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Habitats in Human History

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the aspects of technology, economy, social organization, ideology, and the ecological impact of gathering, nomadic pastoralism, settled cultivation, and industry. It then ... More


Studying Imitation in the South

Pablo J. Boczkowski

in News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226062792
eISBN:
9780226062785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter elaborates on the theoretical, methodological, and contextual issues of imitation in social life. It discusses imitation in work, organizational, and economic activities, with a focus on ... More


Hot Topics: Flame Retardants in the Public Sphere

Alissa Cordner

in Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 2 provides an overview of the history of flame retardant production, regulation, research, and activism in the United States, from early controversies over toxic chemicals used in children’s ... More


Conclusion: The Pursuit of Chemical Justice

Alissa Cordner

in Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The Conclusion integrates the concepts and themes developed throughout the book to offer suggestions for regulators, environmental scientists, activists, and the chemical industry. It offers concrete ... More


The Atomic Prophecy

Lindsey A. Freeman

in Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622378
eISBN:
9781469623177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622378.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter focuses on the myth concerning John Hendrix, a man who was believed to have foreseen the construction of atomic industries at Black Oak Ridge. This man had prophesied that “there will be ... More


Organizations and Markets

Charles Perrow and Simone Pulver

in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356102
eISBN:
9780199356133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Market organizations are responsible for most carbon pollution, through direct emission of greenhouse gases or indirect encouragement of behaviors resulting in these emissions. Though organizational ... More


Chile

Natalie Berkowitz

in The Winemaker's Hand: Conversations on Talent, Technique, and Terroir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167567
eISBN:
9780231537377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167567.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter presents a conversation with a winemaker from Chile: Grant Phelps of Casas del Bosque. Chile doesn't come immediately to mind as a country with a long history of winemaking. Yet this ... More


On the Fallacy of Cooking from Scratch

César Vega and David J. Mcclements

in The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153454
eISBN:
9780231526920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153454.003.0033
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Food plays a central role in all our lives. An increased awareness of what we eat, where it comes from, and how it is transformed is critical in fostering a healthy and culturally rich society. This ... More


Greece

Natalie Berkowitz

in The Winemaker's Hand: Conversations on Talent, Technique, and Terroir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167567
eISBN:
9780231537377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167567.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter presents a conversation with a winemaker from Greece: Yiannis Paraskevopoulos of Gaia Wines. Wall paintings dating from 3500 bc are ample proof of the historical significance of wine and ... More


Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Caroline W. Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199987269
eISBN:
9780190218683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

Citizen participation has undergone a radical shift since anxieties about “bowling alone” seized the nation in the 1990s. Many pundits and observers have cheered America’s twenty-first-century civic ... More


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