This new interdisciplinary series seeks to publish engaging books that illuminate the role of science and technology in American life and culture. Although the series is open to a diverse range of approaches and encourages interdisciplinary scholarship, the editors are particularly interested in manuscripts and proposals that address issues such as the following:

  • The ways in which history, culture, politics, and/or power shape scientific and technological processes and products;
  • The production, consumption, and reappropriation of technological and scientific objects and ideas;
  • The historical and cultural factors that influence technological and scientific “failure” and “success”;
  • The impact of U. S.-produced science and technology at home and abroad;
  • The unintended consequences of science and technology, within and beyond the United States.

Manuscript Submissions

Please direct manuscript inquiries to one of the series editors or to:

Matt Becker, Executive Editor
University of Massachusetts Press
East Experiment Station
671 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA  01003

Series Editors

Carolyn Thomas
American Studies
University of California, Davis

Siva Vaidhyanathan
Media Studies
University of Virginia

Editorial Advisory Board

Joel Dinerstein
Tulane University

Joe Dumit
University of California, Davis

Rayvon Fouché 
University of Illinois

David Theo Goldberg 
University of California, Irvine

Eszter Hargattai
Northwestern University

Rebecca Herzig 
Bates College

Jeffrey Meikle
University of Texas at Austin

David Nye 
University of Southern Denmark

Jennifer Tucker 
Wesleyan University

Marita Sturken 
New York University

Titles (arranged by year of publication)

Science for the People
Documents from America's Movement of Radical Scientists
Work Sights
The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-Century America
Storytelling and Science
Rewriting Oppenheimer in the Nuclear Age
The Piracy Crusade
How the Music Industry's War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties
Underground Movements
Modern Culture on the New York City Subway
[node-title] Mashed Up
Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture