Sociology of Science & Technology Products

  • 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 

  • Un-making Environmental Activism

    towards a politics beyond binaries

    By Doerthe Rosenow

    There has been an increasing public, and academic, interest in questions of political resistance in the social sciences. Scholarly engagement with such questions too often relies on a taken-for-granted set of theoretical assumptions, grounded in familiar perspectives, against which practices of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • 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

  • Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond

    Edited by Kees Boersma, Rosamunde van Brakel, Chiara Fonio, Pieter Wagenaar

    Does the development of new technology cause an increase in the level of surveillance used by central government? Is the growth in surveillance merely a reaction to terrorism, or a solution to crime control? Are there more structural roots for the increase in surveillance?This book attempts to find…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19 
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

  • Forensic Science

    A sociological introduction

    By Christopher Lawless

    This book addresses a significant gap in the literature and provides a comprehensive overview of the sociology of forensic science. Drawing on a wealth of international research and case studies, this book explores the intersection of science, technology, law and society and examines the production…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 

  • Knowledge, Technology and Law

    Edited by Emilie Cloatre, Martyn Pickersgill

    The relationships between knowledge, technologies, and legal processes are central to the constitution of contemporary societies. As such, they have come to provide the focus for a range of academic projects, across interdisciplinary legal studies and the social sciences. The domains of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 
    Law, Science 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 – 2016-02-10 
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

  • Global Bioethics

    An introduction

    By Henk ten Have

    The panorama of bioethical problems is different today. Patients travel to Thailand for fast surgery; commercial surrogate mothers in India deliver babies to parents in rich countries; organs, body parts and tissues are trafficked from East to Western Europe; physicians and nurses migrating from…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10 

  • The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth

    Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing

    By Helen Watt

    The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth addresses the unique moral questions raised by pregnancy and its intimate bodily nature. From assisted reproduction to abortion and ‘vital conflict’ resolution to more everyday concerns of the pregnant woman, this book argues for pregnancy as a close…

    Hardback – 2016-02-09 
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Philosophy of Nature

    Rethinking naturalness

    By Svein Anders Noer Lie

    The missing part in today's environmental debate is an in-depth understanding of the idea of Naturalness, and what, if anything, it denotes. This book discusses what we mean by 'natural' in general and works out an original concept of naturalness that can serve as a guide to understand the real…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29 
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Urban Cosmopolitics

    Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres

    Edited by Anders Blok, Ignacio Farias

    Invoking the notion of ‘cosmopolitics’ from Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, this volume shows how and why cities constitute privileged sites for studying the search for and composition of common worlds of cohabitation. A cosmopolitical approach to the city focuses on the multiple assemblages of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-13 
    Questioning Cities

  • 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 – 2015-12-22 

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