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  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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Psychology and Politics of the Collective

    Groups, Crowds and Mass Identifications

    Edited by Ruth Parkin-Gounelas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    What are the psychological factors in operation when we form groups or crowds, and how are these affected by socio-historical circumstances? History offers endless examples of different forms of human collectivity, both private and public, small-scale and large: from the primal horde to the modern...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Managing Overflow in Affluent Societies

    Edited by Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar Löfgren

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    “It is simply too much” is a common complaint of the modern age. This book looks at how people and institutions deal with overflow - of information, consumption or choices. The essays explore the ways in which notions of overflow – framed in terms of excess and abundance or their implicit...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Early Modern Capitalism

    Economic and Social Change in Europe 1400-1800

    Edited by MAARTEN PRAK

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This volume takes stock of recent research on economic growth, as well as the development of capital and labour markets, during the centuries that preceded the Industrial Revolution. The book underlines the diversity in the economic experiences of early modern Europeans and suggests how this...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Consuming Race

    By Ben Pitcher

    From the rise of Nordic noir to a taste for street food, from practices of natural gardening to the aesthetics of children's TV, contemporary culture is saturated with racial meanings. By consuming race we make sense of other groups and cultures, communicate our own identities, express our needs...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Artistic Practices

    Social Interactions and Cultural Dynamics

    Edited by Tasos Zembylas

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Art matters. It affects us in our daily lives and is full of meanings that are valuable to all of us. As a catalyst for social interactions, art may either cause public conflict and create dissensions or facilitate mutual understanding and strengthen collective bonds. All of this is grounded in...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. Emotions and Social Change

    Historical and Sociological Perspectives

    Edited by David Lemmings, Ann Brooks

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This edited collection takes a critical perspective on Norbert Elias’s theory of the "civilizing process," through historical essays and contemporary analysis from sociologists and cultural theorists. It focuses on changes in emotional regimes or styles and considers the intersection of emotions...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Punk in Russia

    Cultural mutation from the “useless” to the “moronic”

    By Ivan Gololobov, Hilary Pilkington, Yngvar B Steinholt

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    Punk culture is currently having a revival worldwide and is poised to extend and mutate even more as youth unemployment and youth alienation increase in many countries of the world. In Russia, its power to have an impact and to shock is well illustrated by the state response to activist collective...

    Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge