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31
Aug

In Memoriam: Stan Holwitz

It is with great regret that we share the news that our dear friend and former UC Press Executive Editor Stan Holwitz died on August 29th at the age of 88. Equal …

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30
Aug

What does it mean when Yosemite burns?

The Rim Fire. The Ferguson Fire. These and many others cause us to look and say “why?” Is it climate change? Fire suppression? Too little logging? Good answers require a broader perspective than just the trees …

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27
Aug

Transformations at 4S Conference

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) (August 29 – September 1 in Sydney, Australia) will focus on transnational collaboration while encouraging intellectual and political engagements and …

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14
Aug

Fire and California Vegetation

Fire in California’s Ecosystems, Second Edition, Revised, edited by Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Neil G. Sugihara, Scott L. Stephens, Andrea E. Thode, Kevin E. Shaffer, and Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, describes fire in detail—both as an integral natural process in …

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14
Aug

Saving the American Social Safety Net

This guest post is published as part of our Scholar-Activist series related to the American Sociological Association conference from August 11 – 14 in Philadelphia. #ASA18 #ScholarActivist By Michaela Soyer, author of Lost Childhoods: Poverty, Trauma, and Violent Crime in …

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14
Aug

Twittering Our Lives with Facts, Opinions, and Critical Thinking

This guest post is published as part of our Scholar-Activist series related to the American Sociological Association conference from August 11 – 14 in Philadelphia. #ASA18 #ScholarActivist By Peter M. Nardi, author of Critical Thinking: Tools for Evaluating Research “Angered …

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