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  1. Science and Democracy

    Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond

    Edited by Stephen Hilgartner, Clark Miller, Rob Hagendijk

    Series: Genetics and Society

    In the life sciences and beyond, new developments in science and technology and the creation of new social orders go hand in hand. In short, science and society are simultaneously and reciprocally coproduced and changed. Scientific research not only produces new knowledge and technological systems...

    Published March 11th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation

    Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness

    By Layla AbdelRahim

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This study of children's literature as knowledge, culture, and social foundation bridges the gap between science and literature and examines the interconnectedness of fiction and reality as a two-way road. The book investigates how the civilized narrative orders experience by means of segregation,...

    Published March 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Science, Philosophy and Sustainability

    The End of the Cartesian dream

    Edited by Angela Guimaraes Pereira, Silvio Funtowicz

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Sustainability and Governance

    For science to remain a legitimate and trustworthy source of knowledge, society will have to engage in the collective processes of knowledge co-production, which not only includes science, but also other types of knowledge. This process of change has to include a new commitment to knowledge...

    Published February 25th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Experiment Earth

    Responsible innovation in geoengineering

    By Jack Stilgoe

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Experiments in geoengineering – intentionally manipulating the Earth’s climate to reduce global warming – have become the focus of a vital debate about responsible science and innovation. Drawing on three years of sociological research working with scientists on one of the world’s first major...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. An Anthropology of Robots and AI

    Annihilation Anxiety and Machines

    By Kathleen Richardson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    This book explores the making of robots in labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It examines the cultural ideas that go into the making of robots, and the role of fiction in co-constructing the technological practices of the robotic scientists. The book engages with debates in...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals and Genetics

    Old Critiques and New Engagements

    Edited by Susan E. Bell, Anne E. Figert

    In recent years medicalization, the process of making something medical, has gained considerable ground and a position in everyday discourse. In this multidisciplinary collection of original essays, the authors expertly consider how issues around medicalization have developed, ways in which it is...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Age

    2nd Edition

    By Ben Agger

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    People ‘overshare’ when they interact with others through the screens of computers and smartphones. Oversharing means to divulge more of their inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over the phone. Text messaging, Facebooking, tweeting, camming, blogging, online...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Gender Circuits

    Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age, 2nd Edition

    By Eve Shapiro

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    The new edition of Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies...

    Published February 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Digitizing Identities

    Edited by Irma van der Ploeg, Jason Pridmore

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    With digitization and automation processes pervading virtually all aspects and domains of society, the routine registration of personal identifiable data is increasing at an exponential rate. This book, combining recent insights gained from several disciplines—including science and technology...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge