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The Paradox of Scientific Authority: The Role of Scientific Advice in Democracies

Wiebe E. Bijker, Roland Bal, and Ruud Hendriks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026581
eISBN:
9780262258609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026581.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Today, scientific advice is asked for (and given) on questions ranging from stem-cell research to genetically modified food, and yet it often seems that the more urgently scientific advice is ... More


The Real Cyber War: The Political Economy of Internet Freedom

Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039126
eISBN:
9780252097102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039126.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Contemporary discussion surrounding the role of the Internet in society is dominated by words like: internet freedom, surveillance, cybersecurity, Edward Snowden and, most prolifically, cyber war. ... More


Agricultural Revolutions

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The transition from foraging to agriculture—the Neolithic revolution—began about twelve thousand years ago. It changed three basic human relationships—with other species, the environment, and other ... More


Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, and Kirsten A. Foot (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262525374
eISBN:
9780262319461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In recent years, scholarship around media technologies has finally shed the assumption that they are separate from and powerfully determining of social life, to look at them rather as the product of ... More


Civil Society Mobilization

Milton L. Mueller

in Networks and States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014595
eISBN:
9780262289665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014595.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter begins with a brief outline on the Internet Governance Forum concept and focuses on the deficit of democracy in international institutions. It continues with the introduction, detailed ... More


Boom in India: Mobile Media and Social Consequences

Madanmohan Rao and Mira Desai

in Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113120
eISBN:
9780262276818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113120.003.0029
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the effect of the increasing use of mobile communication in India in the civic, political, and social society of the country. It presents the use of the short message service ... More


Technology Is Something to Make the World a Better Place

Tim O’Reilly and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In this dialogue, Tim O’Reilly begins by explaining why change is natural and good and how we have to be open to the future. Later he discusses how the logic that makes things work is related to ... More


Encryption as a Human Right

David Casacuberta and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In this dialogue, the philosopher David Casacuberta starts out by reflecting on how, with the advent of digital technologies, people’s rights are threatened by new problems that require new ... More


Introduction

Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, and Kirsten A. Foot

in Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262525374
eISBN:
9780262319461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The once distinct intellectual trajectories of communication & media studies and science & technology studies have begun to gather around a common purpose: to understand media technologies as ... More


The Galton-Garrod Society

Nathaniel Comfort

in The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169911
eISBN:
9780300188875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169911.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the history of the Galton-Garrod society, a journal club started by four researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in 1950. This journal club was an interdisciplinary one; as ... More


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