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Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society

Nanotechnology and the Challenges of Equity, Equality and Development

Editors: Cozzens, Susan E., Wetmore, Jameson (Eds.)

  • Covers key societal issues in emerging technology
  • Includes practical advice for avoiding negative social consequences
  • Offers perspectives on gender, race/ethnicity, and ability status
  • Covers nanotechnology in emerging economies
  • Includes international and multidisciplinary contributions
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Nanotechnology is enabling applications in materials, microelectronics, health, and agriculture, which are projected to create the next big shift in production, comparable to the industrial revolution. Such major shifts always co-evolve with social relationships. This book focuses on how nanotechnologies might affect equity/equality in global society. Nanotechnologies are likely to open gaps by gender, ethnicity, race, and ability status, as well as between developed and developing countries, unless steps are taken now to create a different outcome. Organizations need to change their practices, and cultural ideas must be broadened if currently disadvantaged groups are to have a more equal position in nano-society rather than a more disadvantaged one. Economic structures are likely to shift in the nano-revolution, requiring policymakers and participatory processes to invent new institutions for social welfare, better suited to the new economic order than those of the past.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Contexts of Equity: Thinking About Organizational and Technoscience Contexts for Gender Equity in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology

    Smith-Doerr, Laurel

    Pages 3-22

  • Women and Patenting in Nanotechnology: Scale, Scope and Equity

    Meng, Yu (et al.)

    Pages 23-46

  • Potential Implications for Equity in the Nanotechnology Workforce in the U.S.

    Gatchair, Sonia

    Pages 47-68

  • Exploring Societal Impact of Nanomedicine Using Public Value Mapping

    Slade, Catherine P.

    Pages 69-88

  • Ableism and Favoritism for Abilities Governance, Ethics and Studies: New Tools for Nanoscale and Nanoscale-enabled Science and Technology Governance

    Wolbring, Gregor

    Pages 89-104

Buy this book

eBook $209.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9615-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9614-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3383-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nanotechnology and the Challenges of Equity, Equality and Development
Editors
  • Susan E. Cozzens
  • Jameson Wetmore
Series Title
Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9615-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9615-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9614-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3383-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 458
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