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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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 4th 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 4th 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 4th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Digitizing Identities
    Edited by Irma van der Ploeg, Jason Pridmore
    To Be Published January 31st 2015

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