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  • Braitman, Laurel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Beginning in the late 19 th century, changing conceptions of relatedness between people and other animals -- and animals' assumed capacities for, or susceptibilities to, mental or emotional distress-- were influenced by ...
  • Krishnan, Shekhar, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The thesis utilises newly available legal and municipal archives to study the historical geography of colonial Bombay through five interlocking themes and periods from 1870-1930. This spans the period between the boom and ...
  • Doshi, Peter Nikolai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Over the past decade, the prevention and control of seasonal and pandemic influenza has grown to be one of the largest and most visible public health policies. This dissertation considers contemporary influenza policy as ...
  • Wylie, Sara Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Natural gas extraction in the United States in the early 21st century has transformed social, physical, legal and biological landscapes. The technique of hydraulic fracturing, which entails the high-pressure injection into ...
  • Messeri, Lisa Rebecca (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation concerns the role of place in scientific practice. Ideas of place, I argue, shape and are shaped by science. I specifically look at the community of planetary scientists who, though they cannot step foot ...
  • Steingart, Alma (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This study investigates the status of mathematical knowledge in mid-century America. It is motivated by questions such as: when did mathematical theories become applicable to a wide range of fields from medicine to the ...
  • Rossi, Michael Paul, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Although vision was seldom studied in Antebellum America, color and color perception became a critical field of scientific inquiry in the United States during the Gilded Age and progressive era. Through a historical ...
  • Woods, Rebecca J. H. (Rebecca Jane Houghton) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation explores the relationship between types of livestock and place in the context of Great Britain's expanding agro-pastoral empire. Specifically, it examines how the distribution and circulation of breeds ...
  • Frohlich, Xaq Zachary (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation traces a transformation in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's governance of food markets during the second half of the 20th century. In response to new correlations between diet and risk of disease, ...
  • Jeon, Chihyung (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This study examines the assemblage of scientific knowledge, engineering practices, measuring instruments, and civilian and military institutions in the U.S. and Japan that went into the construction of the machine operator ...
  • Buchanan, Nicholas Seong Chul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    "Negotiating Nature" explores resource management in action and the intertwined roles of law and science in environmental conflicts in the Upper Klamath River Basin in southern Oregon. I follow disputes over the management ...
  • Callison, Candis L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This dissertation argues that alongside the dominant discourse occurring in and through media in the midst of immense transformation, social networks and affiliations provide a vital translation of science in varied ...
  • Roosth, Hannah Sophia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This ethnography tracks a diverse set of practices I term "constructive biologies," by which I mean efforts in the post-genomic life sciences to understand how biology works by making new biological things. I examine five ...
  • Pietruska, Jamie L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This study of the changing practices and perceptions of prediction in the late nineteenth century reveals the process by which Americans came to rationalize economic and cultural uncertainty into modern life. Forecasts of ...
  • Kumar, Richa, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation engages with two analytical frameworks to explore questions of social transformation and structures of power in rural society in India. The first is a specific critique of various types of development ...
  • Downes, Kieran (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This is a story about technology, users, and music. It is about an approach to the design, manipulation, and arrangement of technologies in small-scale systems to achieve particular aesthetic goals - goals that are at once ...
  • Brown, Alexander F. G. (Alexander Frederic Garder), 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The manned spaceflight program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has suffered three fatal accidents: one in the Apollo program and two in the Space Transportation System (the Shuttle). These were ...
  • Chan, Anita Say (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This study brings together science and technology studies, political anthropology, and Latin American studies, by studying the practices and political reasoning of neoliberal networks in Peru. It analyses the extension of ...
  • Zilberstein, Anya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    "Planting Improvement: The Rhetoric and Practice of Scientific Agriculture in Northern British America, 1670-1820," explores the history and cultural politics of environmental change in the British empire through a focus ...
  • Ozkan, Esra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In recent years, coaching has become a major form of personal and professional development service offered to executives to help develop leadership skills, enhance performance, and remediate patterns of problematic workplace ...
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