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  • True Stories Well Told--About Science and Society

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    2:00 PM-6:30 PM

    Drexel University ExCITe Center, Suite 100, 3401 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104

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  • Gaming at the Edge: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Video Games

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM

    Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) 33rd and Market Streets, northeast corner Room 109

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    Adrienne Shaw's book Gaming at the Edge represents an intersection of three major fields in media studies: the politics of representation of marginalized groups; ethnographic and qualitative media audience research; and cultural studies approaches to video games. It provides an in-depth look at not just how groups are represented in games, as some previous authors have done, but how audiences interact with these representations in ways that are unique to this particular medium. Although other authors have addressed similar issues in relation to online gaming, T.L. Taylor’s Play Between Worlds being the seminal example, this book looks at people who play games (alone or with others) rather than people who play a particular game or on a particular platform. It addresses digital games as part of broader media consumption practices and identity work, looking at the ways games and concerns about representation in them are embedded within the everyday lives of players.

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  • Without Water There is No Life: Learning from the San Francisco Bay Model

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM

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    This talk is part of a Science & Society lectures
    series that is co-sponsored by the Physics Graduate Student Association and the Center for Science, Technology and Society.

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  • Global Flows and Revisions of Science for State Policy: The Case of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM

    PISB 109 Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building 33rd and Chestnut Streets

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    In February of 2014, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, celebrating the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act granting life imprisonment for homosexual offenders, declared that  homosexuality is a dangerous "learned behavior that can be unlearned." He based this claim on a report written by a panel of scientific experts from the Ugandan Ministry of Health that he requested. Yet, these experts participate in global scientific professions that have declared homosexuality a normal variant of human sexuality not in need of "cure." This talk will explore how flows and revisions of knowledge, both scientific and otherwise, played various roles in the passage of this law, attending to the efforts of the transnational anti-homosexuality and pro-LGBT rights movements. I utilize a concept of
    "intellectual opportunity structure" to describe features of knowledge producing institutions that enable and constrain social movements in their efforts to shape knowledge production. The openness of global social work institutions and the cultural successes of evangelical Christianity and the anti-homosexuality movement in defining "homosexuality" created opportunities to advance imported reorientation therapy concepts in the debate.  Meanwhile, state opposition to pro-gay advocacy and perceptions of global scientific institutions as "Western influence" were two of many factors curtailing any opposition to the bill. Experts with the Ugandan Ministry of Health walked a tightrope between their global profession and the need to maintain local legitimacy.

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  • Dean's Seminar: Telling Environmental Justice Stories with Air Monitoring Data

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    3:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Disque Hall, Room 109, 32 South 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19135

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