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              Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

              Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond (Hardback)

              By Helmreich, Stefan; Contributions by Roosth, Sophia; Friedner, Michele

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              ISBN 9780691164809
              Released AU 1 Oct 2015
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology
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              An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist
               

              An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist (Hardback)

              By Lingel, Professor Jessa

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                15 Jan 20

              How craigslist champions openness, democracy, and other vanishing principles of the early web Begun by Craig Newmark as an e-mail to some friends about cool events happening around San Francisco, craigslist is now the leading classifieds service on the planet. It is also a throwb...ack to the early internet. The website has barely seen an upgrade since it launched in 1996. There are no banner ads. The company doesn't profit off your data. An Internet for the People explores how people use craigslist to buy and sell, find work, and find love-and reveals why craigslist is becoming a lonely outpost in an increasingly corporatized web. Drawing on interviews with craigslist insiders and ordinary users, Jessa Lingel looks at the site's history and values, showing how it has mostly stayed the same while the web around it has become more commercial and far less open. She examines craigslist's legal history, describing the company's courtroom battles over issues of freedom of expression and data privacy, and explains the importance of locality in the social relationships fostered by the site. More than an online garage sale, job board, or dating site, craigslist hold vital lessons for the rest of the web. It is a website that values user privacy over profits, ease of use over slick design, and an ethos of the early web that might just hold the key to a more open, transparent, and democratic internet.
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              ISBN 9780691188904
              Released AU 15 Jan 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology
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              Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

              Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dunbar-Hester, Christina

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              A firsthand look at efforts to improve diversity in software and hackerspace communities Hacking, as a mode of technical and cultural production, is commonly celebrated for its extraordinary freedoms of creation and circulation. Yet surprisingly few women participate in it: rates... of involvement by technologically skilled women are drastically lower in hacking communities than in industry and academia. Hacking Diversity investigates the activists engaged in free and open-source software to understand why, despite their efforts, they fail to achieve the diversity that their ideals support. Christina Dunbar-Hester shows that within this well-meaning volunteer world, beyond the sway of human resource departments and equal opportunity legislation, women face unique challenges. She brings together more than five years of firsthand research: attending software conferences and training events, working on message boards and listservs, and frequenting North American hackerspaces. She explores who participates in voluntaristic technology cultures, to what ends, and with what consequences. Digging deep into the fundamental assumptions underpinning STEM-oriented societies, Dunbar-Hester demonstrates that while the preferred solutions of tech enthusiasts-their hacks of projects and cultures-can ameliorate some of the bugs within their own communities, these methods come up short for issues of unequal social and economic power. Distributing diversity in technical production is not equal to generating justice. Hacking Diversity reframes questions of diversity advocacy to consider what interventions might appropriately broaden inclusion and participation in the hacking world and beyond.
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              ISBN 9780691192888
              Released AU 15 Nov 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology
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              Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture

              Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Peters, Benjamin

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              In the age of search, keywords increasingly organize research, teaching, and even thought itself. Inspired by Raymond Williams's 1976 classic Keywords, the timely collection Digital Keywords gathers pointed, provocative short essays on more than two dozen keywords by leading and ...rising digital media scholars from the areas of anthropology, digital humanities, history, political science, philosophy, religious studies, rhetoric, science and technology studies, and sociology. Digital Keywords examines and critiques the rich lexicon animating the emerging field of digital studies. This collection broadens our understanding of how we talk about the modern world, particularly of the vocabulary at work in information technologies. Contributors scrutinize each keyword independently: for example, the recent pairing of digital and analog is separated, while classic terms such as community, culture, event, memory, and democracy are treated in light of their historical and intellectual importance. Metaphors of the cloud in cloud computing and the mirror in data mirroring combine with recent and radical uses of terms such as information, sharing, gaming, algorithm, and internet to reveal previously hidden insights into contemporary life. Bookended by a critical introduction and a list of over two hundred other digital keywords, these essays provide concise, compelling arguments about our current mediated condition. Digital Keywords delves into what language does in today's information revolution and why it matters.
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              ISBN 9780691167343
              Released AU 15 Jun 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology
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              Watch Me Play: Twitch and the Rise of Game Live Streaming

              Watch Me Play: Twitch and the Rise of Game Live Streaming (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Taylor, T. L.; Series edited by Boellstorff, Tom

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              ISBN 9780691183558
              Released AU 15 Oct 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Series Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology
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              Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture

              Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture (Hardback)

              Edited by Peters, Benjamin

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              In the age of search, keywords increasingly organize research, teaching, and even thought itself. Inspired by Raymond Williams's 1976 classic Keywords, the timely collection Digital Keywords gathers pointed, provocative short essays on more than two dozen keywords by leading and ...rising digital media scholars from the areas of anthropology, digital humanities, history, political science, philosophy, religious studies, rhetoric, science and technology studies, and sociology. Digital Keywords examines and critiques the rich lexicon animating the emerging field of digital studies. This collection broadens our understanding of how we talk about the modern world, particularly of the vocabulary at work in information technologies. Contributors scrutinize each keyword independently: for example, the recent pairing of digital and analog is separated, while classic terms such as community, culture, event, memory, and democracy are treated in light of their historical and intellectual importance. Metaphors of the cloud in cloud computing and the mirror in data mirroring combine with recent and radical uses of terms such as information, sharing, gaming, algorithm, and internet to reveal previously hidden insights into contemporary life. Bookended by a critical introduction and a list of over two hundred other digital keywords, these essays provide concise, compelling arguments about our current mediated condition. Digital Keywords delves into what language does in today's information revolution and why it matters.
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              ISBN 9780691167336
              Released AU 1 May 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

              Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures (Hardback)

              By Dunbar-Hester, Christina

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              A firsthand look at efforts to improve diversity in software and hackerspace communities Hacking, as a mode of technical and cultural production, is commonly celebrated for its extraordinary freedoms of creation and circulation. Yet surprisingly few women participate in it: rates... of involvement by technologically skilled women are drastically lower in hacking communities than in industry and academia. Hacking Diversity investigates the activists engaged in free and open-source software to understand why, despite their efforts, they fail to achieve the diversity that their ideals support. Christina Dunbar-Hester shows that within this well-meaning volunteer world, beyond the sway of human resource departments and equal opportunity legislation, women face unique challenges. She brings together more than five years of firsthand research: attending software conferences and training events, working on message boards and listservs, and frequenting North American hackerspaces. She explores who participates in voluntaristic technology cultures, to what ends, and with what consequences. Digging deep into the fundamental assumptions underpinning STEM-oriented societies, Dunbar-Hester demonstrates that while the preferred solutions of tech enthusiasts-their hacks of projects and cultures-can ameliorate some of the bugs within their own communities, these methods come up short for issues of unequal social and economic power. Distributing diversity in technical production is not equal to generating justice. Hacking Diversity reframes questions of diversity advocacy to consider what interventions might appropriately broaden inclusion and participation in the hacking world and beyond.
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              ISBN 9780691182070
              Released AU 15 Nov 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology
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              Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism

              Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sims, Christo

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              ISBN 9780691163994
              Released AU 15 Feb 2017
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America

              Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America (Hardback)

              By Folch, Professor Christine

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              An in-depth look at the people and institutions connected with the Itaipu Dam, the world's biggest producer of renewable energy Hydropolitics is a groundbreaking investigation of the world's largest power plant and the ways the energy we use shapes politics and economics. Itaipu ...Binational Hydroelectric Dam straddles the Parana River border that divides the two countries that equally co-own it, Brazil and Paraguay. It generates the carbon-free electricity that powers industry in both the giant of South America and one of the smallest economies of the region. Based on unprecedented access to energy decision makers, Christine Folch reveals how Paraguayans harness the dam to engineer wealth, power, and sovereignty, demonstrating how energy capture influences social structures. During the dam's construction under the right-wing Alfredo Stroessner military government and later during the leftist presidency of liberation theologian Fernando Lugo, the dam became central to debates about development, governance, and prosperity. Dams not only change landscapes; Folch asserts that the properties of water, transmuted by dams, change states. Folch argues that the dam converts water into electricity and money to produce hydropolitics through its physical infrastructure, the financial liquidity of energy monies, and the international legal agreements managing transboundary water resources between Brazil and Paraguay, and their neighbors Argentina, Bolivia, and Uruguay. Looking at the fraught political discussions about the future of the world's single largest producer of renewable energy, Hydropolitics explores how this massive public works project touches the lives of all who are linked to it.
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              ISBN 9780691186597
              Released AU 15 Aug 2019
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              Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age
               

              Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age (Hardback)

              By Fader, Ayala

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              • Pub Date
                15 Apr 20

              A revealing look at Jewish men and women who secretly explore the outside world, in person and online, while remaining in their ultra-Orthodox religious communities What would you do if you questioned your religious faith, but revealing that would cause you to lose your family an...d the only way of life you had ever known? Hidden Heretics tells the fascinating, often heart-wrenching stories of married ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and women in twenty-first-century New York who lead double lives in order to protect those they love. While they no longer believe that God gave the Torah to Jews at Mount Sinai, these hidden heretics continue to live in their families and religious communities, even as they surreptitiously break Jewish commandments and explore forbidden secular worlds in person and online. Drawing on five years of fieldwork with those living double lives and the rabbis, life coaches, and religious therapists who minister to, advise, and sometimes excommunicate them, Ayala Fader investigates religious doubt and social change in the digital age. The internet, which some ultra-Orthodox rabbis call more threatening than the Holocaust, offers new possibilities for the age-old problem of religious uncertainty. Fader shows how digital media has become a lightning rod for contemporary struggles over authority and truth. She reveals the stresses and strains that hidden heretics experience, including the difficulties their choices pose for their wives, husbands, children, and, sometimes, lovers. In following those living double lives, who range from the religiously observant but open-minded on one end to atheists on the other, Fader delves into universal quandaries of faith and skepticism, the ways digital media can change us, and family frictions that arise when a person radically transforms who they are and what they believe. In stories of conflicts between faith and self-fulfillment, Hidden Heretics explores the moral compromises and divided loyalties of individuals f
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              ISBN 9780691169903
              Released AU 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology
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