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Material Worlds Intersections of Law, Science, Technology, and Society by Alex Faulkner

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

Part of the Journal of Law and Society Special Issues Series


Material Worlds Intersections of Law, Science, Technology, and Society by Alex Faulkner

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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

16th March 2012


Alex Faulkner

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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


188 pages


Impact of science & technology on society
Medical sociology



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