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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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The Culture of Science How the Public Relates to Science Across the Globe

The Culture of Science: How the Public Relates to Science Across the Globe

1st Edition

Edited By Martin W. Bauer, Rajesh Shukla, Nick Allum
June 05, 2013

This book offers the first comparative account of the changes and stabilities of public perceptions of science within the US, France, China, Japan, and across Europe over the past few decades. The contributors address the influence of cultural factors; the question of science and religion and its ...

The Politics of Bioethics

The Politics of Bioethics

1st Edition

By Alan Petersen
June 05, 2013

Recent rapid advances in the biosciences have led to considerable debate about the social, ethical, and legal implications of research and its applications. The mapping of the human genome, advances in cloning techniques, the harvesting of embryonic stem cells for research, increasing use of ...

Biometrics Bodies, Technologies, Biopolitics

Biometrics: Bodies, Technologies, Biopolitics

1st Edition

By Joseph Pugliese
September 05, 2012

Biometric technologies, such as finger- or facial-scan, are being deployed across a variety of social contexts in order to facilitate and guarantee identity verification and authentication. In the post-9/11 world, biometric technologies have experienced an extraordinary period of growth as concerns...

Science Images and Popular Images of the Sciences

Science Images and Popular Images of the Sciences

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Weingart, Bernd Huppauf
June 20, 2012

What is a popular image of science and where does it come from? Little is known about the formation of science images and their transformation into popular images of science. In this anthology, contributions from two areas of expertise: image theory and history and the sociology of the sciences, ...

Global Public Health Vigilance Creating a World on Alert

Global Public Health Vigilance: Creating a World on Alert

1st Edition

By Lorna Weir, Eric Mykhalovskiy
September 05, 2012

Global Public Health Vigilance is the first sociological book to investigate recent changes in how global public health authorities imagine and respond to international threats to human health. This book explores a remarkable period of conceptual innovation during which infectious disease, ...

Rethinking Disability Bodies, Senses, and Things

Rethinking Disability: Bodies, Senses, and Things

1st Edition

By Michael Schillmeier
September 05, 2012

This text is a critical and empirically-based introduction to disability studies. It offers a comprehensive, book-length analysis of disability through the lens of Science and Technology Studies (STS), and presents a practice-oriented discussion of how bodies, senses and things are linked in ...

Wired and Mobilizing Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics

Wired and Mobilizing: Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics

1st Edition

By Victoria Carty
September 05, 2012

This book highlights how online networking offers potential for new forms of activist mobilizing, repertoires, participatory democracy, direct action, fundraising, and civic engagement. It calls for a re-conceptualization of some of the main tenets of contentious and electoral politics, which were ...

Wind Power and Power Politics International Perspectives

Wind Power and Power Politics: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Strachan, David Lal, David Toke
July 27, 2012

The aim of the book is to analyse the factors that have influenced wind power outcomes in a range of countries which have featured significant wind power deployment programmes. A central theme is the relationship between patterns of ownership and the outcomes. These flow from different social ...

Biomedicine as Culture Instrumental Practices, Technoscientific Knowledge, and New Modes of Life

Biomedicine as Culture: Instrumental Practices, Technoscientific Knowledge, and New Modes of Life

1st Edition

Edited By Regula Valérie Burri, Joseph Dumit
June 04, 2010

This volume offers interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary biomedicine as a cultural practice. It brings together leading scholars from cultural anthropology, sociology, history, and science studies to conduct a critical dialogue on the culture(s) of biomedical practice, discussing its ...

Journalism, Science and Society Science Communication between News and Public Relations

Journalism, Science and Society: Science Communication between News and Public Relations

1st Edition

Edited By Martin W. Bauer, Massimiano Bucchi
March 18, 2010

Analyzing the role of journalists in science communication, this book presents a perspective on how this is going to evolve in the twenty-first century. The book takes three distinct perspectives on this interesting subject. Firstly, science journalists reflect on their ‘operating rules’ (...

Transnational Environmental Policy Reconstructing Ozone

Transnational Environmental Policy: Reconstructing Ozone

1st Edition

By Reiner Grundmann
April 27, 2001

Transnational Environmental Policy analyses a surprising success story in the field of international environmental policy making: the threat to the ozone layer posed by industrial chemicals, and how it has been averted. The book also raises the more general question about the problem-solving ...

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