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Authors of the StormMeteorologists and the Culture of Prediction

Authors of the Storm: Meteorologists and the Culture of Prediction

Gary Fine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226249520
eISBN:
9780226249544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249544.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about. And though we recognize the faces that ... More

Climate Change and SocietySociological Perspectives

Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Riley E. Dunlap and Robert J. Brulle (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356102
eISBN:
9780199356133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Climate change is one of today’s most important issues, presenting an intellectual challenge to the natural and social sciences. While there has been progress in natural science understanding of ... More

Concrete JunglesUrban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean

Concrete Jungles: Urban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean

Rivke Jaffe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190273583
eISBN:
9780190273620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190273583.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Social Movements and Social Change

In the popular imagination, Caribbean islands represent tropical paradise. This image underlies the efforts of many environmentalists to protect Caribbean coral reefs, mangroves, and rainforests. ... More

Contested KnowledgeScience, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Shiju Sam Varughese

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Contested Knowledge argues that the structural coupling between science and media in the context of risk politics has led to the creation of a ‘scientific public sphere’ in the state of Kerala, ... More

Contested ReproductionGenetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

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

Controlling the WaterMatching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

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

Crisis CitiesDisaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans

Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans

Kevin Fox Gotham and Miriam Greenberg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199752225
eISBN:
9780199371983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752225.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

This book blends critical theoretical insight with a historically grounded comparative study to examine the form, trajectory, and contradictions of redevelopment efforts following the 9/11 and ... More

Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Sharachchandra Lele and Ajit Menon (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099123
eISBN:
9780199083077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The forest sector in India is currently going through an unprecedented churning. Every dimension of forest-related decision-making, including rights of local communities, conversion of forests to ... More

Do-It-Yourself DemocracyThe Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

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

Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Liam Downey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The world currently faces several severe social and environmental crises, including economic under-development, widespread poverty and hunger, lack of safe drinking water for one-sixth of the world's ... More

Insect MediaAn Archaeology of Animals and Technology

Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology

Jussi Parikka

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667390
eISBN:
9781452947075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667390.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Since the early nineteenth century, when entomologists first popularized the unique biological and behavioral characteristics of insects, technological innovators and theorists have proposed insects ... More

The Kitchen as LaboratoryReflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

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

César Vega, Job Ubbink, and Erik van der Linden (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153454
eISBN:
9780231526920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153454.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Eating is a multisensory experience, yet chefs and scientists have only recently begun to deconstruct food's components, setting the stage for science-based cooking. This book advances culinary ... More

LifebloodOil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital

Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital

Matthew T. Huber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677849
eISBN:
9781452947402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677849.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

If our oil addiction is so bad for us, why don’t we kick the habit? Looking beyond the usual culprits—Big Oil, petro states, and the strategists of empire—this book finds a deeper and more complex ... More

Longing for the BombOak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia

Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia

Lindsey A. Freeman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622378
eISBN:
9781469623177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622378.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Tucked into the folds of Appalachia and kept off all commercial maps, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created for the Manhattan Project by the U.S. government in the 1940s. The city has experienced the ... More

Mankind Beyond EarthThe History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

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

Claude Piantadosi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance of human beings on the final frontier, this book presents a rich ... More

Masters of UncertaintyWeather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth

Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth

Phaedra Daipha

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226298542
eISBN:
9780226298719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298719.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book draws on a two-year ethnography of forecasting operations at the National Weather Service (NWS) to theorize decision-making in action. Contrary to popular wisdom, weather forecasters are ... More

Nature in the CityBengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Harini Nagendra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465927
eISBN:
9780199087105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465927.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Urban and Rural Studies

In rapidly urbanizing India, cities are places of conflict between people and nature. What is the future for conservation in Indian cities? Nature in the City examines the past, present, and future ... More

Negotiating ControlOrganizations and Mobile Communication

Negotiating Control: Organizations and Mobile Communication

Keri K. Stephens

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190625504
eISBN:
9780190882327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625504.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

In this book, the author shows how employees, organizations, and even friends and family are struggling to understand how the expected norms for mobile-communication connectedness function when ... More

News at WorkImitation in an Age of Information Abundance

News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Pablo J. Boczkowski

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226062792
eISBN:
9780226062785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Before news organizations began putting their content online, people got the news in print or on TV and almost always outside of the workplace. But nowadays, most of us keep an eye on the headlines ... More

Note-by-Note CookingThe Future of Food

Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

Hervé This

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164863
eISBN:
9780231538237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164863.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book liberates cooks from the constraints of traditional ingredients and methods through the use of pure molecular compounds. 1-Octen-3-ol, which has a scent of wild mushrooms; limonene, a ... More

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