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SpringerBriefs in Sociology

Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice

The Standpoint of the Vulnerable

Authors: Sikka, Tina

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  • Studies Geoengineering from a uniquely feminist perspective
  • Focuses on Climate Change at a pivotal point in ecological history
  • Examines the social justice element of renewable energy
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This book is the first to undertake a gendered analysis of geoengineering and alternative energy sources. Are either of these technologies sufficiently attendant to gender issues? Do they incorporate feminist values as articulated by the renowned social philosopher Helen Longino, such as empirical adequacy, novelty, heterogeneity, complexity and applicability to human needs? The overarching argument in this book contends that, while mitigation strategies like solar and wind energy go much further to meet feminist objectives and virtues, geoengineering is not consistent with the values of justice as articulated in Longino's feminist approach to science. This book provides a novel, feminist argument in support of pursuing alternative energy in the place of geoengineering. It provides an invaluable contribution for academics and students working in the areas of gender, science and climate change as well as policy makers interested in innovative ways of taking up climate change mitigation and gender.

 


 


About the authors

Dr. Tina Sikka is currently a Lecturer in Media and Culture at Newcastle University, UK. Dr. Sikka received her MA in Mass Communication from Carleton University in 2004 and her PhD. in Communication and Culture from York University in 2008. In 2012, she completed a 2-year SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. In this position, Dr. Sikka worked on an interdisciplinary project applying feminist, critical STS, social justice and risk communication approaches to the study of climate change and climate engineering technologies. She has published extensively on the importance of democratizing technological design as it relates to sustainable energy and climate mitigating technologies in such noted journals as Technology in Society, Communication Review and Critical Discourse Studies.  Dr. Sikka has also published extensively on the subjects of Continental social and political philosophy, political discourse analysis, network neutrality and is currently working on several projects that examine  science and politics of food.

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“Science, even the physical sciences, is value-laden. This feminist insight epitomizes the approach to examining geoengineering discourse in this brief volume. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and professionals.” (S. E. Wiegand, Choice, Vol. 56 (11), July, 2019)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice
Book Subtitle
The Standpoint of the Vulnerable
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Sociology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01147-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01147-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-01146-8
Series ISSN
2212-6368
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 155
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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