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  1. Religious Identity and Social Change

    Explaining Christian conversion in a Muslim world
    By David Radford 

    This book offers a macro and micro analysis of the dynamics of rapid social and religious change occurring within the Muslim world. Drawing on rich ethnographic and quantitative research... Read more...

  2. Stigma and the Shaping of the Pornography Industry

    By Georgina Voss 

    The idea of ‘pornography’ is oftentimes employed to invoke titillation, anger, and disgust. Stigma and the Shaping of the Pornography Industry explores the effects that this stigmatized identity has on the pornography industry itself... Read more...

  3. Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

    Edited by Matthias Gross, Linsey McGoey 

    Once treated as the absence of knowledge, ignorance today has become a highly influential topic in its own right, commanding growing attention across the natural and social sciences where a wide range of scholars have begun to explore the social life and political issues involved in the distribution and strategic use of not knowing... Read more...

  4. Cargomobilities

    Moving Materials in a Global Age
    Edited by Thomas Birtchnell, Satya Savitzky, John Urry

    Objects and materials are on the move like never before, oftentimes at astonishing speeds and along hidden routeways. This collection opens to social scientific scrutiny the various systems which move objects about the world, examining their fateful implications for many people and places. Offering texts from key thinkers, the book presents case studies from around the world... Read more...

  5. Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct

    By Megan Watkins, Greg Noble, Catherine Driscoll

    Pedagogy is oftentimes glossed as the ‘art and science of teaching’ but this focus typically ties it to the instructional practices of formalised schooling. Like the emerging work on ‘public pedagogies’, the notion of cultural pedagogies signals the importance of the pedagogic in realms other than institutionalised education... Read more...

  6. Regulation of Speech in Multicultural Societies

    Edited by Marcel Maussen, Ralph Grillo

    This book focuses on the way in which public debate and legal practice intersect when it comes to the value of free speech and the need to regulate "offensive", "blasphemous" or "hate" speech, especially, though not exclusively where such speech is thought to be offensive to members of ethnic and religious minorities... Read more...

  7. Science and Democracy

    Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond
    Edited by Stephen Hilgartner, Clark Miller, Rob Hagendijk

    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 but also constitutes new forms of expertise and contributes to the emergence of new modes of living and new forms of exchange... Read more...

  8. Knowing New Biotechnologies

    Social Aspects of Technological Convergence
    Edited by Matthias Wienroth, Eugénia Rodrigues

    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 multi-stakeholder groups... Read more...

  9. Psychosocial Studies

    An Introduction
    By Kath Woodward

    There is expanding global interest in the relationship between the psychological and the social. The bringing together of affect, emotion and feeling with social, political and cultural forces offers a creative, innovative and rich set of ways of understanding what Charles Wright Mills called the links between personal troubles and public issues... Read more...

  10. Coasts for People

    Interdisciplinary Approaches to Coastal and Marine Resource Management
    By Fikret Berkes

     Issues of sustainability and increased competition over coastal resources are changing practices of resource management. Societal concerns about environmental degradation and loss of coastal resources have steadily increased, while other issues like food security, biodiversity, and climate change, have emerged... Read more... 

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