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Science Technology and Culture

Author : Henry John Steffens
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Science Technology and Culture in Historical Perspective

Author : Louis A. Knafla
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Science Technology And Culture

Author : Bell, David
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This book introduces students to cultural studies of science and technology. It equips students with an understanding of science and technology as aspects of culture, and an appreciation of the importance of thinking about science and technology from a cultural studies perspective. Individual chapters focus on topics including popular representations of science and scientists, the place of science and technology in everyday life, and the contests over amateur, fringe and pseudo-science. Each chapter includes case studies ranging from the MMR vaccine to UFOs, and from nuclear war to microwave ovens. For students in cultural studies, media studies, sociology and science and technology studies.

History of Indian Science Technology and Culture A D 1000 1800

Author : Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture
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This volume brings together some of today's leading scholars from a range of different disciplines to explore the development of Indian scientific, technological and cultural thinking between the 10th and 18th centuries. The diverse topics include: food, agriculture, mathematics, astronomy, Bhakti and Sufi movements, and the spread of translation from Persian and Arabic thinkers throughout the country.

Science Technology and Culture

Author : Anne Balsamo
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Science Technology and Culture in Modern and Contemporary France Essays in Memory of Chris Johnson

Author : John Edward Marks
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Brings together articles focusing on science, technology and culture in France, all of which intersect in various ways with the research interests of Professor Chris Johnson The articles engage with the rich French-language tradition of philosophical speculation on science, scientific practice, and the relationship between the human and technology. The collection engages with a wide conceptual field, including the following: embodiment, the pre- and post-human, language, cybernetics, biological and technological evolution, and genetics. Drawing on philosophy, anthropology and science writing, the articles explore from different perspectives the way in which French thinkers have consistently questioned commonly held assumptions about the relationship between the human and the technological, and also between science, machines and the natural world. These were core preoccupations of Chris Johnson's work and of those colleagues - several of whom have contributed to this collection - who were fortunate to collaborate with him and share his passionate engagement with these issues. Key Features - Includes discussion of a number of key areas of science and technology studies including cybernetics and the posthuman. - Includes extensive consideration of the distinctive French contribution to the philosophy of technology and evolution. - Includes previously unpublished work by Professor Chris Johnson and by a number of his collaborators in the University of Nottingham's Science, Technology and Culture research group.

Scientific and Technological Culture an Interface Between Science Technology and Society

Author : Québec (Province). Conseil de la science et de la technologie
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Science Technology and Cultural Heritage

Author : M.A. Rogerio-Candelera
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The Second International Congress on Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage was held in Seville, Spain, June 24-27, 2014, under the umbrella of the TechnoHeritage network. TechnoHeritage is an initiative funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity dedicated to the creation of a network which integrates CSIC

Science Technology and Society

Author : Sal P. Restivo
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'Science, Technology, and Society' offers approximately 150 articles written by major scholars and experts from academic and scientific institutions worldwide. The theme is the functions and effects of science and technology in society and culture.

History of Artificial Cold Scientific Technological and Cultural Issues

Author : Kostas Gavroglu
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The history of artificial cold has been a rather intriguing interdisciplinary subject (physics, chemistry, technology, sociology, economics, anthropology, consumer studies) which despite some excellent monographs and research papers, has not been systematically exploited. It is a subject with all kinds of scientific, technological as well as cultural dimensions. For example, the common home refrigerator has brought about unimaginably deep changes to our everyday lives changing drastically eating habits and shopping mentalities. From the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st, issues related to the production and exploitation of artificial cold have never stopped to provide us with an incredibly interesting set of phenomena, novel theoretical explanations, amazing possibilities concerning technological applications and all encompassing cultural repercussions. The discovery of the unexpected and “bizarre” phenomena of superconductivity and superfluidity, the necessity to incorporate macroscopic quantum phenomena to the framework of quantum mechanics, the discovery of Bose-Einstein condensation and high temperature superconductivity, the use of superconducting magnets for high energy particle accelerators, the construction of new computer hardware, the extensive applications of cryomedicine, and the multi billion industry of frozen foods, are some of the more dramatic instances in the history of artificial cold. ​

A Guide to the Culture of Science Technology and Medicine

Author : Paul T. Durbin
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Elements of Science and Technology in Indigenous Nigerian Culture

Author : Richard C. Okafor
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The Postmodern Adventure

Author : Steven Best
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This compelling book explores the challenges to theory, politics, and human identity that we face on the threshold of the third millennium. It follows on the successor of Best and Kellner's two previous books, Postmodern Theory, acclaimed as the best critical introduction to the field - and The Postmodern Turn, which provides a powerful mapping of postmodern developments developments in the arts, politics, science, and theory. In The Postmodern Adventure, Best and Kellner analyze a broad array of literary, cultural, and political phenomena from fiction, film, science, and the Internet, to globalization and the rise of a transnational image culture.

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science Technology and Medicine in Non Western Cultures

Author : Helaine Selin
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Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It contains approximately 1000 entries dealing in depth with the history of the scientific, technological and medical accomplishments of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. The entries consist of fully updated articles together with hundreds of entirely new topics. This unique reference work includes intercultural articles on broad topics such as mathematics and astronomy as well as thoughtful philosophical articles on concepts and ideas related to the study of non-Western Science, such as rationality, objectivity, and method. You’ll also find material on religion and science, East and West, and magic and science.

Science and Technology in a Multicultural World

Author : David J. Hess
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This new approach to the study of multiculturalism focuses on its applications to science and technology. It explores new studies that describe the role of culture and power in the making of theories, facts and machines.

History of Indian Science Technology and Culture A D 1000 1800

Author : A. Rahman
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Science Technology and the German Cultural Imagination

Author : Christian Emden
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This volume of conference papers highlights the connections between developments in technology and scientific thought since the 16th century on the one hand, and the ways in which the creative imagination of literary writers has responded to those developments on the other.

Doing Science Culture

Author : Roddey Reid
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Doing Science + Culture is a groundbreaking book on the cultural study of science, technology and medicine. Outstanding contributors including life and physical scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, literature/communication scholars and historians of science who focus on the analysis of science and scientific discourses within culture: what it means to "do" science.

Human Built World

Author : Thomas P. Hughes
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To most people, technology has been reduced to computers, consumer goods, and military weapons; we speak of "technological progress" in terms of RAM and CD-ROMs and the flatness of our television screens. In Human-Built World, thankfully, Thomas Hughes restores to technology the conceptual richness and depth it deserves by chronicling the ideas about technology expressed by influential Western thinkers who not only understood its multifaceted character but who also explored its creative potential. Hughes draws on an enormous range of literature, art, and architecture to explore what technology has brought to society and culture, and to explain how we might begin to develop an "ecotechnology" that works with, not against, ecological systems. From the "Creator" model of development of the sixteenth century to the "big science" of the 1940s and 1950s to the architecture of Frank Gehry, Hughes nimbly charts the myriad ways that technology has been woven into the social and cultural fabric of different eras and the promises and problems it has offered. Thomas Jefferson, for instance, optimistically hoped that technology could be combined with nature to create an Edenic environment; Lewis Mumford, two centuries later, warned of the increasing mechanization of American life. Such divergent views, Hughes shows, have existed side by side, demonstrating the fundamental idea that "in its variety, technology is full of contradictions, laden with human folly, saved by occasional benign deeds, and rich with unintended consequences." In Human-Built World, he offers the highly engaging history of these contradictions, follies, and consequences, a history that resurrects technology, rightfully, as more than gadgetry; it is in fact no less than an embodiment of human values.

History of Science Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization pt 1 Science technology imperialism and war

Author : Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya
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