Theory, Technology and Society

Theory, Technology and Society

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Theory, Technology and Society presents the latest work in social, cultural and political theory, which considers the impact of new technologies on social, economic and political relationships. Central to the series are the elucidation of new theories of the humanity-technology relationship, the ethical implications of techno-scientific innovation, and the identification of unforeseen effects which are emerging from the techno-scientific organization of society. With particular interest in questions of gender relations, the body, virtuality, penality, work, aesthetics, urban space, surveillance, governance and the environment, the series encourages work that seeks to determine the nature of the social consequences that have followed the deployment of new technologies, investigate the increasingly complex relationship between 'the human' and 'the technological', or addresses the ethical and political questions arising from the constant transformation and manipulation of humanity.

  • Experiments, Animal Bodies and Human Values

    By Kay Peggs

    Experiments, Animal Bodies and Human Values presents a sociological examination of the ethics of using animals in biomedical experiments, exploring the manner in which science and technology have sought to advance the human body project by using animals as a resource for human gain. Such scientific…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
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    Theory, Technology and Society

  • Contested Categories: Life Sciences in Society book cover

    Contested Categories

    Life Sciences in Society

    By Ayo Wahlberg

    Edited by Susanne Bauer

    Drawing on social science perspectives, Contested Categories presents a series of empirical studies that engage with the often shifting and day-to-day realities of life sciences categories. In doing so, it shows how such categories remain contested and dynamic, and that the boundaries they create…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Theory, Technology and Society

  • Technology and Medical Practice: Blood, Guts and Machines book cover

    Technology and Medical Practice

    Blood, Guts and Machines

    By Boel Berner

    Edited by Ericka Johnson

    The advanced technologies being used in diagnosis and care within modern medicine, whilst supporting and making medical practices possible, may also conflict with established traditions of medicine and care. What happens to the patient in a technologized medical environment? How are doctors',…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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    Theory, Technology and Society

  • Immunological Discourse in Political Philosophy

    Immunisation and its Discontents

    By Inge Mutsaers

    Given the propensity of contemporary protection measures such as counterterrorism efforts and fierce protection strategies against viral threats, as well as physical and legal barriers against migration, a number of political philosophers, including Peter Sloterdijk and Roberto Esposito, have…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10
    Routledge
    Theory, Technology and Society

  • Eventful Bodies: The Cosmopolitics of Illness book cover

    Eventful Bodies

    The Cosmopolitics of Illness

    By Michael Schillmeier

    Disrupting, questioning and altering the taken-for-granted ’cosmos’ of everyday life, the experiences of illness challenge the different ways in which social normalcy is remembered, maintained and expected. This book explores the manifold experiences of life threatening, infectious or non-curable…

    Hardback – 2014-08-28
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    Theory, Technology and Society

  • Bio-Objects: Life in the 21st Century book cover

    Bio-Objects

    Life in the 21st Century

    Edited by Niki Vermeulen, Sakari Tamminen, Andrew Webster

    Increasing knowledge of the biological is fundamentally transforming what life itself means and where its boundaries lie. New developments in the biosciences - especially through the molecularisation of life - are (re)shaping healthcare and other aspects of our society. This cutting edge volume…

    Hardback – 2011-12-28
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  • The Genome Incorporated: Constructing Biodigital Identity book cover

    The Genome Incorporated

    Constructing Biodigital Identity

    By Kate O'Riordan

    The Genome Incorporated examines the proliferation of human genomics across contemporary media cultures. It explores questions about what it means for a technoscience to thoroughly saturate everyday life, and places the interrogation of the science/media relationship at the heart of this enquiry.…

    Hardback – 2010-05-28
    Routledge
    Theory, Technology and Society