Sociology of Science & Technology Products

  • Digitizing Identities

    Doing Identity in a Networked World

    Edited by Irma van der Ploeg, Jason Pridmore

    This book explores contemporary transformations of identities in a digitizing society across a range of domains of modern life. As digital technology and ICTs have come to pervade virtually all aspects of modern societies, the routine registration of personal data has increased exponentially, thus…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity and Culture

    Edited by Ulrik Ekman, Jay David Bolter, Lily Díaz, Morten Søndergaard, Maria Engberg

    The ubiquitous nature of mobile and pervasive computing has begun to reshape and complicate our notions of space, time, and identity. In this collection, over thirty internationally recognized contributors reflect on ubiquitous computing’s implications for the ways in which we interact with our…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 
    Routledge

  • Beyond Capital

    Values, Commons, Computing, and the Search for a Viable Future

    By David Hakken, Barbara Andrews, Maurizio Teli

    The financial/social cataclysm beginning in 2007 ended notions of a “great moderation” and the view that capitalism had overcome its systemic tendencies to crisis. The subsequent failure of contemporary social formations to address the causes of the crisis gives renewed impetus to better analysis…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Care, Power, and Information

    The Colonization of Digital Citizenship

    By Alexander Stingl

    This book explores the issues of the digital and the biopolitical and their implications for citizenship and governance in the contemporary world.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • A History of Forensic Science

    British beginnings in the twentieth century

    By Alison Adam

    How and when did forensic science originate in the UK? This question demands our attention because our understanding of present-day forensic science is vastly enriched through gaining an appreciation of what went before. A History of Forensic Science is the first book to consider the wide spectrum…

    Hardback – 2015-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • Systems Thinking for Geoengineering Policy

    How to reduce the threat of dangerous climate change by embracing uncertainty and failure

    By Robert Chris

    Even by the scientists most closely associated with it, geoengineering – the deliberate intervention in the climate at global scale to mitigate the effects of climate change – is perceived to be risky. For all its potential benefits, there are robust differences of opinion over the wisdom of such…

    Hardback – 2015-11-27 
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure

    And Other Essays

    By Edward Carpenter

    This volume, originally published in 1889 with this edition published in 1912, contains Carpenter's famous essays on civilisation and his theory that it is a disease of mankind that must be cured. Papers included in this collection discuss the rampant ill-health suffered by society as well as…

    Hardback – 2015-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

  • Neuroscience and Critique

    Exploring the Limits of the Neurological Turn

    Edited by Jan De Vos, Ed Pluth

    Recent years have seen a rapid growth in neuroscientific research, and an expansion beyond basic research to incorporate elements of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It has been suggested that the neurosciences will bring about major transformations in the understanding of ourselves, our…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24 
    Routledge

  • Smart Urbanism

    Utopian vision or false dawn?

    Edited by Simon Marvin, Andrés Luque-Ayala, Colin McFarlane

    Smart Urbanism (SU) – the rebuilding of cities through the integration of digital technologies with buildings, neighbourhoods, networked infrastructures and people – is being represented as a unique emerging ‘solution’ to the majority of problems faced by cities today. SU discourses, enacted by…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge

  • A General View of Positivism

    By Auguste Comte

    In Comte’s original work on positivism, he attempted to outline a general perception of positivism, how it can be applied to society and how society would work should positivism be applied. J.H. Bridges’ translation, originally published in 1865, this version first published in 1908, manages to…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Complexity and Creative Capacity

    Rethinking knowledge transfer, adaptive management and wicked environmental problems

    By Kelly Chapman

    Complexity theories gained prominence in the 1990s with a focus on self-organising and complex adaptive systems. Since then, complexity theory has become one of the fastest growing topics in both the natural and social sciences, and touted as a revolutionary way of understanding the behaviour of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Nuclear Power, Economic Development Discourse and the Environment

    The Case of India

    By Manu V. Mathai

    Nuclear power is often characterized as a "green technology." Technologies are rarely, if ever, socially isolated artefacts. Instead, they materially represent an embodiment of values and priorities. Nuclear power is no different. It is a product of a particular political economy and the question…

    Paperback – 2015-11-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

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