Global Gold Production Touching Ground

Edited by Boris Verbrugge and Sara Grenen
Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

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Explores how industrial gold mining and artisanal and small-scale gold mining are functionally integrated into the global gold production system
Presents a series of country case studies
Targets the intersection of development studies, resource governance and economic geography/globalization

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When Maps Become the World

Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther
University of Chicago Press, 2020

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Map making and, ultimately, map thinking is ubiquitous across literature, cosmology, mathematics, psychology, and genetics. We partition, summarize, organize, and clarify our world via spatialized representations. Our maps and, more generally, our representations seduce and persuade; they build and destroy. They are the ultimate record of empires and of our evolving comprehension of our world.

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On Not Dying: Secular Immortality in the Age of Technoscience

Abou Farman
The University of Minnesota Press, 2020

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Immortality has long been considered the domain of religion. But immortality projects have gained increasing legitimacy and power in the world of science and technology. With recent rapid advances in biology, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence, secular immortalists hope for and work toward a future without death.

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Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

Arunabh Ghosh
Princenton University Press, 2020

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In 1949, at the end of a long period of wars, one of the biggest challenges facing leaders of the new People’s Republic of China was how much they did not know. The government of one of the world’s largest nations was committed to fundamentally reengineering its society and economy via socialist planning while having almost no reliable statistical data about their own country. Making It Count is the history of efforts to resolve this “crisis in counting.” Drawing on a wealth of sources culled from China, India, and the United States, Arunabh Ghosh explores the choices made by political leaders, statisticians, academics, statistical workers, and even literary figures in attempts to know the nation through numbers.

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Políticas de ciencia, tecnología e innovación: la emergencia de los instrumentos sectoriales en Argentina y Brasil

Ricardo Aronskind, Karina Forcinito, Laura Rovelli, Fernando Peirano, Ariel Gordon, Verónica Cáceres, Mariano Treacy, Nerina Sarthou, Romina Loray, Pedro Fiorucci, Sergio Emiliozzi, Paul Cooney, and Martin Unzue
Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, 2020

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En los últimos años las ideas dominantes en América Latina tuvieron un regreso hacia la priorización de la inserción internacional basada en las ventajas comparativas, la desregulación de los mercados, la integración plena en los circuitos comerciales y financieros internacionales y la estabilidad monetaria. Los textos de este volumen analizan el proceso de emergencia de los instrumentos verticales de política de ciencia, tecnología e innovación y el rol de las universidades en la Argentina y Brasil a partir de las reformas del estado emprendidas en los años noventa hasta la finalización de las experiencias neodesarrollistas.

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