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  1. Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

    By Martin W. Bauer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Interdisciplinarity

    Reconfigurations of the Social and Natural Sciences

    Edited by Andrew Barry, Georgina Born

    Series: CRESC

    The idea that research should become more interdisciplinary has become commonplace. According to influential commentators, the unprecedented complexity of problems such as climate change or the social implications of biomedicine demand interdisciplinary efforts integrating both the social and...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Shanghai Expo

    An International Forum on the Future of Cities

    Edited by Tim Winter

    Series: CRESC

    In 2010 Shanghai hosted the largest, most spectacular and most expensive expo ever. Attracting a staggering 73 million visitors, and costing around US$45 billion dollars, Shanghai Expo broke the records in the history of world's fairs and universal expositions. With more than half of the world’s...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Risky Genes

    Genetics, Breast Cancer and Jewish Identity

    By Jessica Mozersky

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Ashkenazi Jews have the highest known population risk of carrying specific mutations in the high-risk breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. So what does it mean to be told you have an increased risk of genetic breast cancer because you are of Ashkenazi Jewish origin? In a time of ever-increasing...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Gender and Genetics

    Sociology of the Prenatal

    By Kate Reed

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Prenatal screening for genetic disorders is becoming an increasingly widespread phenomenon across the globe. While studies have highlighted the importance of women’s experiences of such screening, little is known about men’s roles and direct involvement in this process. With a focus on the...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Science at the Cross Roads (Routledge Revivals)

    Papers from The Second International Congress of the History of Science and Technology 1931

    Edited by N. I. Bukharin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The papers given by the Soviet Delegation to the Second International Congress of the History of Science and Technology in London in 1931, headed by N. I. Bukharin, exerted a profound influence upon Western historiography of science. Perhaps the most influential contribution was that of Hessen, who...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Race in Contemporary Medicine

    Edited by Sander L. Gilman

    With the first patent being granted to “BiDil,” a combined medication that is deemed to be most effective for a specific “race,” African-Americans for a specific form of heart failure, the on-going debate about the effect of the older category of race has been renewed. What role should “race” play...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Metaphysics of Technology

    By David Skrbina

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology is an old one, with roots in the pre-Socratic philosophy of ancient Greece. It was then...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Working on Innovation

    Edited by Christophe Midler, Guy Minguet, Monique Vervaeke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology

    Since the mid-1980s, the development of competitive strategies based on intensive innovation has deeply transformed the design of new products and services. Much has been written about new methods and organizations that are likely to develop economically competitive and creative capacities in...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Mobile Technology and Place

    Edited by Rowan Wilken, Gerard Goggin

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    An international roster of contributors come together in this comprehensive volume to examine the complex interactions between mobile media technologies and issues of place. Balancing philosophical reflection with empirical analysis, this book examines the specific contexts in which place and...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge