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Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

Books in this series consider social science aspects of science studies. Authors discuss how science is socially situated and mediated, how science and technology are shaped by society and society by science and technology. Books will consider the social impact of new technologies.

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1-10 of 27 results in Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society
  1. Transparency and Surveillance as Sociotechnical Accountability

    A House of Mirrors

    Edited by Deborah G. Johnson, Priscilla M. Regan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Surveillance and transparency are both significant and increasingly pervasive activities in neoliberal societies. Surveillance is taken up as a means to achieving security and efficiency; transparency is seen as a mechanism for ensuring compliance or promoting informed consumerism and informed...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Leisure Commons

    A Spatial History of Web 2.0

    By Payal Arora

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    There is much excitement about Web 2.0 as an unprecedented, novel, community-building space for experiencing, producing, and consuming leisure, particularly through social network sites. What is needed is a perspective that is invested in neither a utopian or dystopian posture but sees historical...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Critique, Social Media and the Information Society

    Edited by Christian Fuchs, Marisol Sandoval

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    In times of global capitalist crisis we are witnessing a return of critique in the form of a surging interest in critical theories (such as the critical political economy of Karl Marx) and social rebellions as a reaction to the commodification and instrumentalization of everything. On one hand,...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Commodified Bodies

    Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade

    By Oliver Decker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Commodified Bodies examines the social practice of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the increasingly neoliberal tendencies in the medical system. It analyses phenomena such as the denomination of human body parts as "raw materials" and "commodities," or the arguments used by...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Good Life in a Technological Age

    Edited by Philip Brey, Adam Briggle, Edward Spence

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Modern technology has changed the way we live, work, play, communicate, fight, love, and die. Yet few works have systematically explored these changes in light of their implications for individual and social welfare. How can we conceptualize and evaluate the influence of technology on human...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Animals, Disease and Human Society

    Human-animal Relations and the Rise of Veterinary Medicine

    By Joanna Swabe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    This book explores the history and nature of our dependency on other animals and the implications of this for human and animal health. Writing from an historical and sociological perspective, Joanna Swabe's work discusses such issues as: * animal domestication * the consequences of human...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Technoculture and Critical Theory

    In the Service of the Machine?

    By Simon Cooper

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    The author explores the work of major thinkers and cultural movements that have grappled with the complex relationship between technology, politics and culture. Subjects such as the Internet, cloning, warfare, fascism and Virtual Reality are placed within a broad theoretical context which explores...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Science and the Media

    Alternative Routes to Scientific Communications

    By Massimiano Bucchi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    In the days of global warming and BSE, science is increasingly a public issue. This book provides a theoretical framework which allows us to understand why and how scientists address the general public. The author develops the argument that turning to the public is not simply a response to...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Information Communication Technology and Social Transformation

    A Social and Historical Perspective

    By Hugh F. Cline

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    This book argues that information communication technologies are not creating new forms of social structure, but rather altering long-standing institutions and amplifying existing trends of social change that have their origins in ancient times. Using a comparative historical perspective, it...

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Internet and Emotions

    Edited by Tova Benski, Eran Fisher

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Nothing seems more far removed from the visceral, bodily experience of emotions than the cold, rational technology of the Internet. But as this collection shows, the internet and emotions intersect in interesting and surprising ways. Internet and Emotions is the fruit of an interdisciplinary...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Biology and Political Science
    By Robert Blank, Samuel M. Hines Jnr.
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  2. Visualization in the Age of Computerization
    Edited by Annamaria Carusi, Aud Sissel Hoel, Timothy Webmoor, Steve Woolgar
    To Be Published August 26th 2014
  3. Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Social, Political and Environmental Issues
    Edited by Richard Hindmarsh
    To Be Published October 1st 2014
  4. Digitizing Identities
    Edited by Irma van der Ploeg, Jason Pridmore
    To Be Published February 1st 2015

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