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  • Food and the Risk Society

    The Power of Risk Perception

    By Charlotte 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 – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge

  • Social Mobilization, Global Capitalism and Struggles over Food

    A Comparative Study of Social Movements

    By Renata Motta

    This book explores the transformation of Brazil and Argentina into two of the world’s largest producers of genetically modified (GM) crops. Systematically comparing their stories in order to explain their paths, differences, ruptures and changes, the author reveals that the emergence of the two…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge

  • Science, Risk, and Policy

    By Andrew J. Knight

    For decades, experts and the public have been at odds over the nature and magnitude of risks and how they should be mitigated through policy. Experts argue that the fears of the public are irrational, and that public policy should be based on sound science. The public, on the other hand, is…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Psychiatric Genetics

    Styles of Thought in Psychiatric Genetics

    By Michael Arribas-Ayllon, Andrew Bartlett, Jamie Lewis

    Psychiatric Genetics: Styles of Thought in Psychiatric Genetics offers a detailed exploration of the ways in which promissory science copes with the increasing scale and expectations of genomic research. Psychiatric genetics has emerged from several distinct styles of scientific reasoning that…

    Hardback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Stigma 2.0

    Abuse, Insults and Mocking on the Internet

    By David Shulman

    Trolls, ranters, critics and teasers: the Internet teems with people who insult others. As the Internet has brought about a technological capacity for people to archive discrediting characteristics as though they are collectibles, to mock people with more representative power than has ever been…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Interactionist Currents

  • CyberGenetics

    Health genetics and new media

    By Anna Harris, Susan Kelly, Sally Wyatt

    Online genetic testing services are increasingly being offered to consumers who are becoming exposed to, and knowledgeable about, new kinds of genetic technologies, as the launch of a 23andme genetic testing product in the UK testifies. Genetic research breakthroughs, cheek swabbing forensic…

    Hardback – 2016-04-27 
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Culture, Health and Development in South Asia

    Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh

    By M. Saiful Islam

    Recently, mass arsenic poisoning of groundwater has emerged as a disastrous public health concern in Bangladesh. Apart from hundreds of deaths that have already been reported, 85 million people are estimated to be at high risk of developing deadly arsenicosis symptoms. The severity and extent of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Social and Cultural Perspectives on Health, Technology and Medicine

    Old Concepts, New Problems

    By Ciara Kierans, Kirsten Bell, Carol Kingdon

    Developments in health, science and technology have long provided fertile analytical ground for social science disciplines. This book focuses on the critical and enduring importance of core concepts in anthropology and sociology for interrogating and keeping pace with developments in the life…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Technologies of Religion

    Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-secular Modernity

    By Sam Han

    Breaking new ground by bringing together empirical work done in the vein of the emergent field of "digital religion" and larger social-theoretical discussions on secularism and modernity, this book investigates the powerful entanglement of religion and new media technologies. It takes stock of the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

  • Political Theory and Community Building in Post-Soviet Russia

    Edited by Oleg Kharkhordin, Risto Alapuro

    This book revisits many aspects of current social science theories, such as actor-network theory and the French school of science and technology studies, to test how the theories apply in a specific situation, in this case after 1991 in the city of Cherepovets in Russia, home of Russia’s second…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Science and Religion

    East and West

    Edited by Yiftach Fehige

    This volume situates itself within the context of the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that is dedicated to the study of the complex interactions between science and religion. It presents an innovative approach insofar as it addresses the Eurocentrism that is still prevalent in this field.…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 
    Routledge India
    Science and Technology Studies

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