronting the Far-Right Menace" (Melville House, 2019)

Daou analyzes the daily political skirmishing that rages online, urges progressives to engage on the “digital battlefield.”



episode 36: Chris Bernhardt, "Quantum Computing for Everyone" (MIT Press, 2019)

Even a math-phobic can read the book, skip the math, and then more than hold his or her own in any but the highest-level discussion of quantum computing...



episode 86: Nikolai Krementsov, "With and Without Galton: Vasilii Florinskii and the Fate of Eugenics in Russia" (Open Book Publishers, 2018)

Krementsov provides a fascinating analysis of the vicissitudes of Russian attempts to improve the human species...



episode 31: Crystal Abidin, "Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online" (Emerald Publishing, 2018)

What does it mean to be famous on the Internet?