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New and Published Books

  1. Knowing New Biotechnologies

    Social Aspects of Technological Convergence

    Edited by Matthias Wienroth, Eugénia Rodrigues

    Series: Genetics and Society

    The areas of personal genomics and citizen science draw on – and bring together – different cultures of producing and managing knowledge and meaning. They also cross local and global boundaries, are subjects and objects of transformation and mobility of research practices, evaluation and...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Knowledge and Knowers

    Towards a realist sociology of education

    By Karl Maton

    We live in ‘knowledge societies’ and work in ‘knowledge economies’, but accounts of social change treat knowledge as homogeneous and neutral. While knowledge should be central to educational research, it focuses on processes of knowing and condemns studies of knowledge as essentialist. This book...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Knowledge Mobilisation and the Social Sciences

    Research Impact and Engagement

    Edited by Jon Bannister, Irene Hardill

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    The essays presented in this volume examine knowledge mobilisation and its relation to research impact and engagement. The social sciences matter because they can help us to understand and address the complex challenges confronting society. This is particularly true in an era of significant...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Alienated Mind (Routledge Revivals)

    The Sociology of Knowledge in Germany 1918-1933

    By David Frisby

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1983 with a second edition in 1992, investigates the emergence of the sociology of knowledge in Germany in the critical period from 1918 to 1933. These years witnessed the development of distinctive paradigms centred on the works of Max Scheler, Georg Lukács and Karl...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Qualitative Analysis in the Making

    Edited by Daniella Kuzmanovic, Andreas Bandak

    Series: Routledge Advances in Research Methods

    How do scholars transform qualitative data into analysis? What does making analysis imply? What happens in the space in-between data and finalized analysis is notoriously difficult to talk about. In other parts of the research process, scholars and students are aided by method books that describe...

    Published November 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Knowledge

    The Philosophical Quest in History

    By Steve Fuller

    The theory of knowledge, or epistemology, is often regarded as a dry topic that bears little relation to actual knowledge practices. Knowledge: The Philosophical Quest in History addresses this perception by showing the roots, developments and prospects of modern epistemology from its beginnings in...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Beginning of Politics

    Youthful Political Agency in Everyday Life

    Edited by Kirsi Pauliina Kallio, Jouni Hakli

    The conventional wisdom according to which children’s lives should be safe from adult concerns tends to situate them categorically outside the political. Thus understood, children become political agents when they reach maturity and eligibility to formal participation. Alternatively, political...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Mental Health

    A critical realist exploration

    By David Pilgrim

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    David Pilgrim PhD is Professor of Health & Social Policy in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool....

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Learning and Calamities

    Practices, Interpretations, Patterns

    Edited by Heike Egner, Marén Schorch, Martin Voss

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society

    It is widely assumed that humanity should be able to learn from calamities (e.g., emergencies, disasters, catastrophes) and that the affected individuals, groups, and enterprises, as well as the concerned (disaster-) management organizations and institutions for prevention and mitigation, will be...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge