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Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 489, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 387, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 243, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 210, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 78, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56, 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: 45, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
New Literary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.83, CiteScore: 2)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.188, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
MFS Modern Fiction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 0)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
Narrative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Narrative Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.111, 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 Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Review of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.601, CiteScore: 2)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
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)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Shofar : An Interdisciplinary J. of Jewish Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Mouseion: J. of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Theory & Event     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 Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
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: 13)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
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)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
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)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
MLN     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Literature and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Oceanic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Toronto J. of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
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)
The Velvet Light Trap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Monumenta Nipponica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Seoul J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of the Society of Christian Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.14, 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)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
Ohio History     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)
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Symposium     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)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Transactions of the American Philological Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hispanófila     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Antipodes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
philoSOPHIA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
Southern Literary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
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: 4)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
The Comparatist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Azalea: J. of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)

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  • Producing Electric Light: How Resource Scarcity Affected Light Bulbs,
           1880–1914
    • Abstract: The soft, warm glow of light bulbs has lit homes for over a century. Consumer demand for the right type of warm glow prompted a mad dash for precious resources to manufacture bulbs. Historically, a lighted home was a luxury—wood in the fireplace or candles were lit sparingly. The introduction of gas and electric lighting enabled people and companies to light up homes and streets. Artificial lighting changed our habits, made nightlife possible, and reformed the arts.1 Lighting in the form of the iconic tungsten light bulb, with filaments wound in circles or shaped in spirals, came to represent good ideas, wealth, and modernity. It was an object that carried visions, values, and ideas about our common future—a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Landline Natives: Telephone Practices since the 1950s as Innovation
    • Abstract: Where it has meant most to me was actually mostly when I was a young adult when I could talk on the telephone for hours, I mean a really, really long time sitting there, talking to my girlfriends. I never do that anymore. And I can remember becoming a single mom, getting divorced and then that telephone was my life’s blood. Even though I was at home alone, I could communicate with the world around me.1 The telephone is an integral technology of modern life. Alongside the railroad, television, and personal computers, it is a technology we associate with radical social transformation. Telephony has changed how conversations unfold, their spatial and temporal limits, and our understanding of private or public talk. ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Technology and Tradition in Mesoamerica after the Spanish Invasion:
           Archeological Perspectives ed. by Rani T. Alexander (review)
    • Abstract: How should we understand and interpret the history of technology in post-conquest, colonial, and postcolonial Latin America' How did individuals and communities draw on both indigenous practices and European introductions as they pursued production and consumption through the long colonial and into the modern era' How did these practices vary across locality and region, and across time, in non-linear fashion'This fascinating edited volume offers a set of nine superbly focused studies by a talented group of archeologists examining the history of technology in Mesoamerica. They do not simply present conventional histories of the conquest of indigenous technology through European artefacts, techniques, and practices ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Grand Designers: The Evolution of the Airplane in the 20th Century by
