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New and Published Books

  1. The Politics of Evolution

    By David F. Prindle

    The controversy over teaching evolution or creationism in American public schools offers a policy paradox. Two sets of values—science and democracy—are in conflict when it comes to the question of what to teach in public school biology classes. Prindle illuminates this tension between American...

    Published April 13th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Sociology of Belief (Routledge Revivals)

    Fallacy and Foundation

    By Keith Dixon

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1980, this book presents a study of knowledge and the patterns of social and scientific thought. Keith Dixon argues that traditional and contemporary formulations of the sociology of knowledge involve a series of fallacies, and the claim to reduce knowledge to ideology devalues...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Mobility, Migration and the Chinese Scientific Research System

    By Koen Jonkers

    China’s rise is having a large impact on the global science system. The internalisation of this system in the past two decades would not have been possible without the outbound and especially the return flows of overseas Chinese scientists. This book explores their impact combining macro-level...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Innovation as Social Change in South Asia

    Transforming Hierarchies

    Edited by Minna Säävälä, Sirpa Tenhunen

    This book examines innovation as social change in South Asia. From an anthropological micro-perspective, innovation is moulded by social systems of value and hierarchy, while simultaneously having the potential to transform them. Peterson examines the printing press’s changing technology and its...

    Published April 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 12th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 5th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 26th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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 24th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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 12th 2015 by Routledge