Internet and Surveillance – The Challenges of Web 2.0 and Social Media

Abstract This book  is dedicated to Internet surveillance in the age of what has come to be termed “social media” or “web 2.0″ (blogs, wikis, file sharing, social networking sites, microblogs, user-generated content sites, etc). The Internet has been transformed in the past years from a system primarily oriented on information provision into a medium [...]

Street Science Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice

Abstract Street Science engages several issues that remain largely unaddressed in the environmental-policy and public-health literatures. First, increasing evidence suggests that local knowledge has contributed positively to the formulation of more sustainable resource-management practices and development decisions…Second, a growing body of literature suggests that inequalities in environmental health, morbidity, and mortality result from a combination [...]

Risk society: towards a new modernity

Abstract This panoramic analysis of the condition of Western societies has been hailed as a classic. This first English edition has taken its place as a core text of contemporary sociology alongside earlier typifications of society as postindustrial and current debates about the social dimensions of the postmodern. Underpinning the analysis is the notion of [...]

Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice

Abstract When environmental health problems arise in a community, policymakers must be able to reconcile the first-hand experience of local residents with recommendations by scientists. In this highly original look at environmental health policymaking, Jason Corburn shows the ways that local knowledge can be combined with professional techniques to achieve better solutions for environmental health [...]