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Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 466, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 369, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 226, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 182, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 70, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 65, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
New Literary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.83, CiteScore: 2)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.188, CiteScore: 0)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Narrative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
MFS Modern Fiction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Narrative Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Review of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.601, CiteScore: 2)
American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Yearbook of Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Mouseion: J. of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary J. of Jewish Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Theory & Event     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 0)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.556, CiteScore: 1)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Studies in Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Literature and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
MLN     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Toronto J. of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Monumenta Nipponica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.554, CiteScore: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
The Velvet Light Trap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Seoul J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Ohio History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Symposium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of the Society of Christian Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Partial Answers: J. of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Transactions of the American Philological Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
Oceanic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 0)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Azalea: J. of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
philoSOPHIA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 0)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Southern Literary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
The Comparatist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.427, CiteScore: 1)
Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
Joyce Studies Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)

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      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Anthropological Studies of Mobile Phones
    • Abstract: As far as I am aware, The Cell Phone (2006) was the first attempt at an ethnography of the mobile phone.1 Our funding came from UK aid, and this meant we had quite specific concerns with the impact of the phone upon poverty. One result of this was that we emphasized the way people expanded their social connections. In order just to get by, many Jamaicans without any income tried to find ways to "link-up" with Jamaicans who had some kind of income. This was in contrast with much of the more general writing of the time, which showed how connections via mobile phone tended to replicate the tight network of close friends and relatives.2What makes an approach anthropological is partly how one draws conclusions from this ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Volume 60 (2019)
    • Abstract: Abnet, D., (R) 1128Accidents: Aldrich, Back on Track: American Railroad Accidents and Safety, 1965–2015, (R) 1117Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above, Kaplan, C., (R) 915The Age of Machinery: Engineering the Industrial Revolution, 1770–1850, Cookson, G., (R) 630Agriculture: Marez, Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance, (R) 924; Wolfe, Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico, (R) 317Aidoo, F., (R) 324Aiken, K., "'The Environmental Consequences . . . Were Calamitous': Smelter Smoke Controversies in Progressive Era America, 1899–1918," 132"Akarnan: The Stethoscope and Making of Modern Ayurveda, Bengal, c. 1894–1952," Mukharji, P., 953"The ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Back on Track: American Railroad Accidents and Safety, 1965–2015 by
           Mark Aldrich (review)
    • Abstract: In Back on Track: American Railroad Accidents and Safety, 1965–2015, Mark Aldrich extends his previous analysis of railroad accidents and injuries into the present. The period explored encompasses a complicated and quickly shifting safety terrain shaped by technological advancements, interference from federal regulators, and a society that no longer had faith in corporations. During this period, the railroad industry made advances in carriage design, automation, protection of passengers, and elimination of accidents at stations and crossings, among other areas. Throughout the period examined, accidents of various types sometimes increased, belying any easy narrative of success and progress. As Aldrich argues ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Promise of Infrastructure ed. by Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta, and Hannah
           Appel (review)
    • Abstract: The Promise of Infrastructure emerged from a 2014 seminar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. Its first iteration was a series of brief posts that appeared on the Cultural Anthropology website in 2015: "The Infrastructure Toolbox." These posts were varied and evocative, and they offered a useful starting point for a student's journey into the surprisingly rich, nuanced, and complex world of the "infrastructure turn." If the original posts offered just enough to pique one's interest, the full-length versions now published in The Promise of Infrastructure pull together and engage in much greater depth the key themes of the Santa Fe conference. At the same time, however, the volume seeks to more ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Designing an Internet by David D. Clark (review)
    • Abstract: Designing an Internet is an excellent, book-long case study in a key theme in the history of technology: the technologies we rely upon might well have evolved along different paths, and thinking through possible futures requires understanding the decisions (and assumptions, and coincidences) that got us to where we are. In Designing an Internet, David D. Clark walks readers through how the Internet works, alternate ways an internet might work, and the history that led to one design winning over another.This is partly a book about history ("The design of the Internet evolved as it was reduced to practice, and its design carries its history in various decisions and the interactions among them" [p. 129]) and it takes ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale by Deborah R.
