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The Materiality of Theory

Jess Bier

in Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036153
eISBN:
9780262339957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036153.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter 2, “The Materiality of Theory”, tells the story of the (ir)rationalization of the landscape of Palestine and Israel after 1948. It explores how the colonial legacies of cartography continue ... More


Large Dams, Technopolitics, and Development

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Large dams, brought into being through a combination of technological prowess, engineering expertise and political-economic calculation, have radically altered humanity’s relationship with planetary ... 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


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


Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge

Jess Bier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036153
eISBN:
9780262339957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036153.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine is an analysis of the ways that segregated landscapes have shaped digital cartography in Jerusalem and the West Bank since 1967. Extending work on how technology is ... More


“What Do We Want?” “Materiality!” “When Do We Want It?” “Now!”

Jonathan Sterne

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/9780262525374.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This article reviews essays by Pablo Boczkowski and Ignacio Siles, Leah Lievrouw, Finn Brunton and Gabriella Coleman, and Geoffrey Bowker. It argues that, in several areas of media studies and ... More


Commentary: Public Participation as a Potential Counter Strategy against Unethical Optimism

Taichi Isobe, Nozomi Mizushima, and Osamu Sakura

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The importance and effectiveness of public participation and upstream engagement have been emphasized in the field of STS (Science, Technology, and Society) studies. Here, the authors introduce these ... More


Animal Ethos: The Morality of Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science

Lesley A. Sharp

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299245
eISBN:
9780520971059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299245.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

What are the moral challenges and consequences of animal research in academic laboratory settings? Animal Ethos considers how the inescapable needs of lab research necessitate interspecies encounters ... More


Liminal Futures: Poem for Islands at the Edge

Laura Watts

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/9780262027168.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The future has come early for Orkney, a group of islands off the north coast of Scotland. Here, at what is sometimes considered the periphery, is the site of the European Marine Energy Centre and an ... More


Transplant Imaginary: "Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science"

Lesley A. Sharp

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277960
eISBN:
9780520957152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277960.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The extraordinarily surgically successful realm of organ transplantation is plagued worldwide by the scarcity of donated human parts, a quandary that generates ongoing debates over the marketing of ... More


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