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Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Irrigation management for agriculture and rural development has a long history in South Asia, yet today it asserts a critical paradox: new scarcities are emerging, but irrigated agriculture still ... More


Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

John H. Evans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Scientific breakthroughs have led us to a point where soon we will be able to make specific choices about the genetic makeup of our offspring. In fact, this reality has arrived—and it is only a ... More


Setting the Limits of Knowledge

Olga Kuchinskaya

in The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027694
eISBN:
9780262325417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027694.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 6 describes the transformation of Belarusian post-Chernobyl research efforts, from the systematic development of radiological research infrastructures in the last years of the Soviet Union to ... More


Public Regulation of Science: Clinical Trials at the Regional Cancer Centre

Shiju Sam Varughese

in Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The chapter discusses how an internal conflict between two groups of researchers within the Regional Cancer Centre at Thiruvananthapuram in the context of clinical trials triggered a public ... More


Men and Machines

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter begins by considering the myriad of the problems faced by NASA. These include the difficulty of trying to maintain in-house expertise in all areas of space research; the financial ... More


Sociology and Global Climate Change: Introduction

Robert J. Brulle and Riley E. Dunlap

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/9780199356102.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

A wide range of social science research on climate change has emerged over the past two decades, giving impetus to efforts to incorporate social science into the study of this topic and environmental ... More


Civil Society, Social Movements, and Climate Change

Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Robert J. Brulle, and Andrew Szasz

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/9780199356102.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter focuses on the efforts of social movement organizations and civil society more broadly in advocating for action on climate change. Social movements have historically been and continue to ... More


Bringing Sociology into Climate Change Research and Climate Change into Sociology: Concluding Observations

Riley E. Dunlap and Robert J. Brulle

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/9780199356102.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This concluding chapter takes stock of the earlier chapters. It focuses on the development of a future research agenda for sociological inquiry into the topic of climate change. It revisits the ... More


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