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Slaton, Amy E. 1957-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 3,070 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Amy E Slaton
Reinforced concrete and the modernization of American building, 1900-1930 by Amy E Slaton( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining the proliferation of reinforced-concrete construction in the United States after 1900, Amy E. Slaton explores how scientific approaches and occupations displaced traditionally skilled labor and how the technology of concrete buildings - little studied by historians of engineering, architecture, or industry - offers a case study in the modernization of American production."
Picturing science, producing art by Peter Galison( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The internationally renowned contributors go beyond both science wars and culture wars by exploring substantive links between systems of visual representation and knowledge in science and art. Contributors include Svetlana Alpers, Jonathan Crary, Arnold Davidson, Carlo Ginzburg, Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, and Simon Schaffer
The Engineering of flight : aeronautical engineering facilities of Area B, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, rigor, and selectivity in U.S. engineering : the history of an occupational color line by Amy Elisabeth Slaton( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the educational and professional advances made by minorities in recent decades, African Americans remain woefully under-represented in the fields of science. technology, mathematics, and engineering. Even at its peak, in 2000, African American representation in engineering careers reached only 5.7 percent, while blacks made up 15 percent of the U.S. population. Some forty-five years after the Civil Rights Act sought to eliminate racial differences in education and employment. what do we make of an occupational pattern that perpetually follows the lines of race?" "Race, Rigor, and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering pursues this question and its ramifications through historical case studies. Focusing on engineering programs in three settings - in Maryland, Illinois. and Texas, from the 1940s through the 1990s - Amy E. Slaton examines efforts to expand black opportunities in engineering as well as obstacles to those reforms. Her study reveals aspects of admissions criteria and curricular emphases that work against proportionate black involvement in many engineering programs. Slaton exposes the negative impact of conservative ideologies in engineering. and of specific institutional processes - ideas and practices that are as limiting for the field of engineering as they are for the goal of greater racial parity in the profession."--Jacket
Origins of a modern form : the reinforced concrete factory building in America 1900-1930 by Amy Elisabeth Slaton( )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Style, type, standard : the procuction of technological resemblance by Amy Slaton( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As near as practicable" : precision, ambiguity, and the social features of industrial quality control by Amy Slaton( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Viceroys of difference : minority engineering programs in the Mid-Atlantic by Agyeman Siriboe Boateng( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Deborah Kahn at Bowery Gallery, New York by Amy Slaton( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robert Heinecken at the Art Institute, New York by Amy Slaton( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Digital inclusion : using technology to build and unify urban communities by Elizabeth Aimee St. Clair( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The science of compassion : philanthropy and medicine in hospitals by Jennifer Dolci( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women's needs, women's actions : toilet development in urban and rural communities of India by Sanya S Sharma( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The intersection of science and race : personnel testing in the Bell System in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Dennis J Callahan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ross Neher at Beitzel, New York by Amy Slaton( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"It's Not Worth Fixin" : The Enactment of Capacity and Deservingness in a Kensington Repair Shop by Justin Nathaniel Charles Carone( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

By imposing a purportedly egalitarian meritocratic ideal, institutions of disciplinary power, including regulatory agencies, systems of wage labor management, and educational opportunity structures, naturalize the gross social inequities evident in the capitalistic social formations of the United States. This thesis draws upon theoretical framings from labor history, disability studies, queer theory, and science and technology studies to explore, interrogate, and destabilize the notions of hierarchy and merit that underlie the practices of such institutions. It develops the notion of "deservingness" from poverty studies to reveal how the measurement and delineation of identity categories like productive capacity and its constituent parts, intellectual capacity and physical ability, serve to legitimize an unequal distribution of power and resources, in part by obfuscating the conflation of these categories with the more familiar identity categories of race, gender, sexuality, and disability. Using an "ontological toolkit," this thesis proceeds to follow various enactments of the consumer appliance--and, along with it, the "productive worker"--in a small, independently owned appliance repair shop and across the practices of the institutions of disciplinary power with which its employees interface. Through an ethnographic and ontological analysis of repair in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington, this thesis reveals that, rather than being inevitable or "units continuous in time," all the categories that we use to organize our world, whether they refer to identities or objects, are both constituted by and constitutive of a complex set of social relations and ideological priorities
CivilWorld : an automated instrument of social engineering by Michael J Lynch( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The inconvenient truth in boundary negotiations and public participation in the production of scientific and technological knowledge by Antonis James Asprakis( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Advisers: Amy Slaton and Douglas Porpora
Immunization : the culture of preventative care by Simone Schlichting-Artur( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Reinforced concrete and the modernization of American building, 1900-1930
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Picturing science, producing artRace, rigor, and selectivity in U.S. engineering : the history of an occupational color line
Alternative Names
Slaton, Amy.

Languages
English (55)