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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 28 results in Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society
  1. 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 exploitation...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 5th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Biology and Political Science
    By Robert Blank, Samuel M. Hines Jnr.
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  2. Information Communication Technology and Social Transformation: A Social and Historical Perspective
    By Hugh F. Cline
    To Be Published September 15th 2015
  3. Digitizing Identities
    Edited by Irma van der Ploeg, Jason Pridmore
    To Be Published November 1st 2015
  4. The Fukushima Effect: Nuclear Histories, Representations and Debates
    Edited by Richard Hindmarsh, Rebecca Priestley
    To Be Published November 1st 2015

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