Science, Technology & Society

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Transformative Media

Intersectional Technopolitics from Indymedia to #BlackLivesMatter

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In an era of social media dominance, Transformative Media reveals the often invisible, transformative media practices of marginalized groups.

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Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence

The Canadian Case

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In a critical analysis of the profound shift to big data practices among intelligence agencies, Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence highlights the challenges for civil liberties, human rights, and privacy protection.

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Digital Lives in the Global City

Contesting Infrastructures

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Digital Lives in the Global City asks how digital technologies are remaking urban life around the world, from migrant work in Singapore to digital debt in Toronto, illegal buildings in Mumbai, and targeted policing in New York.

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Fixing Niagara Falls

Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World’s Most Famous Waterfall

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Long considered a natural wonder, the world’s most famous waterfall is anything but. Fixing Niagara Falls reveals the engineering and politics behind the transformation of Niagara Falls.

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Medicine and Morality

Crises in the History of a Profession

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The first historical study of morality and science in Canadian medicine, Medicine and Morality shows how moments of doubt in doctors’ impartiality resulted in changes to how medicine was done, and even to the very definition of medical practice itself.

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Delivering Policy

The Contested Politics of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Canada

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Delivering Policy explores how the tension between science and politics shaped the long and fraught path to Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

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Made Modern

Science and Technology in Canadian History

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The first major collection of its kind in thirty years, Made Modern explores the role of science and technology in shaping Canadians’ experience of themselves and their place in the modern world.

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Health Advocacy, Inc.

How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement

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In this unsettling analysis of the breast cancer movement in Canada, health activist, scholar, award-winning journalist, and cancer survivor Sharon Batt investigates the changing relationship between patient advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the contentious role of pharma funding.

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Disarming Intervention

A Critical History of Non-Lethality

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Disarming Intervention traces the social, historical, and legal legitimization of non-lethal weapons in the United States.

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Our Chemical Selves

Gender, Toxics, and Environmental Health

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This collection provides a critical, interdisciplinary analysis of how everyday exposures to common chemicals are adversely affecting the health of Canadians and reveals the connections between social inequity, environmental risks, and the gendered division of health burdens in Canada.

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