Controversies in Science and Technology: From Sustainability to Surveillance

Hardcover | September 15, 2014

EditorDaniel Lee Kleinman, Karen A. Cloud-Hansen, Jo Handelsman

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When it comes to any current scientific debate, there are more than two sides to every story. Controversies in Science and Technology, Volume 4 analyzes controversial topics in science and technology - infrastructure, ecosystem management, food security, and plastics and health - from multiplepoints of view. The editors have compiled thought-provoking essays from a variety of experts from academia and beyond, creating a volume that addresses many of the issues surrounding these scientific debates.Part I of the volume discusses infrastructure, and the real meaning behind the term in today's society. Essays address the central issues that motivate current discussion about infrastructure, including writing on the vulnerability to disasters. Part II, titled "Food Policy," will focus on thechallenges of feeding an ever-growing world and the costs of not doing so. Part III features essays on chemicals and environmental health, and works to define "safety" as it relates to today's scientific community. The book's final section examines ecosystem management. In the end, Kleinman,Cloud-Hansen, and Handelsman provide a multifaceted volume that will be appropriate for anyone hoping to understand arguments surrounding several of today's most important scientific controversies

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When it comes to any current scientific debate, there are more than two sides to every story. Controversies in Science and Technology, Volume 4 analyzes controversial topics in science and technology - infrastructure, ecosystem management, food security, and plastics and health - from multiplepoints of view. The editors have compiled t...

Daniel Lee Kleinman is Associate Dean for Social Studies in the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also a professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology. Kleinman is the author of three books, including Impure Cultures: University Biology and the World of Commerce. Karen A. Cloud...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Acknowledgments1. Robert M. Chiles: Introduction: From Sustainability to SurveillancePart 1: Infrastructure Development: Resilience, Privacy, and Wellbeing2. Matthys levy: Our Fragile Infrastructure: Adapting to Global Warming3. Thomas A. Birkland and Megan K. Warnement: Critical Infrastructure in Extreme Events4. Jarrod Rifkind and Seymour Goodman: Privacy Concerns for Ubiquitous Data Aggregation and Storage5. Chelsea Schelly: Transitioning to Renewable Sources of Electricity: Motivations, Policy, and Potential6. Ka man lai: Infrastructure and HealthPart 2: Food Policy: Balancing Productivity, Conservation, and Social Justice7. Frances Moore Lapp: How to Feed Ourselves-Could This Be the Biggest Question of the 21st Century?8. Kelly Moore and Judith Wittner: Global Obesity and Global Hunger9. Annette Aurelie Desmarais and Jim Handy: Food Sovereignty, Food Security: Markets and Dispossession10. Belinda Dodson and Allison Goebel: Food Security and GenderPart 3: Chemicals and Environmental Health: Defining Safety11. Nancy Langston: Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment12. Joel A. Tickner: Chemicals Policy in the United States - The Need for New Directions13. Jody A. Roberts: Politics in a Bottle: BPA, Children's Health, and the Fight for Toxics Reform14. Sarah A. Vogel: Of Baby Bottles and Bisphenol A: Debates about the safety of an endocrine disruptorPart 4: Ecosystem Management: Protecting Nature and Livelihoods15. Daniel Simberloff: Biological Invasions: Impacts, Management, and Controversies16. Banu Subramaniam: The Aliens in our Midst: Managing Our Ecosystems17. Judith S. Weiss: Controversies in Aquatic Sciences18. Sainath Suryanarayanan: On an Economic Treadmill of Agriculture: Efforts to Resolve Pollinator DeclineContributorsIndex