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“The Situation” in the Cold War Behavioral Sciences

Paul Erickson, Judy L. Klein, Lorraine Daston, Paul Rebecca, Thomas Sturm, and Michael D. Gordin

in How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226046631
eISBN:
9780226046778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226046778.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Cold War social scientists frequently adopted special experimental situations where they could scientifically model and code many aspects of human behavior, aiming to unravel the mysteries and smooth ... More


Anthropology, Cross-Cultural Encounter, and the Politics of Design

James Leach and Lee Wilson

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Certain epistemologies, politics, and metaphysics are built into mass produced technological offerings. Apparently neutral seeming tools carry normative principles, and are built on unexamined ... More


Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

James Leach and Lee Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Subversion, Conversion, Development explores alternative cultural encounters with and around information technologies, encounters that counter dominant, Western-oriented notions of media consumption. ... More


Sacred Books in a Digital Age: A Cross-Cultural Look from the Heart of Asia to South America

Hildegard Diemberger and Stephen Hugh-Jones

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The use of digital technologies in reproducing texts has profoundly transformed attitudes towards books and to the production and format of literary texts. While it is often assumed that digitization ... More


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