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Material Worlds Intersections of Law, Science, Technology, and Society

by Christopher Lawless

Part of the Journal of Law and Society Special Issues Series

Material Worlds Intersections of Law, Science, Technology, and Society Synopsis

A study of the existing and future research on the intersections between law and materiality, leading to the illumination of both. * A theoretically innovative book exploring the intersections between law and materiality * Offers new perspectives on a variety of high profile controversial subjects, including climate change, public health, genetics, crime, biomedical technology * Investigates the futures of both the sociology of law and the study of science and technology from a novel, interdisciplinary vantage point * Illustrates a wide range of empirical topics to provide a focus for critical reflection on the nature of cross-disciplinary research * Illuminates relationships between transnational regulation and local practices and the relation between social agency and material worlds

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444361520
Publication date: 1st December 2012
Author: Christopher Lawless
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 188 pages
Categories: Sociology, Impact of science & technology on society, Medical sociology,

About Christopher Lawless

Christopher Lawless is a sociologist with a background in biochemical sciences. His research interests include the sociological study of science and technology, transport security and safety, and forensic science. Alex Faulkner is a sociologist of biomedicine, medical technology and healthcare. He has published extensively on innovation and regulation of new medical technologies and is currently studying the governance of adoption of innovative medical technologies in healthcare systems.

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