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May 24th, 2018 by: Cian O'DonovanJohan Schot

Crafting Stories of Technology and Progress: Five Considerations

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 2 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.05.14.01 PDF: ODonovanSchot_Crafting Stories A story, to triumph, must seize our imaginations. A story about technology’s role in social progress is no exception. Its characters must invoke love and hate. Its beginning must establish urgency; its middle twists and turns; and at its end, there must be…

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May 24th, 2018 by: Andy StirlingCian O'DonovanBecky Ayre

Which way? Who Says? Why? Questions on the Multiple Directions of Social Progress

Technology’s Stories  vol. 6, no. 2 – DOI: 10.5763/jou.ts.2018.05.14.02 PDF: StirlingODonovanAyre_Which Way For better or worse, science and technology are both deeply entangled in “social progress”. This is the case equally in discourse and practise around the world. In areas such as health, wealth, energy, mobility, and communications, it is widely recognized that remarkable historical…

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May 24th, 2018 by: Judith Sutz

Health Inequalities in the Global South: Transforming Inspiring Stories into Effective Policies

  Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 2 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.05.14.03 PDF: Sutz_Health Inequalities Inequality is usually considered in economic terms, but is, in fact, a much broader social situation. Income inequality does lead to different types of inequality, particularly in the fulfillment of basic needs, but other forms of deprivation exist that cannot be deduced…

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May 24th, 2018 by: Suzanne Moon

Social Progress in a Technoreligious World

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 2 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.05.14.04 PDF: Moon_Social Progress What is the place of religion in work for social progress? This question often produces widely divergent responses, with some seeing religion mainly as a source of conflict in societies, and others pointing to the role of religious people and communities in important…

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May 15th, 2018 by: Helga NowotnyJohan Schot

It could be otherwise: social progress, technology and the social sciences

Technology’s Stories, vol. 6, no. 2 –  DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.05.14.05 PDF: NowotnySchot_It Could Be Otherwise The idea of social progress and the origins of modern science and technology are inextricably intertwined. Indeed, it was this idea that kept the entire enterprise of modern science and technology going. Reinforced by the actual scientific and technological practices, this…

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