Reblog: EDGI’s Pursuing a Toxic Agenda: Environmental Injustice in the Early Trump Administration

TRU is excited to share EDGI’s new report on environmental justice, toxics, and Trump: Pursuing a Toxic Agenda: Environmental Injustice in the Early Trump Administration. It shows how Trump administration actions on pipelines, pesticides, and chemicals is increasing environmental violence, especially for Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and low-income commun ities, as well as farm workers. It also…

Alessandro Delfanti on “Distributed Biotechnology” in the new Handbook of the Political Economy of Science

Read TRU member Alessandro Delfanti’s work on “Distributed Biotechnology,”  the new Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science (2017), edited by D. Tyfield R. Lave, S. Randalls, and C. Thorpe. Read Prof. Delfanti’s chapter on “Distributed Biotechnology” here. From the publisher “The political economy of research and innovation (R&I) is one of the central issues of the…

Patrick Keilty on Tedious Feminized Tech Labor

Read TRU member’s Patrick Keilty new article on “Tedious: feminized labor in machine-readable cataloging” in the latest issue of Feminist Media Studies.  Abstract This essay examines previously unexplored IBM reports and manuals that document the development of Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) in the 1960s to understand gendered assumptions manufacturers made about the labor of information retrieval…

New Articles by Kira Lussier and Bretton Fosbrook

We are pleased to announce that TRU members Bretton Fosbrook and Kira Lussier have published in the most recent issue of Business History Review (90.4, January 2016).  Kira offers a history of “Managerial Intuition” and Bretton provides an analysis of the concept of Heterarchy in “The Evolution of the Heterarchical Organization.”  Kira and Bretton, along with Justin Douglas,…

New Report on Flame Retardants and Failure of Canadian Regulations

A coalition of researchers between the Technoscience Resaerch Unit, Politics of Evidence Working Group, and Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR) have produced a new report highlighting the failure of federal regulations to keep harmful flame retardant chemicals out of homes and consumer products.  Toxic by Design by the Endocrine Disruptors Action Group (EDAction) brings critical science…