New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

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

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episode 333: Michael C. Desch, "Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security" (Princeton UP, 2019)


In Cult of the Irrelevant, Desch traces the history of the relationship between the Washington and the academy across the 20th century...


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episode 15: Discussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Open Access Publishing


In the information age, knowledge is power. Hence, facilitating the access to knowledge to wider publics empowers citizens and makes societies more democratic...


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episode 33: Gregory Dawes, "Galileo and the Conflict between Religion and Science" (Routledge, 2016)


Open conflict between religion and science may not be inevitable, but a germ of discord resides in some of the fundamental commitments of both...


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episode 187: Kate Ervine, "Carbon" (Polity, 2018)


Kate Ervine provides an accessible and trenchant introduction to the severity of our situation and the international climate politics of the past 30 years...


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episode 35: Kartik Hosanagar, "A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives" (Viking, 2019)


Knowledge of algorithms can in some sense be considered to be the literacy of the 21st century...


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episode 6: David Colander and Craig Freedman, "Where Economics Went Wrong: Chicago's Abandonment of Classical Liberalism" (Princeton UP, 2018)


If you are reading this, you have probably run into the "Chicago" model at some point or another,..


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episode 186: Rick Van Noy, "Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South" (U Georgia Press, 2019)


Van Noy decided not to follow the well-trodden path of trying to prove climate change science, nor did he bark about an irreversible tipping point. Instead, he provides us with a much-needed focus on communities...


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episode 261: Emily Baum, "The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China" (U Chicago Press, 2018)


Baum's book is a genealogy of “psychiatric modernity,” of the invention and reinvention of modern mental illness in Beijing, 1901-1937...


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episode 35: James Schwoch, "Wired into Nature: The Telegraph and the North American Frontier" (U Illinois Press, 2018)


It's been called the first Internet. In the nineteenth century, the telegraph spun a world wide web of cables and poles, carrying electronic signals with unprecedented speed...


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episode 32: Michael Ruse, "The Problem of War: Darwinism, Christianity, and Their Battle to Understand Human Conflict" (Oxford UP, 2018)


What accounts for the antagonism between Christianity and Darwinism?


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