           John D. Anderson Jr. (review)
    • Abstract: Even the most cursory comparison of a Wright Flyer and a modern airliner leaves no doubt about the dizzying rate of change in aircraft technology throughout the twentieth century. In his latest book, National Air & Space Museum Curator of Aerodynamics John D. Anderson Jr. investigates what he describes as the “intellectual methodology” of conceptual aircraft design that drove the swift improvement of aviation technology. Anderson follows the careers of several “grand designers”—the Wright Brothers, Frank Barnwell, Arthur Raymond, R. J. Mitchell, Edgar Schmued, and Kelly Johnson—revealing the design processes these men used to transform their ideas into highly successful aircraft. As Anderson explains, conceptual ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Technocrats of the Imagination: Art, Technology, and the
           Military-Industrial Avant-Garde by John Beck and Ryan Bishop (review)
    • Abstract: Fifty years ago, the art world experienced an invigorating wave of projects, programs, and exhibitions connecting engineers, artists, and corporate patrons. Since then, many researchers, mostly art historians and “new media” scholars, but also historians of technology, have explored this diverse array of creative collaborations. John Beck and Ryan Bishop’s Technocrats of the Imagination (they are professors of modern literature and global arts, respectively) gives a new perspective on this union of art and technology and its implications for similar initiatives underway today.Few of the artists, curators, and engineers I have encountered in archival collections or in-person interviews would categorize themselves ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon by Paul David Blanc
           (review)
    • Abstract: This is an important, deeply researched contribution to the history of the occupational diseases stemming from the manufacture of rayon and cellophane. Relying on archives and an impressive knowledge of primary resources in several languages, Paul David Blanc traces the story from earliest beginnings to the present. Although the manufacture of these products involves several hazardous chemicals, the main villain in the drama is carbon disulfide (CS2), which exists in nature but was synthesized in a laboratory in the late eighteenth century. Its first use, in the 1840s, was as an anesthetic, for which it fortunately proved unsatisfactory, since experiments soon demonstrated it would kill laboratory mice. But CS2 ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone by
           Antoine J. Bousquet (review)
    • Abstract: This book is an overview of military perception technologies, dating from the Renaissance until today. With such a long time-span and broad definition of technologies ranging from sonar to GPS controlled missiles, Antoine Bousquet provides an interesting analysis of the roots and implications today of present-day warfare. Despite drawing on the critique of the objectifying and static Cartesian understanding of vision, this work does not focus on the cultural consequences of the rationalization of seeing, but its technoscientific foundation and connection to military objectives. Bousquet’s book is therefore a welcome contribution to the STS literature on perception technologies. His compelling historical analysis of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Regenerating Dixie: Electric Energy in the Modern South by Casey P. Cater
           (review)
    • Abstract: Electricity or white coal promised greater industrialization, improved working conditions, and higher standards of living in America’s post-Civil War South. Although most Americans welcomed electrification, Southerners saw its benefits in the form of home lighting, indoor plumbing, and refrigerators, among other amenities. These sensible desires, however, often met roadblocks as the federal government and private power companies fought over policies for the generation, distribution, and control of electrical energy in the South. This battle involved capitalist expansion, environmental exploitation, and governmental programming. Private power companies couched federal entry into the electrical power business as ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • IBM: The Rise and Fall and Reinvention of a Global Icon by James Cortada
           (review)
    • Abstract: Iconic company IBM and its predecessors dominated the punch card and the large or mainframe computer industries until the 1980s. First, under Herman Hollerith and Thomas J. Watson Sr., it shaped and reshaped punched card technology dating from the 1880s to the 1960s. Then, Watson’s son and successor, Thomas (Tom) J. Watson Jr., led the company in forming mainframe computers until the 1970s. The company’s history since the 1980s, however, is more complex. IBM developed the personal computer, then produced and sold millions of them, but earned less than anticipated from both its mainframe and PC activities. The company refocused to software and consulting, sold its PC operations in 2005, and the IBM brand became less ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Stuff of Bits: An Essay on the Materialities of Information by Paul
           Dourish (review)
    • Abstract: In The Stuff of Bits, Paul Dourish surveys the material turn across a range of disciplines with particular attention to what he calls “the materialities of information.” He highlights the imperative to work across traditional scholarly boundaries in order to address the entanglement of social, cultural, and material factors involved in the transmission of information. Whereas most materialist analyses of the digital environment tend to focus on hardware and large-scale computer infrastructure, Dourish concentrates his analysis on software design and development. He acknowledges that software is more malleable than metal or plastic, but maintains that developers nevertheless must contend with multiple material ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Contraception: A Concise History by Donna J. Drucker (review)
