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  • Surveillance Futures

    Social and Ethical Implications of New Technologies for Children and Young People

    By Emmeline Taylor, Tonya Rooney

    From birth to adulthood, children now find themselves navigating a network of surveillance devices that attempt to identify, quantify, sort and track their thoughts, movements and actions. This book is the first collection to focus exclusively on technological surveillance and young people.…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17 
    Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

  • Grassroots Innovation Movements

    By Adrian Smith, Juan Mariano Fressoli, Dinesh Abrol, Elisa Arond, Adrian Ely

    Innovation is increasingly invoked by policy elites and business leaders as vital for tackling global challenges like sustainable development. Often overlooked, however, is the fact that networks of community groups, activists, and researchers have been innovating grassroots solutions for social…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15 
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Scripted Bodies

    Corporate Power, Smart Technologies, and the Undoing of Public Education

    By Kenneth J. Saltman

    Institutions and public policy have embraced ever more repressive controls over the physical space of schools that now include arrests of young children, prison technologies, metal detectors, arming teachers, drugging students, biometric tracking systems, 'close-captioned' TV surveillance systems,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-10 
    Critical Interventions

  • Marketing Technologies

    Corporate Cultures and Technological Change

    By Elena Simakova

    Global corporations initiate, join and maintain socio-technological change and hence, alter the ways in which we organize our lives. Demanding significant investment of resources and time, the development and implementation of new technologies on different levels must take into consideration these…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology

  • A New Industrial Future?

    3D Printing and the Reconfiguring of Production, Distribution, and Consumption

    By Thomas Birtchnell, John Urry

    A New Industrial Future? examines whether a further industrial revolution is taking place around the world. In this compelling book Birtchnell and Urry examine such a new possible future involving the mass adoption of 3D printing. The locating of 3D printers in homes, offices, stores and workshops…

    Paperback – 2016-07-08 

  • Humans, Animals and Biopolitics

    The more-than-human condition

    Edited by Kristin Asdal, Tone Druglitrø, Steve Hinchliffe

    Human-animal co-existence is central to a politics of life, how we order societies, and to debates about who ’we’ humans think ’we’ are. In other words, our ways of understanding and ordering human-animal relations have economic and political implications and affect peoples’ everyday lives. By…

    Paperback – 2016-07-04 
    Multispecies Encounters

  • Digital Media Usage Across the Lifecourse

    Edited by Paul G. Nixon, Rajash Rawal, Andreas Funk

    New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman declared the modern age in which we live as the ’age of distraction’ in 2006. The basis of his argument was that technology has changed the ways in which our minds function and our capacity to dedicate ourselves to any particular task. Others assert that…

    Hardback – 2016-06-20 
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

  • Food and the Risk Society

    The Power of Risk Perception

    By Charlotte Fabiansson, Stefan Fabiansson

    This book offers a comprehensive understanding of the current scientific knowledge concerning risks associated with food preparation, processing and consumption, with particular attention to the gap between scientific research and public perception. Examining the effects of food on the body from…

    Hardback – 2016-06-14 

  • Sustainability

    By Thomas Pfister, Martin Schweighofer, André Reichel

    Sustainability as a reference frame for dealing with the interconnection of environmental, economic and social issues on a global scale is not only characterized by complex problems and long-term strategies but also by differences and disagreements with regard to its meanings and how they should be…

    Hardback – 2016-06-09 
    Key Ideas

  • Storage and Scarcity

    New practices for food, energy and water

    By Giorgio Osti

    In an era of abundance, at least part of humanity has stopped thinking about the future provision of basic vital resources such water, energy and food. Storage actions, with all their variants whether real or imagined, are sources of innovation in the provision and treatment of crucial resources.…

    Hardback – 2016-06-06 
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy and Practice

  • Out Online: Trans Self-Representation and Community Building on YouTube

    By Tobias Raun

    Trans people are increasingly stepping out of the shadow of pathologization and secretiveness to tell their life stories, share information and to connect with like-minded others, using YouTube as a platform. Out Online: Trans Self-Representation and Community Building on YouTube explores the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Gender, Bodies and Transformation

  • Racial Prescriptions

    Pharmaceuticals, Difference, and the Politics of Life

    By Jonathan Xavier Inda

    In the contemporary United States, matters of life and health have become key political concerns. Important to this politics of life is the desire to overcome racial inequalities in health; from heart disease to diabetes, the populations most afflicted by a range of illnesses are racialized…

    Paperback – 2016-05-19 

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