[Humanist] 23.23 new publication: ISR 34.1

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        Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 21:01:42 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 34.1


Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
Volume 34 Number 1 March 2009
www.isr-journal.org

This issue is dedicated to the "To-day and To-morrow" series of 
publications edited by Charles Kay Ogden, 1923 to 1931. "The rationale 
for the To-day and To-morrow series was to combine the popularization of 
expert knowledge with futurology: as the title suggests, to lay out the 
current state of particular disciplines or subjects, and to consider 
their probable future developments. The scope of its futurology varied: 
those treating social trends tended to limit themselves to a few 
decades; those dealing with topics like evolution or cosmology needed to 
take a longer view.... Some thirty of the volumes were devoted to 
scientific or technological subjects, and these provide the focus for 
the essays comprising this issue of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews." 
(from the Introduction by Max Saunders and Brian Hurwitz)

CONTENTS

The To-day and To-morrow Series and the Popularization of Science: An 
Introduction
Max Saunders and Brian Hurwitz 3

 From Spiritualism to Syncretism: Twentieth-Century Pseudo-Science and 
the Quest for Wholeness
Maurizio Ascari 9

Darwinism, Biology, and Mythology in the To-day and To-morrow Series, 
1923–1929
Alison Wood 22

The Sexual Politics of Ectogenesis in the To-day and To-morrow Series
Aline Ferreira 32

Robots, Clones and Clockwork Men: The Post-Human Perplex in Early 
Twentieth-Century Literature and Science
Patrick Parrinder 57

‘Science and Futurology in the To-Day and To-Morrow Series’: Matter, 
Consciousness, Time and Language
Max Saunders 69

Aeolus: Futurism’s Flights of Fancy
Clare Brant 80

Roger Money-Kyrle’s Aspasia: The Future of Amorality (1932)
Neil Vickers 92

Feature Review
Review — The To-day and To-morrow Series
Elise Schraner 108

Essay Review
Sixty Years of Science in Mainland China (Michael Sargent): G. Walden, China: A Wolf in the World?; S. Greenhalgh, Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China; V. J. Carplus and X. W. Deng, Agricultural Biotechnology in China: Origins and Prospects. 

Book Reviews
Siegfried Zielinski; translated by Gloria Custance, Deep Time of the 
Media: Toward an Archaeology of Hearing and Seeing by Technical Means 
(Julianne Nyhan); M.G. Kirschenbaum, Mechanisms. New Media and the 
Forensic Imagination (Bert Van Raemdonck)

-- 
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.





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