           Coen (review)
    • Abstract: Deborah Coen's book is a study of the emergence and rise of dynamic climatology in the Austrian (after 1867, the Austro-Hungarian) Empire. Her analysis follows the theme of "scaling" used by an array of Austrian and other Imperial scientists within the Empire. Where previous scholars have concentrated on the work of Scandinavian, British, German, and American meteorologists and climatologists, Coen studies the development of dynamic climatology amongst Austrian, Czech, and other "Imperial-Royal scientists" (her designation, chap. 3), and argues that their political and cultural environment helped lead them into becoming dynamic climatologists in the first place and shaped their scientific work and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Authors and Apparatus: A Media History of Copyright by Monika Dommann
           (review)
    • Abstract: "We historians always come to things late," Monika Dommann writes in an epigraph for the ages. It is the curious weakness of history as a discipline to pick up on new theories and methodologies only after they are no longer new. That can also be a strength when historians resist making hasty, monocausal conclusions, though as Dommann notes, even the best scholars can get carried away when interpreting the meaning and impact of new technologies, notably the Internet. A professor at the University of Zurich, Dommann has provided a sweeping account of shifting attitudes toward property rights and associated interest groups in Western Europe and the United States, primarily between 1850 and 1980. Her book offers a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic by Seb Franklin (review)
    • Abstract: Opening by invoking Daniel Bell's concept of the postindustrial society, Seb Franklin's Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic examines how and why people in the late twentieth century believed they had entered a revolutionary era defined not just by the digital computer, but by an entire constellation of social and cultural transformations. To understand such periodization, Franklin analyzes the "cultural logic" that undergirds it and explores the harmful effects of applying that logic to people and society (p. xiv). This logic, he argues, is control, "the episteme grounding late capitalism" (p. xv) which enables both euphemistic phrases, such as "postindustrial society," and the capitalist exploitation that ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine by Jeremy A. Greene (review)
    • Abstract: What is a prescription drug' It is, of course, a pill, injection, or infusion that we take to cure or treat disease. It also is a technology, created by humans and intertwined with innovation systems, regulatory policy, and marketing. Yet most histories of pharmaceuticals either have focused on medical aspects (quality, safety, and efficacy); political dimensions (debates over marketing, pricing, and insurance); or anthropological perspectives (human stories of discovery, testing, and use) of pharmaceuticals. Jeremy Greene's thoroughly researched and insightful analysis of generic drugs helpfully crosses boundaries between these types of histories while raising, but not resolving, intriguing questions about how to ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost
           Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks (review)
    • Abstract: Programmed Inequality focuses on the British government's reluctance to leverage a group of trained women workers when attempting to strengthen the nation's computer industry during the 1960s and 1970s, even though these women accounted for the majority of the workforce in government computing and data processing departments beginning from the Second World War. Marie Hicks unpacks the history of these women operators of office machines and computers for UK civil service offices from 1930 to 1979. Hicks emphasizes a process of labor feminization, where gendered civil service ranks and promotion policies greatly limited the career choices of women typists and operators but spurred their unionized resistance. ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication
           of Power ed. by Sheila Jasanoff and Sang-Hyun Kim (review)
    • Abstract: The role of organized, imaginative labor in grand projects such as nationalism, modernization, or globalization has long been a central concern for historians, anthropologists, and social theorists. The place of science and technology within these projects—their dynamic interplay with questions of social order and political authority—however, remains a relative blind spot. This is the core assertion behind Dreamscapes of Modernity.The volume is the most notable recent effort to bridge a persistent gap between STS—with its attention to networks, materiality, and technoscientific controversies—and political and cultural theory's emphasis on normativity, asymmetry, and power. To do so, its authors join a recent push ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China's
           Borderlands by Judd C. Kinzley (review)
    • Abstract: By the time Judd Kinzley's new book was first published in June 2018, China had already dramatically escalated an aggressive effort to secure the restive Muslim population in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in the far west of country. Cameras with facial recognition technology and checkpoints policed virtually every street corner. A more old-fashioned totalitarian move led to the imprisonment of over a million ethnic Uighurs in re-education camps. Kinzley's timely book provides an explanation for how and why the Chinese state arrived at these draconian measures. Using a wide array of archival sources from China, Taiwan, the Russian Federation, and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Kinzley argues for a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World by
           Nancy Langston (review)
    • Abstract: Lake Superior is extraordinary. By surface area, it is the largest lake in the world, and it is bigger by volume than all of the other Great Lakes combined, containing a remarkable 12 percent of the world's fresh water. It is also an unusually cold lake, though it is one of the fastest-warming lakes in the world. As Nancy Langston shows in Sustaining Lake Superior, it embodies the environmental challenges to be faced as the climate continues to warm. Langston, a professor of environmental history and member of the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University, is the perfect person to tell this story. She made her reputation as an environmental historian with two influential histories of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Passwords: Philology, Security, Authentication by Brian Lennon (review)
