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From 'Hicks' to High Tech: Performative Use in the American Corn Belt
(Virginia Tech, 2017-01-27)
This study traces the history of how farmers have used technologies from the eighteenth century to the present to form identities, not simply as ways of making greater economic profits. Using technologies becomes a way ...
To Err on the Side of Caution: Ethical Dimensions of the National Weather Service Warning Process
(Virginia Tech, 2017-01-05)
This dissertation traces three ethical dimensions, or values, of weather warnings in the National Weather Service (NWS): an ethic of accuracy, and ethic of care, and an ethic of resilience. Each appear in forecaster work ...
Sharing the Shuttle with America: NASA and Public Engagement after Apollo
(Virginia Tech, 2015-03-30)
Historical accounts depict NASA's interactions with American citizens beyond government agencies and aerospace firms since the 1950s and 1960s as efforts to 'sell' its human space flight initiatives and to position external ...
The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus: a twenty-year journey of narratives and (in)secure landscapes
(Virginia Tech, 2016-04-16)
This dissertation is comprised of two manuscripts that explore various contestations and representations of knowledge about the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1virus. In the first manuscript, I explore three narratives ...