    • Abstract: Intrauterine devices made from fishing wire at “contraceptive parties” in 1970s Cuba. Robot-only brothels in twenty-first-century metropolises of Canada and Germany. Herbal teas prepared with pennyroyal in the slavery-era Caribbean to bring on menstruation. These are some of the technologies Donna Drucker describes in Contraception: A Concise History—a book that asks what the history of technology might look like from the vantage point of reproductive justice.The result is a dynamic, often imaginative synthesis that places power relationships at the center of the development, use, and non-use of contraceptive technologies. That is because for Drucker, employing a reproductive justice framework meant attending to ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Editorial
    • Abstract: The production of this issue coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic unfolding across the globe. The health crisis has focused our minds on what we as scholars could thankfully still do from home in an ICT-rich environment, while others could not. Front-line personnel in healthcare, along with warehouse, food-processing, and delivery employees made it possible for us to work in the safety of our homes: networking with and facilitating a global network of scholars. Crises like Covid-19 bring into focus what is usually hidden from view. The technological history of flawed utopias— futures where innovations like information age technologies promised to be the answer to all social ills—should remind us that any kind of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History by William H. Garzke
           Jr. et al. (review)
    • Abstract: The authors of this comprehensive work contextually explain the design, construction, and operation of complex systems. The topic is military technology, specifically naval construction and warfare, and the general lessons for many technological systems. The authors, recognized field experts, are naval architects, marine engineers, a graphic engineer, and chairs or members of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Marine Forensics Committee.Lifelong study precedes such a magisterial work. Readers interested in nautical technology are familiar with authors Garzke and Dulin, co-writers of Naval Institute Press’s Battleship Trilogy (published 1976–95). With author Jurens, Battleship Bismarck ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Modern Things on Trial: Islam’s Global and Material Reformation in the
           Age of Rida, 1865–1935 by Leor Halevi (review)
    • Abstract: In the five decades either side of 1900, the Muslim world faced a flood of new products, technological innovations, and new ways of doing things, coming from Western civilization. This made Muslims anxious whether it was permissible in religious terms to use these—often very seductive— novelties. Consequently, they asked a mufti for advice. The collections of fatwas issued throughout the Muslim world in this period are testament to the anxieties occasioned by the great onslaught of material modernity.In Modern Things on Trial, Leor Halevi identifies some of the products and innovations that were a source of concern. He then examines how one great mufti was able to demonstrate to what extent something that ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • An Underground Guide to Sewers, or: Down, Through & Out in Paris,
           London, New York &c by Stephen Halliday (review)
    • Abstract: In the old days, a survey course in world history might be described as “Rome to Roosevelt.” This survey of sewer history could be called “tapered terracotta to the Thames Tideway Tunnel.” It begins with a short but gripping “Prelude” describing nineteenth-century cholera epidemics: a timely, grim reminder that it took six decades for humans to understand the relation between sewers and disease in order to bring cholera under control.Then the book launches into an account of sewers in world history. The first two chapters describe sewer devices and systems used in antiquity (mostly in Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, with nods to China and India) and medieval Europe. But the core of the book is a tale of two cities: ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Barriers Down: How American Power and Free-Flow Policies Shaped Global
           Media by Diana Lemberg (review)
    • Abstract: Diana Lemberg examines how journalists, media producers, academics, and policymakers set out to define a uniquely American approach to global press and speech freedoms that shaped U.S. foreign policy post–World War II. The United States cultivated trade and diplomatic policies designed to reduce cross-border restrictions on information exchange and increase the flow of American media overseas. While Americans initially defended “freedom of information” as a weapon to combat fascism and communism, “free flow” policies became central to U.S. efforts to contest European media protectionism and to spread American influence in newly independent countries during decolonization. Weaving together intellectual and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Well-Being, Sustainability and Social Development: The Netherlands
           1850–2050 by Harry Lintsen et al. (review)
