Programme

(P004)
Rachel Carson Prize 2016: Author Meets Critics
Location 131
Date and Start Time 02 September, 2016 at 14:00
Sessions 1

Convenor

  • Claire Waterton (Lancaster University) email

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Short Abstract

This Author Meets Critics Session honours the winner of this year's 4S Rachel Carson Book Prize - the historian and STS scholar Gabrielle Hecht. Four STS scholars will examine and discuss Hecht's prize-winning monograph, 'Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade' (2012 MIT Press).

Long Abstract

The winner of this year's 4S Rachel Carson Book Prize is the historian and STS scholar Gabrielle Hecht. Her prize-winning monograph, 'Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade' (2012 MIT Press) will be the subject of critical engagement and discussion during a 90-minute 'Author Meets Critics' session at EASST/4S in Barcelona 2016. During the session four distinguished scholars will examine some of the main themes of the book: ontological politics; markets; exposure; ignorance; STS geographies; and what Hecht terms nuclearity (the status of 'being nuclear').

The Rachel Carson prize is awarded each year for a book-length work of social or political relevance in science and technology studies. The Carson prize committee has deemed this book to be an example of outstanding scholarship in STS with profound political messages for nuclear and non-nuclear states across the globe. The session will allow ample time for Gabrielle Hecht to respond to her critics, and for questions to be put from the floor.

This track is closed to new paper proposals.

Papers

Participant 1

Author: Sulfikar Amir (Nanyang Technological University)  email

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None provided.

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None provided.

Participant 2

Author: Vanessa Agard-Jones (Columbia University)  email

Short Abstract

None provided.

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None provided.

Participant 3

Author: Andrew Barry (University College London)  email

Short Abstract

None provided.

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None provided.

This track is closed to new paper proposals.