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Constellations of Inequality: Space, Race, and Utopia in Brazil

Sean T. Mitchell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226499123
eISBN:
9780226499437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499437.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Through an analysis of Brazil’s changing politics of inequality, development, and race, Constellations of Inequality demonstrates the value of ethnography to illuminate the relationships between ... More


Classical Pragmatism, Postmodernism, and Neopragmatism

Larry A. Hickman

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that classical Pragmatism offers significant advantages over some currently popular versions of neopragmatism for those who are interested in coming to ... More


The Brave New Worlds of Agricultural Technoscience: Changing Perspectives, Recurrent Themes, and New Research Directions in Agro-Food Studies

David Goodman

in Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents some reflections on the main theoretical approaches to agricultural biotechnologies (ABTs) in agro-food studies, and a discussion of critical engagement with the “new” ... More


Removing Borders, Erasing Palestinians: Israeli Population Maps after 1967

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/9780262036153.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter 3, “Removing Borders, Erasing Palestinians”, provides an analysis of the ways that even abstract statistical facts are conditioned by the political landscapes where they are produced. It ... More


Validating Segregated Observers: Mapping West Bank Settlements from Without and Within

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/9780262036153.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter 5, “Validating Segregated Observers”, explores the intricate ways that the Israeli occupation shapes empirical observations. Through a critique of feminist standpoint theory and Donna ... More


The Geographic Production of Knowledge

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/9780262036153.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine provides an extended critique of the notion that technoscientific facts should function as impartial arbiters in international conflicts. Chapter 6, “The Geographic ... More


Undisturbed by Reality: Victor Frankenstein’s Technoscientific Dream of Reason

Alfred Nordmann

in Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is not a tale of modern science. Instead, the story of Victor Frankenstein and his creature shows that the premodern, alchemical dream of animating lifeless things returns ... More


Was Heidegger Prescient Concerning Technoscience?

John D. Caputo

in Heidegger's Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233762
eISBN:
9780823235261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233762.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Heidegger's philosophy of science in relation to the inversion to the primacy of technology. It first describes the time warps that relate to the ways in ... More


Afterword

Mei Zhan

in Can Science and Technology Save China?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747021
eISBN:
9781501747045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747021.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reviews the collective exploration into the entanglements of science and technology, the state, the market, and everyday life in contemporary China. The chapter presents a compelling ... More


Introduction

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines metaphysical experimentation that lies at the center of some of the most influential intellectual and religious movements in modern Iran. In particular, it investigates encounters ... More


Introduction

Amit Prasad

in Imperial Technoscience: Transnational Histories of MRI in the United States, Britain, and India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026956
eISBN:
9780262322065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026956.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The history of MRI, if we were to rely on published accounts, appears to be a classic exemplification of the diffusion model of science. Not only do the invention and development of MRI appear to ... More


Interpreting an Explosion

Sean T. Mitchell

in Constellations of Inequality: Space, Race, and Utopia in Brazil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226499123
eISBN:
9780226499437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499437.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 3 explores the implications of narratives stemming from the explosion of Brazil’s VLS satellite launch rocket in Alcântara in 2003. The explosion killed twenty-one technicians on the ... More


The Anxiety of Intervention in Leslie Marmon Silko and Marge Piercy

Heather Houser

in Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165143
eISBN:
9780231537360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165143.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) and Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), this chapter analyzes anxiety, an affect associated with rapidly changing political, ... More


Science and Action

Henning Schmidgen

in Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263691
eISBN:
9780823266555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Focusing on “Science in Action,” published in 1987, this chapter discusses the key concepts of Bruno Latour’s anthropology of science, e.g. “technoscience,” “inscription device,” “immutable mobiles,” ... More


Introduction

Carrie Friese

in Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729083
eISBN:
9780814729090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729083.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book explores the controversy surrounding the cloning of endangered animals in zoos. It considers how cloning has been articulated with endangered animals and species preservation and argues ... More


The Impact That Women Have Made on Science and Technology

Sue V. Rosser

in Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter draws on several feminist theoretical perspectives to examine the relationships among, and impact of women scientists upon, gender, science, and technology. All of these perspectives ... More


From Phenomenology to Postphenomenology

Don Ihde

in Husserl's Missing Technologies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269600
eISBN:
9780823269648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269600.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A brief historical look at the formation of postphenomenology from the technoscience seminar to its presence in the major STS conferences and publications. Followed by a look at the spread of ... More


The Professionalized Scientist

Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio

in The Jobless Future: Second Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674510
eISBN:
9781452947594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674510.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents two insights on the relationship of knowledge and professions in the context of the professional labor process of research scientists. First, as the labor process of scientists ... More


The Historiography of Science and Technology

Seymour Mauskopf and Alex Roland

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter links the history of science with the related but less well-studied history of technology. Science and technology have evolved so rapidly in the last sixty years that historians must ... More


Honeymoon Objectivity

Sun-ha Hong

in Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data-Driven Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479860234
eISBN:
9781479855759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860234.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Technologies of datafication exert their societal influence through a recurring modern fantasy of “honeymoon objectivity,” wherein technoscience might purify complex social problems and human biases ... More


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