    • Abstract: In the field of history of technology, Dutch scholars are known for their ability to launch large-scale research projects and conclude them with multi-volume publication series. The book series “Technology in the Netherlands in the nineteenth century” with six volumes, and “Technology in the Netherlands in the twentieth century” with seven volumes (published in Dutch by Walburgpers), are impressive examples of what can be achieved when scholars pool their intellectual resources.This latest work by the proficient Dutch history of technology group might seem no different in that the group effort involved not only these four authors but many more scholars, and the result is a long-term history of the Netherlands seen ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Gun in Central Africa: A History of Technology and Politics by Giacomo
           Macola (review)
    • Abstract: Written by Giacomo Macola, a specialist of African history, this book studies precolonial African societies’ political, social, and cultural relationship with the exogenous technology of firearms. This publication has been well received in the field of African studies as an important contribution to understanding the complex political landscape of the central savannah, a broad region spreading between current-day Angola, Zambia, DR Congo, and Malawi. Macola focuses on the long nineteenth century, a period which another specialist of African history, Richard Reid, has identified as the African military revolution in his book, Warfare in African History (2012). This timeframe corresponds to the rather late ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Superrealistas. Rayos X y vanguardias artísticas by Ana Lamata Manuel
           (review)
    • Abstract: Art historian Ana Lamata Manuel offers an outstanding analysis of the echoes of X-rays in continental Europe’s artistic and literary practices of the early twentieth century. Although interaction between the history of science and technology and the history of literature and the arts is not new in the Spanish-speaking world, few works in Spanish have analyzed with such depth and richness the impact of radiology on the artistic avant-gardes.Lamata shows how X-rays were linked to the epistemological and aesthetic model embraced by artists and writers working under the “super realist” banner. A closer look at the cultural context in which Roentgen’s discovery was embedded reveals X-rays alongside a whole set of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Big Science Fiction: Kernfusion und Popkultur in den USA by Simon
           Märkl (review)
    • Abstract: The original idea for this book is reflected in its title: “Big Science” always involves expectations about the future and the aim to shape it through technology. To raise the necessary public funding, big science promoters rely on fictitious narratives about the future and the potential benefits of their technology. Such “big science fiction” is more persuasive if it resonates with popular culture. Simon Märkl’s case is well-chosen: nuclear fusion has been one of the largest post-war big science goals. Unlike electronics, space and nuclear fission, fusion has nevertheless remained futuristic. Neither its technological feasibility nor its commercial worth has ever been demonstrated.Märkl’s book, based on his Ph.D. ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Origins of American Strategic Bombing Theory by Craig Morris (review)
    • Abstract: A valuable contribution to a crowded field, Craig Morris’s ably researched and well-written book builds on the work of major scholars, notably Tami Davis Biddle, Mark Clodfelter, Stephen McFarland, and John Buckley, to argue that American strategic bombing doctrine stemmed from an interaction among airpower theory, aircraft technology, organizational dynamics, and political forces. Morris, assistant professor of history at the U.S. Air Force Academy, emphasizes external factors rather than the Air Corps and focuses on the 1926 Air Corps Act as the turning point for strategic bombing. He suggests that the concept of strategic bombing was poorly developed, not least due to the lack of a defensive national security ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Engineering the Environment: Phytotrons and the Quest for Climate Control
           in the Cold War by David P. D. Munns (review)
    • Abstract: The attentive sci-fi lover may observe that strewn across Huxley’s Brave New World, Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, and Herbert’s Dune are claims that genes and the environment together shape the forms that life takes. Until recently, however, historians of twentieth-century biology have predominantly focused on attempts to control genetics while overlooking similar ambitions for controlling the environment. David Munns’s Engineering the Environment fills this historiographical gap with a story about how plant physiologists built a facility to predictably control plant growth—the phytotron.Phytotrons, computer-controlled rooms that created various climatic conditions for studying and optimizing plant growth ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Technology and the Environment in State-Socialist Hungary: An Economic
           History by Viktor Pál (review)
    • Abstract: Since environmental histories are currently en vogue, it was only a matter of time before studies dealing with the former Eastern Bloc emerged. Pál’s monograph belongs to a handful of new studies that analyze the environmental policies of state socialist governments, without telling stories of mere neglect or even intentional “ecocide”—a term coined by Murray Feshbach and Alfred Friendly Jr. in Ecocide in the USSR: Health and Nature Under Siege (1992). From the outset, the author rejects any hint at state-socialist exceptionalism on how the Hungarian government dealt with environmental issues. Instead, Pál investigates the often intricate and sometimes mutually beneficial relationship between technology and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Train and the Telegraph: A Revisionist History by Benjamin Sidney
           Michael Schwantes (review)
