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The Science of Satyug
The Science of Satyug (February 2021)
Class, Charisma, and Vedic Revivalism in the All World Gayatri Pariwar
Daniel Heifetz - Author

The first in-depth study of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a modern Indian religious movement.

The All World Gayatri Pariwar is a modern religious movement that enjoys wide popularity in North India, particularly among the many STEM workers who joined after becoming disillusioned with their lucrative but unfulfilling private-sector careers. Founded in the mid-twentieth century, the...(Read More)
 
 
South of the Future
South of the Future (December 2020)
Marketing Care and Speculating Life in South Asia and the Americas
Anindita Banerjee - Editor
Debra A. Castillo - Editor

Unique interdisciplinary analysis of gendered and racialized economies of care in South Asia and the Americas.

South Asia and Latin America represent two epicenters of migrant care work and the globalized reproductive market. Yet scholars and the media continue to examine them in geographical and conceptual isolation. South of the Future closes both these gaps. It investigates nannying, elder care, domestic work, and othe...(Read More)
 
 
The Beauty of Detours
The Beauty of Detours (December 2019)
A Batesonian Philosophy of Technology
Yoni Van Den Eede - Author

Proposes an innovative, holistic understanding of technology.

Winner of the 2020 S.I. Hayakawa Book Prize presented by The Institute of General Semantics
Winner of the 2020 Susanne Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form presented by the Media Ecology Association
The Beauty of Detours proposes a new way of understandin...(Read More)
 
 
The Heroic Age of Diving
The Heroic Age of Diving (April 2016)
America's Underwater Pioneers and the Great Wrecks of Lake Erie
Jerry Kuntz - Author

A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America.

Winner of the 2016 Dr. Art Bachrach Literary Award presented by the Historical Diving Society

Silver Medalist, 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Sports/Fitness/Recreation Category

Beginning in 1837, some of the most brilliant engineers of America’s Industria...(Read More)
 
 
Destiny Domesticated
Destiny Domesticated (March 2014)
The Rebirth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Technology
Jos de Mul - Author
Bibi van den Berg - With translation assistance from

Analyzes contemporary technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy.

Destiny Domesticated investigates three ways Western civilization has tried to tame fate: the heroic affirmation of fate in the tragic culture of the Greeks, the humble acceptance of divine providence in Christianity, and the abolition of fate in modern technological society. Against this background, Jos de Mul argues that the u...(Read More)
 
 
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI)
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI) (April 2011)
Douglas A. Vakoch - Editor

Highlights the most recent developments in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), and advocates a diverse range of approaches to make SETI increasingly more powerful and effective in the years to come.

In April 2010, fifty years to the month after the first experiment in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), scholars from a range of disciplines—including astronomy, mathematics, ...(Read More)
 
 
Biotechnology
Biotechnology (July 2009)
Our Future as Human Beings and Citizens
Sean D. Sutton - Editor

Considers the ethics and challenges of biotechnology.

An essential introduction to a controversial yet crucial field of research, Biotechnology surveys recent advances in the field and offers a wide range of opinions for and against expanding this new branch of science. Incisively examining such key topics as therapeutic cloning, genetic enhancement, stem cell therapy, and the use of psychotropic drugs such ...(Read More)

 
 
Postphenomenology and Technoscience
Postphenomenology and Technoscience (March 2009)
The Peking University Lectures
Don Ihde - Author

Maps the future of phenomenological thought, accounting for how technology expands our means of experiencing the world.

A revised form of phenomenology, postphenomenology aims to overcome the limitations of subjectivism and its largely dystopian stance toward science and technology. Timely and insightful, this book provides a useful introduction to postphenomenology, asking how it can effectively transform classica...(Read More)
 
 
Quantum Theory
Quantum Theory (March 2009)
A Philosopher's Overview
Salvator Cannavo - Author

Explores what can be known within quantum theory, with special emphasis on the difference between prediction and explanation.

In straightforward and nontechnical language, a philosopher of science goes to the very heart of what is still the central subject in modern physics, namely, quantum theory, with its astonishing ability to predict—yet not explain. There, he encounters and unravels the maze of bewilderi...(Read More)
 
 
Portable Communities
Portable Communities (October 2008)
The Social Dynamics of Online and Mobile Connectedness
Mary Chayko - Author

RUNNER-UP – 2009 Association for Humanist Sociology Book Award

Looks at the social implications of having constant access to others through cell phones, wireless computers, and other electronic devices.

“I blog, text, IM, email, and I don’t like to be without my cell phone or have to shut it off—even in a theater. Let’s put it this way, my ‘connections&r...(Read More)
 
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