    • Abstract: This book is ostensibly about the many intersections of the humanities and technology, primarily in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In truth, it is a sustained attack on the digital humanities as the latest form of "cryptophilology," Lennon's term for humanities scholarship in service to, or in collusion with, military and national security interests.In the preface, Lennon observes (p. xvi) that "the historical braid joining modern cryptology as a state security practice with modern philology as its literary other has never completely unraveled." That would have been a marvelous premise for a history of the relationship between technology and the humanities. Unfortunately, Lennon uses it as a platform for ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology by
           Adrienne Mayor (review)
    • Abstract: Clank, clatter, clank—is that Marley's chained ghost' No, it's Talos, a bronze giant from ancient Greek mythology constructed by Hephaestus, the Olympian blacksmith, to patrol the island of Crete and defend it from pirate raids. Mayor says he was the first robot, a self-propelled creature built according to Zeus's divine command.Gods and Robots is an absorbing study of ancient mythological and historical automata that explores their origins and significance in the ancient and modern worlds. It will intrigue anyone interested in mythology, ancient and modern robotics, and the genesis of artificial intelligence. Adrienne Mayor is a research scholar in Stanford University's classics department, investigating ancient ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Lives of Guns ed. by Jonathan Obert, Andrew Poe, and Austin Sarat
           (review)
    • Abstract: Today, the subject of firearms is highly controversial, permeating conversations of culture, society, law, violence, and politics. In their collection of essays representing an array of beliefs and opinions on The Lives of Guns, Jonathan Obert, Andrew Poe, and Austin Sarat attempt to highlight the complicated nature of firearms use and ownership in the United States from an interdisciplinary standpoint. Through an academic exercise, the essayists animate the inanimate, examining the material culture of guns as moral agents rather than objects with no power or influence over human factors.Such a task is no easy feat, as the number of directions one can go is nearly limitless and scholarship on the materiality of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Refrigerator: The Story of Cool in the Kitchen by Helen Peavitt (review)
    • Abstract: The history of refrigeration touches upon many different disciplines, subdisciplines, and subjects. It obviously includes the history of technology, but it also involves social history, business history, the history of food, and many aspects of anthropology, public health, and sociology, too. It is unreasonable to expect any book to give all of these subjects equal or even significant attention, but the history of technology ought to be far closer to the center of the story than it is in this particular history.While Peavitt mentions the various technologies that made both refrigerators and refrigeration possible, she explains none of them. Indeed, for a book that is nominally about electric household refrigerators ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Before the Refrigerator: How We Used to Get Ice by Jonathan Rees (review)
    • Abstract: In an age of climate change, coldness seems more fragile and fleeting than ever. Permafrost thaws, and icebergs cave off into the sea. But within American kitchens and supermarket aisles, electric-powered refrigerators hum along steadily, delivering a chill so commonplace that it hardly generates a second thought.Jonathan Rees's Before the Refrigerator offers perspective on this modern phenomenon. The book reconstructs a time when the chill within American households depended directly on ice's fate. It traces how nineteenth-century Americans carefully preserved, managed, and controlled ice and in so doing lay the groundwork for mechanical refrigeration.The book begins by elucidating the steps by which natural ice ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans by Helen M. Rozwadowski (review)
    • Abstract: Helen Rozwadowski has long been an evangelist for the idea that the oceans themselves have a history, and one to which historians and their publics should pay increased attention. Where her previous volumes have provided meaningful contributions to this history, this masterful new book serves both as a well-argued extended essay renewing the call and as an insightful response to it on a broader scale than before. Specifically, Rozwadowski argues that the human relationship with the sea extends back to our evolutionary ancestors. That relationship grew closer and more complicated as the modern world industrialized and globalized. To understand its history, she says, we must pay attention to the ways in which humans ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Coal, Steam and Ships: Engineering, Enterprise and Empire on the
           Nineteenth-Century Seas by Crosbie Smith (review)
    • Abstract: Crosbie Smith's latest book is the culmination of his long train of work on the subject of energy in the British culture. From "Work and Waste: Political Economy and Natural Philosophy in Nineteenth Century Britain" (History of Science, 1989) to Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin (Cambridge University Press, 1989) to The Science of Energy: A Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britain (Athlone and University of Chicago Press, 1998), Smith has led our understanding of how the concept of "energy" reshaped both the scientific and cultural landscapes of Great Britain.While the previous works were often landlocked, Coal, Steam and Ships is specifically situated where Britain's strategic ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Thrifty Science: Making the Most of Materials in the History of Experiment
           by Simon Werrett (review)
    • Abstract: Thrifty Science takes the reader on a fascinating and novel tour of early modern science, wending its way through homes and gardens, auction houses, and instrument shops. In unpacking notions of thrift—in their many guises of maintenance, repair, repurposing, reuse, and exchange—Werrett asks how early modern scientific practitioners adopted and adapted the materials for their experiments. Here "thrift was as much moral as material" (p. 21) and reflected the way "experimenters were keen to explore a variety of uses of mundane material objects that were ready to hand in order to learn about nature" (p. 16). The book is foremost a contribution to the growing literature on the material culture and practice of science ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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