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  • Education Is Not an App

    The future of university teaching in the internet age

    By Jonathan A. Poritz, Jonathan Rees

    Whilst much has been written about the doors that technology can open for students, less has been said about its impact on teachers and professors. Although technology undoubtedly brings with it huge opportunities within higher education, there is also the fear that it will have a negative effect…

    Paperback – 2016-09-05 
    Routledge
    Economics in the Real World

  • Surveillance in Central and Eastern Europe

    From Dictatorship of the Communist Party to Dictate of the Free Market

    By Aleš Završnik

    During Communist rule, surveillance across Central and Eastern Europe was used primarily to secure political conformity and uphold the political regime. The profound political, economic, social and legal changes which have occurred in the region over the last 20 years, including the transition to a…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Disability, Society and Assistive Technology

    By Bodil Ravneberg, Sylvia Söderström

    The provision of assistive technology is an important individual and collective service of the welfare state. The state plays a significant role towards linking users and products with matching device and consumer being both a science and an art. It is, however, a paradox that many people feel it…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • 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 – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge
    Theory, Technology and Society

  • 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 
    Routledge
    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 
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Scripted Bodies

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

    By Kenneth J. Saltman

    From drugging kids into attention and reviving behaviorism to biometric measurements of teaching and learning Scripted Bodies exposes a brave new world of education in the age of repression. Scripted Bodies examines how corporeal control has expanded in education, how it impacts the mind and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-10 
    Routledge
    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
    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 
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • 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 
    Routledge
    Multispecies Encounters

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04 
    Routledge
    Multispecies Encounters

  • Digital Media Usage Across the Life Course

    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 – 2016-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

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