Science, Technology & Society

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A Stake in the Future

Redefining the Canadian Mineral Industry

UBC Press

A comprehensive study of the Whitehorse Mining Initiative, which aimed to revitalize the mining industry.

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Plants of British Columbia

Scientific and Common Names of Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, and Lichens

UBC Press

An up-to-date checklist of the current valid taxonomy for all vascular plants, bryophytes, and lichens in British Columbia.

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Prometheus Wired

The Hope for Democracy in the Age of Network Technology

UBC Press

Describing and documenting the actual effects of computer networks on people's experience in the workplace, marketplace, and community, the book argues that the conditions of surveillance and corporate control far outweigh those of information access as key elements in the social and political presence of network computing.

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Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World

UBC Press

Increasingly, Indigenous people are being drawn into global networks. In the long term, cultural isolation is unlikely to be a viable – even if sometimes desired – option, so how can Indigenous people protect and advance their cultural values in the face of pressure from an interconnected world?

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Wired to the World, Chained to the Home

Telework in Daily Life

UBC Press

Will working from home solve many of society's ills, or create new ghettos? This book analyzes the experiences to look at workload, mobility, work status and gender to understand the implications of telecommuting on employment policies, community planning and daily life patterns.

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Communication Technology

UBC Press

Darin Barney takes a piercing, nuanced look at how communication technologies are changing democratic life in Canada, and whether technological mediation of political communication has an effect on political practice.

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The Culture of Flushing

A Social and Legal History of Sewage

UBC Press

Iinvestigates and clarifies the murky evolution of waste treatment – in a time when community water quality can no longer be taken for granted.

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Emerging Technologies

From Hindsight to Foresight

Edited by Edna Einsiedel
UBC Press

Addresses the ethical, legal, and social dimensions of emerging technologies and assesses their social and policy implications.

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The Technological Imperative in Canada

An Intellectual History

UBC Press

This highly original, seminal study of Canadian theorists of technology and morality shows that Canadian thinkers were not only original and intellectually au courant but also engaging and insightful.

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