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Capturing Crisis

Solar Power and Humanitarian Energy Markets in Africa

Jamie Cross

. ‘That's ok’, I told him. ‘Today, I'm not interested in how your technology works. I'm interested in how you sell it.’ Virgil was the West African business development manager for a French-owned solar company that I will call Le Sol. The solar lamp is a

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Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

working and reworking its Autopilot system, Google is actively testing autonomous technology through Waymo, and Uber’s autonomous rideshare program, Otto, is collecting lawsuits (including a suit from Google’s parent company for $700 million). 1 That said

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

self-driving cars—a promise made by the manufacturers and echoed in journalistic and popular culture discourse—rekindles the old familiar logic of a “technological fix”: technology is understood mainly as a tool to shape the social in a one

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Paul Gyllenhammer

is based on this power to master and optimize mere matter. Mathematics, mechanics, electromagnetics, and nuclear physics put things into service for us. This is the rule of the enframing attitude of technology. It is also nihilistic, according to

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Fuelling Capture: Africa's Energy Frontiers

Michael Degani, Brenda Chalfin, and Jamie Cross

investments in fossil fuels and other extractive industries, including many of our own universities. Indeed, despite encouraging market signals for renewable technologies and, more importantly, calls for and experiments in decarbonization, 2019 emitted record

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“Can You Really See What We Write Online?”

Ethics and Privacy in Digital Research with Girls

Ronda Zelezny-Green

technologies more broadly, and not specifically on cell phones. Making a distinction between children’s cell phone use and their use of other technologies is important since the increasingly personalized and private nature of cell phone appropriation has come

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Plastic Packaging, Food Supply, and Everyday Life

Adopting a Social Practice Perspective in Social-Ecological Research

Lukas Sattlegger, Immanuel Stieß, Luca Raschewski, and Katharina Reindl

professionals in the food system. Hence, these problems cannot be solved solely technically by improved waste management or recycling technologies, as potential transformations must be linked to wider practices of food supply. From such a perspective, the use of

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Shobita Parthasarathy

( Sarewitz 1996 ). The private sector then capitalizes on the results of this scientific curiosity to develop socially beneficial technologies, which are made available in the marketplace. Key to this is the modern patent system: the government incentivizes

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US–México border states and the US military–industrial complex

A Global Space for expanding transnational capital

Juan Manuel Sandoval Palacios

and securitization of such a region has also served to protect and support the development of a Global Space for the expansion of transnational capital 4 in which a US Defense Industrial and Technology Base (DITB) and a US Defense Reserve Industrial

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Peter Soppelsa

Chandra Mukerji, Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009).

Sara Pritchard, Confluence: The Nature of Technology and the Remaking of the Rhône (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011).