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Health, Technology and Society

Health, Technology and Society

Critical Inquiries

Editors: Webster, Andrew, Wyatt, Sally (Eds.)

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  • Revisits and updates cutting edge research published in the Health, Technology and Society book series across five interdisciplinary themes: locus of care, knowledge production, responsibility for health, innovation, regulation and governance
  • Offers a leading resource for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the sociology of health, science and technology studies, and health policy
  • Provides those new to the field with an overview of key texts and issues in a single volume
  • Reflects on how the theoretical and methodological challenges of studying ‘health, technology and society’ have developed since 2006
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This book celebrates and captures examples of the excellent scholarship that Palgrave’s Health, Technology, and Society Series has published since 2006, and reflects on how the field has developed over this time. As a collection of readings drawn from twenty-two books, it is organized around five themes: Innovation, Responsibility, Locus of Care, Knowledge Production, and Regulation and Governance. Structured in this way, the book gives the reader a concise but nonetheless rich guide to the core issues and debates within the field. Complementing these narratives, the original authors have provided new reflection pieces on their texts and on their current work. This then is a book which in part looks back but also looks forward to emerging issues at the intersection of health, technology, and society. It uniquely encompasses and presents a range of expertise in a novel way that is both timely and accessible for students and others new to the field.

About the authors

Andrew Webster is Professor in the Sociology of Science and Technology at the University of York, UK.
Sally Wyatt is Professor of Digital Cultures at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. 

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“This collection provides an impressive overview of the scholarship that has defined the field of health technology studies during the last decade. These contributions will set the research agenda for years to come.” (Professor Paul Martin, Co-Director iHuman, Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, UK)
“This book is a timely collection, bringing together a series of insightful contributions addressing questions of the relationship between health, technology and society. It offers a rich and yet concise overview of the field that will be of value to a broad readership. But the book goes well beyond being a compendium of some of the best work in the area. It offers a forward look signposting future areas of research to engage with.” (Professor Ulrike Felt, Head of Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna, Austria)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health, Technology and Society
Book Subtitle
Critical Inquiries
Editors
  • Andrew Webster
  • Sally Wyatt
Series Title
Health, Technology and Society
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-4354-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-4354-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-4353-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 317
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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