    • Abstract: In 1876, to commemorate the first centenary of the United States, Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives published a lithograph, “The Progress of the Century.” At the center of the lithograph, a telegrapher with his machine; behind him, three uses of steam engines—to drive a printing press, a steamboat, and a train. The lithograph expressed several American beliefs: that technology powered progress, that telegraphs and steam engines were the most transformative technologies of the age, and that one of the most important uses of steam engines was railroads.Because Americans by 1876 were used to seeing telegraphs along railroad tracks, it is easy to assume that railroads and telegraphs immediately bonded. They had ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Tale of Three Thirsty Cities: The Innovative Water Systems of Toledo,
           London and Paris in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century by
           Jaime-Chaim Shulman (review)
    • Abstract: Water supply systems are a convenient yardstick for comparing societies’ technological capabilities. After all, no society can survive for long without effective arrangements for the regular provision of water. Jaime-Chaim Shulman has studied water supply projects in three European cities in the sixteenth century. He thus contributes both to our knowledge of building urban water supply systems in the early modern period and insight into how city authorities under different political regimes handled large-scale public works. While his focus is early modern Europe, Shulman contextualizes his subject by devoting a long introductory chapter to water-lifting devices, from Graeco-Roman times and the early Islamic world ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Straßenverkehr und soziale Sichtbarkeit: Das Massenmedium Straße in
           Chicago 1900–1930 by David Sittler (review)
    • Abstract: An individual’s ability to use public spaces, based on aspects like race, class, gender, and age, is as topical an issue today as it was in early twentieth century Chicago. David Sittler argues that urban streets are a form of media— being on the street means constantly participating in media-technologies of social visibility that resonate through that street’s material elements; these are read by others on the street and amplified in the printed media. Sittler defines “Bilder-Verkehr” (“picture traffic”), the subject of his study, as all the “pictures” that can be visually perceived by any traffic participant on the street (p. 37). From different viewpoints, Sittler studies the physical practices on Michigan ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mass Media, Consumerism and National Identity in Postwar Japan by Martyn
           David Smith (review)
    • Abstract: The starting point for this study is the contention that, in the modern world, national identity is no longer defined in the political or military terms of the past, but rather in relation to “the pursuit of the good life through consumption.” What we are, as individuals and citizens, has come to be determined by our consumption choices in a conflicted process, mediated through popular culture, rooting national identity in the practices of everyday life. Nowhere has this been more the case than in post– World War II Japan, where devastating defeat necessitated the search for something to replace the discredited forms of prewar nationalism. In this context, economic growth and rising living standards proved to be ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750–1865
           by Jeremy Zallen (review)
    • Abstract: Herman Melville diagnosed the social and environmental cost of the whaling industry when he warned nineteenth-century readers: “For God’s sake, be economical with your lamps and candles! not a gallon you burn, but at least one drop of man’s blood was spilled for it.” In coruscating prose, Jeremy Zallen makes the case that histories of lighting have for too long been blinded by teleological narratives of technological progress. Whereas technology historian David Nye has shown how electrification became a symbol of bourgeois political values, by looking at early organic lighting technologies, Zallen argues that lighting has a spatial, environmental, and labor history beyond its use-value.Employing the spatial ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Radiation Nation: Three Mile Island and the Political Transformation of
           the 1970s by Natasha Zaretsky (review)
    • Abstract: Natasha Zaretsky’s approach to the 1979 nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, is deeply rooted in cultural history, yet also draws on political economy. The big question looming over Radiation Nation, as well as her earlier work, No Direction Home, is “how the New Left revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s transformed American culture and society but failed to halt the nation’s rightward political march” (p. xix). She makes an original contribution to the literature, centered on gender and family. She contends that the upsurge of local protest over this disaster led to a profound realignment of American conservative politics, drawing on various strands of leftist movements in the 1960s and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Technik als Motor der Modernisierung ed. by Thomas Zoglauer, Karsten Weber
           and Hans Fries (review)
    • Abstract: This edited volume poses a question familiar to readers of Technology and Culture: is “technology the engine of modernization'” Despite no question mark in the main title, Thomas Zoglauer in his introductory essay makes it clear that the volume should be read as an attempt to further the discussion about “the interaction between technology and society” (p. 23). Twenty-five years after Merritt Roe Smith and Leo Marx asked: Does Technology Drive History' (1994), we still do not seem to have overcome “The Dilemma of Technological Determinism,” to quote Smith and Marx’s subtitle. Considering the widespread use of concepts like “co-evolution” and “co-construction” in the history and sociology of technology for almost ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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