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The Sociology of Science, Technology and the Military: Ethnicity

Study of people and machines

Ethnicity Bibliography

A highly selective bibliography of resources available through Princeton catalogs

The Sociology of Science, Technology and the Military

  Matters of Ethnicity

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war.  I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”  Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, Martin Luther King Jr., (1964.)

“You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World works in circles, and everything tries to be round.”   Black Elk, Ogala Sioux Medicine Man,  (1932.)

With Respect to Various Ethnic Identities

  • Balancing the scales of opportunity : ensuring racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions, by the  Committee on Increasing Minority Participation in the Health Professions, Marion Ein Lewin and Barbara Rice, editor , Office of Health Policy Programs and Fellowships, Institute of Medicine.  Washington, D.C. : Alternate title:  National Academy Press, 1994 87 pages, illustrations.  RECAP R693 .B35 1994
  • Eliminating healthcare disparities in America : beyond the IOM report,  edited by Richard Allen Williams.  Totowa, N.J. : Humana, c2007.  398 pages, illustrations.  (F) RA563.M56 E45 2007.
  • Entry and persistence of women and minorities in college science and engineering education, by Gary Huang, Nebiyu Taddese, and Elizabeth Walter ; Samuel S. Peng, project officer.  [Washington, D.C.] : National Center for Education Statistics, [2000].  105 pages, illustrations.  SuDoc No. ED 1.328/6:2001000333.   Available via Internet from the NCES web site (PDF only). Address as of 12/07/00:  ONLINE.   
  • Expanding underrepresented minority participation . by the  Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.   Alternate title:  America’s science and technology talent at the crossroads.  Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, c2010. 269 pages,  illustrations.  <>  (F) Q149.U5 E97 2010 and ONLINE.
  • Factors influencing the science career plans of women and minorities, by Arline C. Erlick and William K. LeBold.  West Lafayette, Ind. : Measurement and Research Center, Purdue University, 1977.  44 pages.  Series:  Purdue Opinion Panel. Report of Poll 101.  RECAP Q149.U5 E74 1977.
  • The "IOM Report"  is Unequal treatment : confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care, the landmark 2003 report from the National Institute of Medicine in Washington DC...  Beginning with an examination of the Underlying Causes of Healthcare Disparities, this volume then explores the history of this disparity, and goes into the  Epidemiology of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Healthcare and also Cultural Diversity in Medicine and in Healthcare Delivery.  Possible directions in policy and organizational structure to address these are also covered.
  • Invisible student scientists : how graduate school science and engineering programs shortchange black, Hispanic, and women students, by Robert Leslie Fisher.   Lanham, Maryland : University Press of America, Inc., [2014].  134 pages.  (F)  Q183.3.A1 F57 2014.
  • Professional.  Formerly US Black engineer/Hispanic engineer professional.  Professional (Baltimore, Md.)  (ST) TA1 .U523. 
  • Racial science in Hitler’s new Europe, 1938-1945 / edited by Anton Weiss-Wendt and Rory Yeomans.  Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013].  394 pages.  (F) GN50.45.E85 R33 2013.
  • Review of the Morella Commission report [electronic resource] : recommendations to attract more women and minorities into science, engineering, and technology : hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology of the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, July 13, 2000.   Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : [Congressional Sales Office, Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor], 2000.  62 pages,  illustrations.  Serial no. 106-83 (United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science).  SuDoc No. Y 4.SCI 2:106-83.  Online through Princeton’s Catalog.
  • Science and engineering personnel [microform] : a national overview.  Washington, D.C. : National Science Foundation, [1985?]  160 pages, illustrations.  Government Documents Collection (DOCS) Microfilm:  NS 1.22:SCI 2/13.
  • Successful STEM mentoring initiatives for underrepresented students : a research-based guide for faculty and administrators, by Becky Wai-Ling Packard ; foreword by Norman L. Fortenberry.   Sterling, Virginia : Stylus, 2016.  163 pages.  Online through Princeton’s Catalog.   
  •  Surmounting the Barriers: Ethnic Diversity in Engineering Education (Workshop) (2013 : Washington, D.C.  Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2014].  Online through Princeton’s Catalog.
    Summary of a workshop which took a fresh look at diversity in engineering education

    Focus on African American Identity
  • African American folk healing, by Stephanie Y. Mitchem.  New York : New York University Press, c2007.  189 pages, illustrations.  (F)  GR111.A47 M575 2007. 
    Contents:  Historical paths to healing -- Stories and cures : defining African American folk healing -- Healing, the Black body, and institutional medicine : contexts for crafting wellness -- Healing in place : from past to present -- Today’s healing traditions -- Healing and hybridity in the twenty-first century -- Healing the past in the present -- Religion, spirituality, and African American folk healing -- Hoodoo, conjure, and folk healing.
  • Beyond stock stories and folktales : African Americans’ paths to STEM fields, edited by Henry T. Frierson, William F. Tate. Bingley, UK : Emerald, 2011.  332 pages, illustrations.  (F) LB2332.6 .B496 2011.
  • Black doctors of colonial Lima : science, race, and writing in colonial and early Republican Peru, by  José R. Jouve Martín.  Montreal : McGill-Queen’s University Press, [2014].  209 pages : illustrations. (ST) R482.P4 J69 2014.  Also ONLINE
  • Breaking ground : my life in medicine, by Dr. Louis W. Sullivan with David Chanoff ; foreword by Ambassador Andrew Young.  Athens, GA : The University of Georgia Press, [2014].   254 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations.   (F) R695 .S85 2014.
    Volume has a particular focus on education at the traditionally Black Morehouse Medical School. 
  • Cabin pressure : African American pilots, flight attendants, and emotional labor, by Louwanda Evans.  Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013] 153 pages.  (F) HD8039.A4272 U548 2013.
    Contents:  Trapped at 30,000 feet: infiltrating white space -- On display at all times: flight attendants -- Emotional labor and systemic racism -- The emotional labor of coping and resistance.
  • Changing the face of engineering : the African American experience, edited by John Brooks Slaughter, Yu Tao, and Willie Pearson, Jr.  Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.  431 pages : illustrations.  (ST) TA157 .C474 2015.
    “For much of America’s history, African Americans were discouraged or aggressively prevented from becoming scientists and engineers. Those who did enter STEM fields found that their inventions and discoveries were often neither recognized nor valued. Even today, particularly in the field of engineering, the participation of African American men and women is shockingly low, and some evidence indicates that the situation might be getting worse. In Changing the Face of Engineering, twenty-four eminent scholars address the underrepresentation of African Americans in engineering from a wide variety of disciplinary and professional perspectives while proposing workable classroom solutions and public policy initiatives. “ Catalog record.
  • Contributions of African American scientists to the fields of science, medicine, and inventions, by Robert B. Sanders.  2d ed.  New York : Nova Publishers, Inc., [2015]   1023 pages.   Series:  Distinguished men and women of science, medicine and the arts.   (F) Q141 .S2856 2015.
  • The good doctors : the medical committee for human rights and the struggle for social justice in health care. by John Dittmer.   New York : Bloomsbury Press, c2009.  324 pages, illustrations. |
    “With a focus on African American doctors and nurses in southern U.S. states, this is an insightful and inspiring account of a group of courageous doctors and nurses who fought the battle for racial justice in hospitals, clinics, and on the streets in the 1960s.”  Catalog Record.
  • Health communication and breast cancer among black women : culture, identity, spirituality, and strength, by Annette D. Madlock Gatison.  Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016].  87 pages.  (F) RC280.B8 M253 2016.
    Contents:   Terminology -- Background and theoretical framing -- Myth of the strong black woman: asset or liability -- Faithtalk: God’s got it -- Interlude: survivors story in her own words / by Vernell Smith -- Embracing the pink identity: black women and pink ribbon culture -- Work and family -- Interlude: a friend and family member’s story in their own words / by Yvette Toko -- Conclusion: body politics, coping, and reframing the narrative.
  • Proceedings of the National Society of Black Physicists : 35th Annual Day of Scientific Lectures and 31st Annual Meeting : 2008 joint Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, Washington, D.C., 20-23 February 2008, edited by Hakeem M. Oluseyi.  National Society of Black Physicists. Day of Scientific Lectures (35th : 2008 : Washington, D.C.)  Melville, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2009.  200 pages, illustrations.  Series:   P   Conference roceedings ; no. 1140.   < ttp://>  ONLINE. 
  • Taking my place in medicine : a guide for minority medical students, edited by  Carmen Webb.   Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, c2000 231 pages, illustrations.  African American Studies Reading Room.  R693 .T35 2000
  • Women and minorities in science and engineering.   Washington, D.C. : National Science Foundation, 1984.  182 pages, illustrations.  (ST)  Q149.U5 W65 1984.

