The Chinese Typewriter

Author: Thomas S. Mullaney
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262036363
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How Chinese characters triumphed over the QWERTY keyboard and laid the foundation for China's information technology successes today.

Lifelong Kindergarten

Author: Mitchel Resnick
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262037297
Size: 62.75 MB
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How lessons from kindergarten can help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to thrive in today's society.

Coming To Terms With The Nation

Author: Thomas Mullaney
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520947630
Size: 50.20 MB
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This controversial new book recounts the history of the most sweeping attempt to sort and categorize the nation's enormous population: the 1954 Ethnic Classification project (minzu shibie).

Programmed Inequality

Author: Marie Hicks
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262035545
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How Britain lost its early dominance in computing by systematically discriminating against its most qualified workers: women.

The Stuff Of Bits

Author: Paul Dourish
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262340135
Size: 13.47 MB
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The limits and capacities of those representations carry significant consequences for digital society. In The Stuff of Bits, Paul Dourish examines the specific materialities that certain digital objects exhibit.

The Political History Of American Food Aid

Author: Barry Riley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190228881
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The book investigates the little-known, not-well-understood and often highly-contentious political processes which have converted American agricultural production into tools of U.S. government policy.

An Amorous History Of The Silver Screen

Author: Zhang Zhen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226982373
Size: 30.61 MB
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Illustrating the cultural significance of film and its power as a vehicle for social change, this book reveals the intricacies of the cultural movement and explores its connections to other art forms such as photography, drama, and ...

How Not To Network A Nation

Author: Benjamin Peters
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262034182
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How, despite thirty years of effort, Soviet attempts to build a national computer network were undone by socialists who seemed to behave like capitalists.

Science In The Archives

Author: Lorraine Daston
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022643236X
Size: 33.34 MB
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Each chapter explores the practices, politics, economics, and open-ended potential of the sciences of the archives, making this the first book devoted to the role of archives in the natural and human sciences.

Homo Sovieticus

Author: Wladimir Velminski
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262035699
Size: 21.18 MB
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"Scientific" diagrams from the period accompany the text. In all of the experimental methods for implanting thoughts into a brain, Velminski finds political and metaphorical contaminations.