Sociology of Science & Technology Products

  • Remaking Participation

    Science, Environment and Emergent Publics

    Edited by Jason Chilvers, Matthew Kearnes

    Changing relations between science and democracy – and controversies over issues like climate change, energy transitions, genetically modified organisms, and smart technologies - have led to a proliferation of new spaces of public participation and engagement. While most existing approaches adopt…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Values and Vaccine Refusal

    Hard Questions in Ethics, Epistemology, and Health Care

    By Mark Navin

    Parents in the US and other societies are increasingly refusing to vaccinate their children, even though popular anti-vaccine myths – e.g. ‘vaccines cause autism’ – have been debunked. This book explains the epistemic and moral failures that lead some parents to refuse to vaccinate their children.…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28 
    Routledge

  • East and West in Comparative Education

    Searching for New Perspectives

    Edited by Soong Hee Han, Peter Jarvis

    Sparked by global capitalism’s demand for new knowledge and new commodities, as well as new logistical systems to deliver them, the nature of education has changed significantly. Universities, in striving to become a part of this knowledge society, have focused on responding to these demands, at…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28 
    Routledge

  • Policy Legitimacy, Science and Political Authority

    Knowledge and action in liberal democracies

    Edited by Michael Heazle, John Kane

    Voters expect their elected representatives to pursue good policy and presume this will be securely founded on the best available knowledge. Yet when representatives emphasize their reliance on expert knowledge, they seem to defer to people whose authority derives, not politically from the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12 
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Studio Studies

    Operations, Topologies & Displacements

    Edited by Ignacio Farías, Alex Wilkie

    Consider the vast array of things around you, from the building you are in, the lights illuminating the interior, the computational devices mediating your life, the music in the background, even the crockery, furniture and glassware you are in the presence of. Common to all these objects is that…

    Hardback – 2015-10-11 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • The Two Degrees Dangerous Limit for Climate Change

    Public Understanding and Decision Making

    By Christopher Shaw

    This book is about the history, present and future of one the most important policy ideas of the modern era – that there is a single, global dangerous amount of climate change. That dangerous amount of climate change is imagined as two degrees centigrade of global warming above the pre-industrial…

    Hardback – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Autonomous Nature

    Problems of Prediction and Control From Ancient Times to the Scientific Revolution

    By Carolyn Merchant

    Autonomous Nature investigates the history of nature as an active, often unruly force in tension with nature as a rational, logical order from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Along with subsequent advances in mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and…

    Paperback – 2015-09-27 
    Routledge

  • Economics, Social Sciences and Information Management

    Proceedings of the 2015 International Congress on Economics, Social Sciences and Information Management (ICESSIM 2015), 28-29 March 2015, Bali, Indonesia

    Edited by Ford Lumban Gaol, Fonny Hutagalung

    The 2015 International Congress on Economics, Social Sciences and Information Management (ICESSIM 2015), held 28-29 March 2015 in Bali, Indonesia, aimed to provide a platform for scholars, academics, practitioners, and business managers to share their valuable knowledge and experience…

    Hardback – 2015-09-27 
    CRC Press

  • Resisting Biopolitics

    Philosophical, Political, and Performative Strategies

    Edited by S.E. Wilmer, Audronė Žukauskaitė

    The topic of biopolitics is a timely one, and it has become increasingly important for scholars to reconsider how life is objectified, mobilized, and otherwise bound up in politics. This cutting-edge volume discusses the philosophical, social, and political notions of biopolitics, as well as the…

    Hardback – 2015-09-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Information Communication Technology and Social Transformation

    A Social and Historical Perspective

    By Hugh F. Cline

    This book argues that information communication technologies are not creating new forms of social structure, but rather altering long-standing institutions and amplifying existing trends of social change that have their origins in ancient times. Using a comparative historical perspective, it…

    Paperback – 2015-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Media Education for a Digital Generation

    Edited by Julie Frechette, Rob Williams

    Media education for digital citizenship is predicated upon the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media content and communication in a variety of forms. While many media literacy approaches overemphasize the end-goal of accessing digital media content through the acquisition of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Privacy and Capitalism in the Age of Social Media

    By Sebastian Sevignani

    This book explores commodification processes of personal data and provides a critical framing of the ongoing debate of privacy in the Internet age, using the example of social media and referring to interviews with users. It advocates and expands upon two main theses: First, people’s privacy is…

    Hardback – 2015-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

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