      Focus on Hispanic Identity
  • Barebones : a surgeon’s tale : the price of success in American medicine, by Augusto Sarmiento with the assistance of Mark Dorfman   Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus, 2003.  379 pages, illustrations.  (ST) R154.S253 A3 2003
    Biography of a Hispanic-American surgeon.
  • High-technology opportunities for Hispanics : hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment and Labor of the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, Washington, DC, October 3, 1990.   Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O., 1991.  99 pages.  Serial no. 101-82.  DOCS Off site storage Y 4.Sm 1:101-82.  Also Online
  • Hispanic engineer and information technology.  Continues Hispanic engineer.  Published <1999-2004> by: Career Communications Group, Inc   (ST) TA1 .H58
  • In the nation’s compelling interest : ensuring diversity in the health-care workforce,  Committee on Institutional and Policy-Level Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the U.S. Health Care Workforce, Board on Health Sciences Policy, edited by Brian D. Smedley, Adrienne Stith Butler, and Lonnie R. Bristow.  Washington, DC : National Academies Press, c2004.  409 pages, illustrations.   (F)  R745 .I5 2004.
  • Latina/o healing practices : mestizo and indigenous perspectives / edited by Brian W. McNeill and Joseph M. Cervantes.  New York : Routledge, c2008.  326 pages, illustrations.  (F)  GR105.3 .L38 2008.
  • Mapping "race" : critical approaches to health disparities research . edited by Laura E. Gómez and Nancy López.  New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2013.  225 pages, illustrations.  (F) R853.S64 M36 2013.
  • Minorities in science : the challenge for change in biomedicine, edited by Vijaya L. Melnick and Franklin D. Hamilton.  New York : Plenum Press, c1977.  296 pages.   RECAP R693.M56.1977b.
  • National Survey of Small and Medium-Sized Physician Practices (NSSMPP), 2007-2009 [electronic resource] , by  Lawrence Casalino.   Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016.   The study is freely available to the general public.  ONLINE. 

Focus on Native American Identity

  • After the first full moon in April : a sourcebook of herbal medicine from a California Indian elder, by Josephine Grant Peters and Beverly R. Ortiz ; including contributions from Cheryl Beck [and others] ; Karuk plant names by James A. Ferrara. Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, ©2010.  220 pages : illustrations.  RECAP E99.K25 P48 2010. 
  • A different medicine : postcolonial healing in the Native American Church, by Joseph D. Calabrese.  Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.  234 pages.  (F)  E98.R3 C35 2013.
  • The Peyote book : a study of native medicine,  compiled and edited by Guy Mount.  Arcata, CA : Sweetlight Books, c1987.  79 pages, illustrations.  (F) E98.R3 P49 1987.
  • The Peyote road : religious freedom and the Native American Church, by Thomas Constantine Maroukis.   Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c2010.  281 pages, illustrations.  (F) E98.R3 M29 2010. 
    This volume bridges a divide between Native American religion and medicine.