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New and Published Books

  1. Visualization in the Age of Computerization

    Edited by Annamaria Carusi, Aud Sissel Hoel, Timothy Webmoor, Steve Woolgar

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Digitalization and computerization are now pervasive in science. This has deep consequences for our understanding of scientific knowledge and of the scientific process, and challenges longstanding assumptions and traditional frameworks of thinking of scientific knowledge. Digital media and...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Sociology of Knowledge in a Time of Crisis

    Challenging the Phantom of Liberty

    By Onofrio Romano

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The speed of social dynamics has overtaken the speed of thought. Adopting a dialectical perspective towards reality, social theory has always detected faults in the dominant social pattern, foreseeing crises and outlining in advance the features of new social models. Thought has always moved...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. What Holism Can Do for Social Theory

    By Barbara Hanson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book reconsiders the nature of positivist philosophy in social science theory based on classical and medieval thought in what later became "Europe." It argues that social theory is being held back by antagonistic debates over science, positivism, objectivity, and universal law - ...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Social Life of Climate Change Models

    Anticipating Nature

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup, Martin Skrydstrup

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    Drawing on a combination of perspectives from diverse fields, this volume offers an anthropological study of climate change and the ways in which people attempt to predict its local implications, showing how the processes of knowledge making among lay people and experts are not only...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. An Introduction to the Sociology of Ignorance

    Essays on the Limits of Knowing

    Edited by Linsey McGoey

    Ignorance is typically thought of as the absence or opposite of knowledge. In global societies that equate knowledge with power, ignorance is seen as a liability that can and should be overcome through increased education and access to information. In recent years, scholars from the social sciences...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Knowledge

    By Marian Adolf, Nico Stehr

    Series: Key Ideas

    Almost everything we do is based on our knowledge of the world around us: how we dress in the morning, how we go about our work, how we interact with other people – all these things rest on our understanding of how we know life. Knowledge might be seen as the most central as well as the most...

    Published June 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Economics of Science: A Critical Realist Overview

    Volume 2: Towards a Synthesis of Political Economy and Science and Technology Studies

    By David Tyfield

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Dramatic and controversial changes in the funding of science over the past two decades, towards its increasing commercialization, have stimulated a huge literature trying to set out an "economics of science". Whether broadly in favour or against these changes, the vast majority of these frameworks...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Eurocentrism: a marxian critical realist critique

    By Nick Hostettler

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The political and social structures of modernity are dominated by really eurocentric forms and relations, yet the theorisation of the eurocentricity of modernity remains barely developed. At the same time, modern political and social theory is fundamentally eurocentric, yet the critique of...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. A Realist Theory of Art History

    By Ian Verstegen

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    As the theoretical alignments within academia shift, this book introduces a surprising variety of realism to abolish the old positivist-theory dichotomy that has haunted Art History. Demanding frankly the referential detachment of the objects under study, the book proposes a stratified,...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge