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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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11-20 of 25 results in Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society
  1. Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi

    Social, Political and Environmental Issues

    Edited by Richard Hindmarsh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi is a timely and groundbreaking account of the disturbing landscape of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown amidst an earthquake and tsunami on Japan’s northeast coastline on March 11, 2011. It provides riveting insights into the social and...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Digital Evolution of an American Identity

    By C. Waite

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    The Digital Evolution of an American Identity details how the concept of American individualism is challenged by the digital revolution. As digital media alter our print-dominant culture, assumptions regarding the relationship of the individual to the larger community become increasingly...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Video Surveillance and Social Control in a Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Fredrika Björklund, Ola Svenonius

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    This edited collection reports the results of a comparative study of video surveillance/CCTV in Germany, Poland, and Sweden. It investigates how video surveillance as technologically mediated social control is affected by national characteristics, with a specific concern for recent political...

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking Disability

    Bodies, Senses, and Things

    By Michael Schillmeier

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    This text is a critical and empirically-based introduction to disability studies. It offers a comprehensive, book-length analysis of disability through the lens of Science and Technology Studies (STS), and presents a practice-oriented discussion of how bodies, senses and things are linked in...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Global Public Health Vigilance

    Creating a World on Alert

    By Lorna Weir, Eric Mykhalovskiy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Global Public Health Vigilance is the first sociological book to investigate recent changes in how global public health authorities imagine and respond to international threats to human health. This book explores a remarkable period of conceptual innovation during which infectious disease,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Wired and Mobilizing

    Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics

    By Victoria Carty

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    This book highlights how online networking offers potential for new forms of activist mobilizing, repertoires, participatory democracy, direct action, fundraising, and civic engagement. It calls for a re-conceptualization of some of the main tenets of contentious and electoral politics, which were...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Biometrics

    Bodies, Technologies, Biopolitics

    By Joseph Pugliese

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Biometric technologies, such as finger- or facial-scan, are being deployed across a variety of social contexts in order to facilitate and guarantee identity verification and authentication. In the post-9/11 world, biometric technologies have experienced an extraordinary period of growth as concerns...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Wind Power and Power Politics

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Peter Strachan, David Lal, David Toke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    The aim of the book is to analyse the factors that have influenced wind power outcomes in a range of countries which have featured significant wind power deployment programmes. A central theme is the relationship between patterns of ownership and the outcomes. These flow from different social...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Social Life of Nanotechnology

    Edited by Barbara Herr Harthorn, John W. Mohr

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    This book addresses the interconnections and tensions between technological development, the social benefits and risks of new technology, and the changing political economy of a global world system as they apply to the emerging field of nanotechnologies. The basic premise, developed throughout the...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Science Images and Popular Images of the Sciences

    Edited by Peter Weingart, Bernd Huppauf

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    What is a popular image of science and where does it come from? Little is known about the formation of science images and their transformation into popular images of science. In this anthology, contributions from two areas of expertise: image theory and history and the sociology of the sciences,...

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge