Sociology: Sociology of Science & Technology

  • Uncertain Bioethics: Human Dignity and Moral Risk book cover

    Uncertain Bioethics

    Human Dignity and Moral Risk

    By Stephen Napier

    Bioethics is a field of inquiry and as such is fundamentally an epistemic discipline. Knowing how we make moral judgments can bring into relief why certain arguments on various bioethical issues appear plausible to one side and obviously false to the other. Uncertain Bioethics makes a significant…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Reconfiguring Nature (2004): Issues and Debates in the New Genetics book cover

    Reconfiguring Nature (2004)

    Issues and Debates in the New Genetics

    Edited by Peter Glasner

    Published in 2004, this collection will encourage and foster informed discussion of key issues as society comes to grips with the implications of genetic engineering, the mapping and sequencing of the human genome, and the advent of the post-genomic era. The contributors are prominent social…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Psychiatric Genetics: Styles of Thought in Psychiatric Genetics book cover

    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 – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Becoming-Social in a Networked Age book cover

    Becoming-Social in a Networked Age

    By Neal Thomas

    This book examines the semiotic effects of protocols and algorithms at work in popular social media systems, bridging philosophical conversations in human-computer interaction (HCI) and information systems (IS) design with contemporary work in critical media, technology and software studies. Where…

    Hardback – 2018-01-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • After the Death of Nature: Carolyn Merchant and the Future of Human-Nature Relations book cover

    After the Death of Nature

    Carolyn Merchant and the Future of Human-Nature Relations

    Edited by Kenneth Worthy, Elizabeth Allison, Whitney Bauman

    Paperback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge

  • Brainwaves: A Cultural History of Electroencephalography book cover

    Brainwaves: A Cultural History of Electroencephalography

    By Cornelius Borck

    In the history of brain research, the prospect of visualizing brain processes has continually awakened great expectations. In this study, Cornelius Borck focuses on a recording technique developed by the German physiologist Hans Berger to register electric brain currents; a technique that was…

    Hardback – 2018-01-12 
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Urban Water Sustainability: Constructing Infrastructure for Cities and Nature book cover

    Urban Water Sustainability

    Constructing Infrastructure for Cities and Nature

    By Sarah Bell

    The provision of a safe and reliable water supply is a major challenge for the world's growing urban populations. This book investigates the implications of different developments in water technology and infrastructure for urban sustainability and the relationship between cities and nature. The…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Philosophy of Nature: Rethinking naturalness book cover

    Philosophy of Nature

    Rethinking naturalness

    By Svein Anders Noer Lie

    The concept of naturalness has largely disappeared from the academic discourse in general but also the particular field of environmental studies. This book is about naturalness in general – about why the idea of naturalness has been abandoned in modern academic discourse, why it is important to…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge

  • Science In Society: An Introduction to Social Studies of Science book cover

    Science In Society

    An Introduction to Social Studies of Science, 2nd Edition

    By Massimiano Bucchi

    The world around us is continually being shaped by science, and by society’s relationship to it. In recent years sociologists have been increasingly preoccupied with the latter, and now in this fascinating book, Massimiano Bucchi provides a brief introduction to this topical issue. Bucchi provides…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • The Scientific, Clinical and Commercial Development of the Stem Cell: From Radiobiology to Regenerative Medicine book cover

    The Scientific, Clinical and Commercial Development of the Stem Cell

    From Radiobiology to Regenerative Medicine

    By Alison Kraft

    This book offers timely and novel insights on the development of what may be the most important medical technology of the twenty-first century. It is the first academic book to document the emergence of the stem cell as an icon of modern medicine and science, which also offers a critical analysis…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • An Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and Machines book cover

    An Anthropology of Robots and AI

    Annihilation Anxiety and Machines

    By Kathleen Richardson

    This book explores the making of robots in labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It examines the cultural ideas that go into the making of robots, and the role of fiction in co-constructing the technological practices of the robotic scientists. The book engages with debates in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Smartphone Cultures book cover

    Smartphone Cultures

    Edited by Jane Vincent, LESLIE HADDON

    Smartphone Cultures explores emerging questions about the ways in which this mobile technology and its apps have been produced, represented, regulated and incorporated into everyday social practices, as the various authors in this volume each locate their contributions within the circuit of culture…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

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