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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 25 results in Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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 October 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Bioethics

    By Alan Petersen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Recent rapid advances in the biosciences have led to considerable debate about the social, ethical, and legal implications of research and its applications. The mapping of the human genome, advances in cloning techniques, the harvesting of embryonic stem cells for research, increasing use of...

    Published June 4th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Culture of Science

    How the Public Relates to Science Across the Globe

    Edited by Martin W. Bauer, Rajesh Shukla, Nick Allum

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    This book offers the first comparative account of the changes and stabilities of public perceptions of science within the US, France, China, Japan, and across Europe over the past few decades. The contributors address the influence of cultural factors; the question of science and religion and its...

    Published June 4th 2013 by Routledge