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Encyclopedia of Social Innovation Edited by Jü rgen Howaldt and Christoph Kaletka, TU Dortmund University, Germany ‘In recent decades, the study of social innovations has become a vibrant and increasingly specialized field of research. This Encyclopedia offers a unique journey into this research area thanks to a plurality of theoretical frameworks, disciplinary perspectives and research angles from 77 articles. An essential reference!’ – Sylvain Lefèvre, University of Québec at Montréal, Canada Oct 2023 c 496 pp Hardback 978 1 80037 334 1 £240.00 / $385.00 eBook • Elgaronline Elgar Encyclopedias in Business and Management series New Horizons for Innovation Studies Doing Without, Doing With Less Edited by Frédéric Goulet, Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), France, and Centro internacional de mejoramiento de maíz y trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico and Dominique Vinck, University of Lausanne, Switzerland ‘This is a wonderful and timely contribution to innovation studies, and to science, technology and society studies. Everyone in those fields should read it, and profit from it.’ – Arie Rip, University of Twente, the Netherlands Dec 2023 c 334 pp Hardback 978 1 80392 554 7 c £105.00 / c $155.00 eBook • Elgaronline Destabilisation, Discontinuation and Decline as Horizons for Transformation Research Handbook on Artificial Intelligence and Communication Edited by Seungahn Nah, University of Florida, US ‘This is an essential and refreshing collection of work that examines some of the most crucial questions facing our communication and media systems. It is sure to help guide research over the next decade.’ – Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia, US Nov 2023 c 384 pp Hardback 978 1 80392 029 0 c £160.00 / c $230.00 eBook • Elgaronline Handbook of Critical Studies of Artificial Intelligence Edited by Simon Lindgren, Umeå University, Sweden ‘AI has proliferated in everyday life. Virtual assistants such as Alexa and Siri are present on our phones and in our homes. More and more people use robotic lawnmowers and robot hoovers. There are bots on the Internet that post, comment, and like. Robots and AI have changed the world of work. ChatGPT has given us an impression of how online search could look like in the future. The world’s largest military forces are investing heavily into the development of AI. We need to better understand what impacts AI has on society. For doing so, we need critical theories and analysis of AI. The Handbook of Critical Studies of Artificial Intelligence provides 75 chapters that help us to better understand what it means to critically study AI in society. This book is excellent reading for everyone interested in AI & society.’ – Christian Fuchs, Paderborn University, Germany Nov 2023 c 940 pp Hardback 978 1 80392 855 5 c £300.00 / c $430.00 eBook • Elgaronline Encyclopedia of Health Research in the Social Sciences Edited by Kevin Dew and Sarah Donovan, University of Wellington, New Zealand ‘Kevin Dew and Sarah Donovan offer an invaluable conceptual toolkit for health researchers wanting to learn more about what the social sciences have to offer them. The range of topics covered in this volume is impressive, providing guidance to key ideas, debates and further reading on specialist topics.’ – Alan Petersen, Monash University, Australia Dec 2023 c 358 pp Hardback 978 1 80088 568 4 c £175.00 / c $280.00 eBook • Elgaronline Elgar Encyclopedias in the Social Sciences series Handbook on the Sociology of Health and Medicine Edited by Alan Petersen, Monash University, Australia ‘This Handbook is a triumph! Leading scholars contribute chapters on classic and contemporary sociological theories, substantive topics in health and medicine, and key concepts inter alia biomedicalization, digitisation, emotion, embodiment, inequality, narratives, and risk. This text is a must for students and scholars who are studying and researching matters of health, illness, and medicine.’ – Sarah Nettleton, University of York, UK Nov 2023 c 596 pp Hardback 978 1 83910 474 9 c £235.00 / c $335.00 eBook • Elgaronline Research Handbooks in Sociology series 5 For our electronic content, visit: elgaronline.com SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL POLICY NEW TITLES, OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2023