Monthly Archives: January 2013

Politics and Religion Versus Science on Climate Change

In an NPR post from today, the issue of climate change politics was raised as one that is fundamentally moral and ethical. The article describes the motivations of citizens for ascribing to environmental action through either politics or religion, the

Politics and Religion Versus Science on Climate Change

In an NPR post from today, the issue of climate change politics was raised as one that is fundamentally moral and ethical. The article describes the motivations of citizens for ascribing to environmental action through either politics or religion, the

Critical Urban Theory or Urban Critical Theory or Just Critical Theory? (1 of 4)

BOOK SYNOPSIS Cities for People, Not for Profit: Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City, eds. Neil Brenner, Peter Marcuse, & Margit Mayer, (2012), New York: Routledge. It seems almost late, compared to the original versions of these works,

Critical Urban Theory or Urban Critical Theory or Just Critical Theory? (1 of 4)

BOOK SYNOPSIS Cities for People, Not for Profit: Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City, eds. Neil Brenner, Peter Marcuse, & Margit Mayer, (2012), New York: Routledge. It seems almost late, compared to the original versions of these works,

Ian Hacking on Technology

I have recently picked up a copy of Ian Hacking’s text, The social construction of what? and I feel obliged to discuss this  philosopher’s take on the issue of social constructionism. In the second chapter, he asks amidst the wide variety of

Ian Hacking on Technology

I have recently picked up a copy of Ian Hacking’s text, The social construction of what? and I feel obliged to discuss this  philosopher’s take on the issue of social constructionism. In the second chapter, he asks amidst the wide variety of

Situated Knowledges

Haraway, Donna J. (1999). “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective,” in Mario Biagioli ed. The Science Studies Reader, London and New York: Routledge. Haraway argues that social constructionism must evade the path of cynicism to

Situated Knowledges

Haraway, Donna J. (1999). “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective,” in Mario Biagioli ed. The Science Studies Reader, London and New York: Routledge. Haraway argues that social constructionism must evade the path of cynicism to

the role of "community" in carbon governance

In an article with the same title published in the journal  Climate Change,  Gordon Walker discusses the various meanings of community, and many uses in the context of energy sustainability, to illustrate its role or ability in facilitating behavioral change

the role of "community" in carbon governance

In an article with the same title published in the journal  Climate Change,  Gordon Walker discusses the various meanings of community, and many uses in the context of energy sustainability, to illustrate its role or ability in facilitating behavioral change