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  1.  5
    Riiko Bedford (2016). Review: Nikolas Rose and Joelle Abi-Rached, Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind. [REVIEW] Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):93-96.
    “In the spirit of critical friendship” between the human and social sciences on the one hand, and the neurosciences on the other, Nikolas Rose and Joelle Abi-Rached trace a part historical, part sociological, and part philosophical analysis of contemporary brain science in Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind. Their valuable synthetic account surveys a wide range of primary scientific literature, as well as legal and policy debates. Neuro aims to consider what impact, if any, neurobiological (...)
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    Melissa Charenko (2016). Review: Thomas R. Dunlap, In the Field, Among the Feathered. [REVIEW] Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):97-99.
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    Steven Epstein (2016). Studying Science and Social Inequalities: Resurgences and Divergences. Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):3-12.
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    Ori Freiman (2016). Review: Cass R. Sunstein. Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas. 304 Pp. Simon & Schuster, 2014. [REVIEW] Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):100-104.
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    Daniel Goldberg (2016). “What They Think of the Causes of So Much Suffering”: S. Weir Mitchell, John Kearsley Mitchell, and Ideas About Phantom Limb Pain in Late 19th C. America. Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):27-54.
    This paper analyzes S. Weir Mitchell and his son John Kearsley Mitchell’s views on phantom limb pain in late 19th c. America. Drawing on a variety of primary sources including journal articles, letters, and treatises, the paper pioneers analysis of a cache of surveys sent out by the Mitchells that contain amputee Civil War veterans’ own narratives of phantom limb pain. The paper utilizes an approach drawn from the history of ideas, documenting how changing models of medicine and objectivity help (...)
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    Matthew Saul Leifer (2016). A. Douglas Stone. Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian. 332 Pp. Princeton University Press, 2013. Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):105-108.
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    Alka Vaid Menon (2016). Roberts, Dorothy. 2011. Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century. New York: The New Press. [REVIEW] Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):109-111.
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    Rinat Magdievich Nugayev (2016). Maxwellian Electrodynamics Genesis and Development: Intertheoretic Context. Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):55-92.
    Key words: rationality, communication, maxwellian revolution, Ampere-Weber research programme, synthesis, Kantian epistemology.. Why did Maxwell’s programme supersede the Ampere-Weber one? – To answer the question one has to consider the intertheoretic context of maxwellian electrodynamics genesis and development. It is demonstrated that maxwellian electrodynamics was created as a result of the old pre-maxwellian programmes reconciliation: the electrodynamics of Ampere-Weber, the wave theory of Young-Fresnel and Faraday’s programme. The programmes’ meeting led to construction of the hybrid theory at first with an (...)
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    Kellie Owens (2016). Colorblind Science?: Perceptions of the Importance of Racial Diversity in Science Research. Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):13-21.
    A large body of scientific careers literature explores the experiences of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields and why they exit the academic pipeline at various stages. These studies commonly address how to improve racial diversity in science but provide little discussion of why that diversity is important for science research. Feminist science studies scholars, on the other hand, have theorized about the importance of diversity in knowledge production for decades but provide little empirical work on how to address current disparities. (...)
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    Caroll Pursell (2016). Technology and Social Inequality. Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):22-26.
    In the Fall of 1977 I gave a paper at a conference organized by the Center for Twentieth Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The title of the paper, published in 1980, was “The American Ideal of a Democratic Technology.” Reading it over now, some thirty-seven years later, I am excited all over again by the debate over the nature and role of technology which was so prominent a part of the 1970s, but actually had its roots in (...)
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    Joan H. Robinson (2016). Review of Peoples' Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier. [REVIEW] Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):112-114.
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    Mike Thicke (2016). Review: Cold War Social Science. [REVIEW] Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):115-117.
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    Christine V. Wood & Simon N. Williams (2016). STS and Social Inequality: Editor's Introduction. Spontaneous Generations 8 (1):1-2.
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