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Algorithms and the End of PoliticsHow Technology Shapes 21st-Century American Life

Algorithms and the End of Politics: How Technology Shapes 21st-Century American Life

Scott Timcke

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529215311
eISBN:
9781529215342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529215311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

As the United States contends with issues of populism and de-democratization, this book considers the impacts of digital technologies on the country's politics and society. The book provides a ... More

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

Beyond InterdisciplinarityBoundary Work, Communication, and Collaboration

Beyond Interdisciplinarity: Boundary Work, Communication, and Collaboration

Julie Thompson Klein

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571149
eISBN:
9780197571187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571149.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Beyond Interdisciplinarity examines the broadening meaning, heterogeneity, and boundary work of interdisciplinarity. It includes both crossdisciplinary work (encompassing multi-, inter-, and ... 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

Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming

Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming

Tor H. Aase (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199475476
eISBN:
9780199097739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199475476.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

The book asks to what extent Himalayan farmers and their institutions are prepared to face a future when external production conditions change. Because farming is particularly sensitive to climate, ... 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

Darjeeling ReconsideredHistories, Politics, Environments

Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments

Townsend Middleton and Sara Shneiderman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199483556
eISBN:
9780199097692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483556.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

Darjeeling occupies a special place in the South Asian imaginary with its Himalayan vistas, lush tea gardens, and brisk mountain air. Thousands of tourists, domestic and international, annually flock ... More

Data LivesHow Data Are Made and Shape Our World

Data Lives: How Data Are Made and Shape Our World

Rob Kitchin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529215144
eISBN:
9781529215168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529215144.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

How can we begin to grasp the scope and scale of our new data-rich world, and can we truly comprehend what is at stake? This book explores the intricacies of data creation and charts how data-driven ... 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

Digital DomesticityMedia, Materiality, and Home Life

Digital Domesticity: Media, Materiality, and Home Life

Jenny Kennedy, Michael Arnold, Martin Gibbs, Bjorn Nansen, and Rowan Wilken

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190905781
eISBN:
9780190905828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905781.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book, Digital Domesticity: Media, Materiality, and Home Life, is concerned with the home, but it is not bounded by the home. While the home provides a necessary anchor point for our empirical ... More

DisentanglingThe Geographies of Digital Disconnection

Disentangling: The Geographies of Digital Disconnection

André Jansson and Paul C. Adams (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197571873
eISBN:
9780197571910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571873.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

After the rapid rise of digital networking in the 2000s and 2010s, we are now seeing a rise of interest in how people can disentangle their lives from the increasingly pervasive networks of digital ... 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

Feeling MedicineHow the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training

Feeling Medicine: How the Pelvic Exam Shapes Medical Training

Kelly Underman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479897780
eISBN:
9781479836338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Gynecological teaching associates (GTAs) are trained laypeople who teach medical students the communication and technical skills of the pelvic examination while simultaneously serving as live models ... 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

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