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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: Inês Meneses [mailto:ism@ICS.UL.PT] Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2000 12:52 PM To: ANTHRO-L@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU Subject: Call for Papers ...
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      FW: Call for Papers

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      From: Inês Meneses [mailto:ism@...]
      Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2000 12:52 PM
      To: ANTHRO-L@...
      Subject: Call for Papers

      >Science, Technology, and Visions of Human Development
      >November  1-4,   2001
      >Royal  Sonesta Hotel
      >Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
      >Scientists and engineers have played a central role in refashioning the
      >material and social worlds of modernity. They have provided key resources
      >with which human beings and institutions imagine, and in part realize,
      >particular visions of progress. These resources can also destabilize
      >identities, threaten security, and arouse  resistance. For example, in
      >biomedicine, genetic breakthroughs may allow  us to remake the human body,
      >profile individuals and populations, and commodify  nature in
      >unprecedented ways; in the information sciences, new technologies promise
      >to provide ready access to vast realms of information, facilitate
      >new  forms of human interaction and consumption, and enable new forms of
      >state and corporate surveillance; in the military sphere, smart
      >technologies may offer unprecedented accuracy and striking power to the
      >armed forces of post-industrial states. These new knowledges and
      >technological forms are materializing at the same time that processes of
      >globalization are mobilizing novel flows of capital, commodities, ideas,
      >technologies, and human migration across borders and so giving rise to new
      >forms of social and technoscientific experimentation.
      >The risks, possibilities, and intellectual puzzles of such a moment invite
      >conversation across scholarly and practical boundaries. Science and
      >technology studies has been an interdisciplinary field since its inception
      >a quarter century ago. In this anniversary year, we welcome contributions
      >from scholars across the humanities and social sciences  as well as from
      >scientists, engineers, policy-makers, industry officials, and those active
      >in non-governmental organizations. While panels showcasing particular
      >issues or perspectives are always welcome, we also encourage panels that
      >cross conventional boundaries, whether by combining perspectives from
      >scholars of different nationalities, by juxtaposing participants from
      >different disciplines, or by staging dialogues between practitioners and
      >social analysts of science. We invite proposals for entire panels and for
      >individual papers.
      >Broad theme areas include:
      >Technology  Studies
      >Science Studies
      >Science, Technology & Environment
      >Information Technologies
      >Ethics and Law
      >Medicine and Genetics
      >Science, Technology and War
      >Science and Technology Policy
      >Innovation Studies
      >Theory and Philosophy of Science
      >Race, Gender, and Class
      >Public Understanding of Science
      >Deadline for Submissions:  March 1, 2001.
      >Each panel will be allotted 1.5 hours and should contain no  more than 3
      >or at most 4 papers. Session proposals with alternative formats are
      >welcome.  Abstracts for panel sessions should be no more than 250 words
      >and should contain a list of panelists with their
      >institutional  affiliations and proposed paper titles. Abstracts for
      >individual papers should likewise be no more than 250 words. Submissions
      >received after  March 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
      >For more detailed information, visit the conference website at
      >For inquiries and for submission of paper and panel proposals, contact:
      >Hugh Gusterson,
      >Science, Technology and Society Program,
      >MIT, E51-296F,
      >77 Massachusetts Avenue,
      >Cambridge, MA 02139.
      >Tel: 617-253-7270;
      >Fax: 617-253-5363.

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