Sociology of Science & Technology Products

  • Emerging Technologies

    Ethics, Law and Governance

    Edited by Gary E. Marchant, Wendell Wallach

    Emerging technologies present a challenging but fascinating set of ethical, legal and regulatory issues. The articles selected for this volume provide a broad overview of the most influential historical and current thinking in this area and show that existing frameworks are often inadequate to…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    The Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies

  • The Ethics of Sports Technologies and Human Enhancement

    Edited by Thomas H. Murray, Voo Teck Chuan

    This volume presents articles which focus on the ethical evaluation of performance-enhancing technologies in sport. The collection considers whether drug doping should be banned; the rationale of not banning ethically contested innovations such as hypoxic chambers; and the implications of the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    The Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies

  • The Metaphysics of Technology

    By David Skrbina

    What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology is an old one, with roots in the pre-Socratic philosophy of ancient Greece. It was then…

    Paperback – 2016-10-30 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Vulnerability, Autonomy, and Applied Ethics

    Edited by Christine Straehle

    Vulnerability is an important concern of moral philosophy, political philosophy and many discussions in applied ethics. Yet the concept itself—what it is and why it is morally salient—is under-theorized. Vulnerability, Autonomy, and Applied Ethics brings together theorists working on…

    Hardback – 2016-10-26 
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Skype: Bodies, Screens, Space

    By Robyn Longhurst

    Despite the popularity of Skype with video many of us are still figuring out how to ‘do’ it. Interviews reveal that we can now run the programme but we are less certain about how to ‘perform’ in front of the webcam. Seeing ourselves in the box on the side can feel strange. We are not quite sure…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24 

  • Infrastructures and Social Complexity

    A Companion

    Edited by Penelope Harvey, Casper Bruun Jensen, Atsuro Morita

    Contemporary forms of infrastructural development herald alternative futures through their incorporation of digital technologies, mobile capital, international politics and the promises and fears of enhanced connectivity. In tandem with increasing concerns about climate change and the anthropocene,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 

  • The Forensic Image: Scientific Visualization and DNA

    By Erin Kruger

    In the post-9/11 security environment, the use of genetic data has extended beyond the confines of the criminal legal domain and into the realms of national security, defense, immigration, humanitarian, army and military operations. As such, the function of genetic data has shifted from that of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Law, Science and Society

  • The Third Digital Divide

    A Weberian approach to digital inequalities

    By Massimo Ragnedda

    Drawing on the thought of Max Weber, in particular his theory of stratification, this book engages with the question of whether the digital divide simply extends traditional forms of inequality, or whether it also includes new forms of social exclusion, or perhaps manifests counter-trends that…

    Hardback – 2016-09-28 

  • Knowledge

    Is Knowledge Power?, 2nd Edition

    By Marian Adolf, Nico Stehr

    As we move through our modern world, the phenomenon we call knowledge is always involved. Whether we talk of know-how, technology, innovation, politics or education, it is the concept of knowledge that ties them all together. But despite its ubiquity as a modern trope we seldom encounter knowledge…

    Paperback – 2016-09-22 
    Key Ideas

  • The Silences of Science

    Gaps and Pauses in the Communication of Science

    Edited by Felicity Mellor, Stephen Webster

    Over the last half century scholars from a range of disciplines have attempted to theorise silence. Naively we tend to think of silence negatively, as a lack, an emptiness. Yet silence studies shows that silence is more than mere absence. All speech incorporates silence, not only in the gaps…

    Hardback – 2016-09-21 

  • Algorithmic Cultures

    Essays on Meaning, Performance and New Technologies

    Edited by Robert Seyfert, Jonathan Roberge

    This book provides in-depth and wide-ranging analyses of the emergence, and subsequent ubiquity, of algorithms in diverse realms of social life. The plurality of Algorithmic Cultures emphasizes: 1) algorithms’ increasing importance in the formation of new epistemic and organizational paradigms; and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Assisted Reproduction Across Borders

    Feminist Perspectives on Normalizations, Disruptions and Transmissions

    Edited by Merete Lie, Nina Lykke

    Today, it often seems as though Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) have reached a stage of normalization, at least in some countries and among certain social groups. Apparently some practices – for example in vitro fertilization (IVF) – have become standard worldwide. The contributors to…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07 
    Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

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