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Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society


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Books in this series consider social science aspects of science studies. Authors discuss how science is socially situated and mediated, how science and technology are shaped by society and society by science and technology. Books will consider the social impact of new technologies.

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Apocalyptic Narratives Science, Risk and Prophecy

Apocalyptic Narratives: Science, Risk and Prophecy

1st Edition

By Hauke Riesch
May 20, 2021

Linking literature from the sociological study of the apocalyptic with the sociology and philosophy of science, Apocalyptic Narratives explores how the apocalyptic narrative frames and provides meaning to contemporary, secular and scientific crises focussing on nuclear war, general environmental ...

The Sociology of Structural Disaster Beyond Fukushima

The Sociology of Structural Disaster: Beyond Fukushima

1st Edition

By Miwao Matsumoto
March 30, 2021

How and why did credible scientists, engineers, government officials, journalists, and others collectively give rise to a drastic failure to control the threat to the population of the Fukushima disaster? Why was there no effort on the part of inter-organizational networks, well-coordinated in the ...

The Policies and Politics of Interdisciplinary Research Nanomedicine in France and in the United States

The Policies and Politics of Interdisciplinary Research: Nanomedicine in France and in the United States

1st Edition

By Séverine Louvel
November 30, 2020

Interdisciplinary research centers are blooming in almost every university, and interdisciplinary research is expected to be a cure-all for the ills of academic science. Do disciplines still matter? To what extent are interdisciplinary problem-solving approaches driven by socioeconomic stakeholders...

Big Data—A New Medium?

Big Data—A New Medium?

1st Edition

Edited By Natasha Lushetich
November 27, 2020

Drawing on a range of methods from across science and technology studies, digital humanities and digital arts, this book presents a comprehensive view of the big data phenomenon. Big data architectures are increasingly transforming political questions into technical management by determining ...

Emotion in the Digital Age Technologies, Data and Psychosocial Life

Emotion in the Digital Age: Technologies, Data and Psychosocial Life

1st Edition

By Darren Ellis, Ian Tucker
October 09, 2020

Emotion in the Digital Age examines how emotion is understood, researched and experienced in relation to practices of digitisation and datafication said to constitute a digital age. The overarching concern of the book is with how emotion operates in, through, and with digital technologies. The...

Adolescents and Their Social Media Narratives A Digital Coming of Age

Adolescents and Their Social Media Narratives: A Digital Coming of Age

1st Edition

By Jill Walsh
November 25, 2019

Adolescents are forging a new path to self-development, taking advantage of the technology at their fingertips to produce desired results. In Adolescents and Their Social Media Narratives, Walsh specifically explores how social media impacts teenagers' personal development. Indeed, ...

Blockchain and Web 3.0 Social, Economic, and Technological Challenges

Blockchain and Web 3.0: Social, Economic, and Technological Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Massimo Ragnedda, Giuseppe Destefanis
July 23, 2019

Blockchain is no longer just about bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general. Instead, it can be seen as a disruptive, revolutionary technology which will have major impacts on multiple aspects of our lives. The revolutionary power of such technology compares with the revolution sparked by the World ...

Understanding Digital Events Bergson, Whitehead, and the Experience of the Digital

Understanding Digital Events: Bergson, Whitehead, and the Experience of the Digital

1st Edition

Edited By David Kreps
May 30, 2019

This book introduces an events-based approach to understanding digital experience. Focusing on the event-ontologies of Bergson and Whitehead’s process metaphysics, it explores subjective experience and objective reality as unified ‘events’ in the form of concrete slabs of existence. Such slabs are ...

Science, Africa and Europe Processing Information and Creating Knowledge

Science, Africa and Europe: Processing Information and Creating Knowledge

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Lengwiler, Nigel Penn, Patrick Harries
October 11, 2018

Historically, scientists and experts have played a prominent role in shaping the relationship between Europe and Africa. Starting with travel writers and missionary intellectuals in the 17th century, European savants have engaged in the study of nature and society in Africa. Knowledge about realms ...

The Cultural Authority of Science Comparing across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas

The Cultural Authority of Science: Comparing across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas

1st Edition

Edited By Martin W Bauer, Petra Pansegrau, Rajesh Shukla
September 27, 2018

The cultural authority of science is the authority that is granted to science in any particular context. This authority is as much a matter of image and perceived legitimacy as of statutory guarantee. However, while authority can be charismatic, based on tradition or based on competence, we would ...

Future Courses of Human Societies Critical Reflections from the Natural and Social Sciences

Future Courses of Human Societies: Critical Reflections from the Natural and Social Sciences

1st Edition

Edited By Kléber Ghimire
June 18, 2018

The future as a field of inquiry, debate or forecasts continues to flourish. However, this book differs from existing literature in several important ways. It is not another publication on future scenarios guided by a linear technological fix - nor is it simply a volume of new statistics on ...

The Ethics of Ordinary Technology

The Ethics of Ordinary Technology

1st Edition

By Michel Puech
January 24, 2018

Technology is even more than our world, our form of life, our civilization. Technology interacts with the world to change it. Philosophers need to seriously address the fluidity of a smartphone interface, the efficiency of a Dyson vacuum cleaner, or the familiar noise of an antique vacuum cleaner. ...

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