Sociological reflections on the neurosciences

edited by Martyn Pickersgill, Ira van Keulen

The neurosciences are the new cutting edge in biomedicine, and this is the first book to take a sociological imagination to this field. The neurosciences are more than a collection of scientific practices - they offer up new ways of thinking about mind, body and society. Up to now, debate about the 'new brain sciences' has been limited within sociology. As the neurosciences gain ever more traction within professional arenas, policy processes and popular culture, it is time to go beyond the primarily speculative and theoretical analyses we have had to date, and bring our sociological imagination to bear. This collection addresses this need for sociological insight through empirically rich, theoretically innovative chapters that range across methods, traditions and foci in order to cast new light on the place, role and impact of neuroscience. At the same time, this volume reflects on the insights the neurosciences have to offer sociology. With cutting-edge contributions from leading scholars from Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, the UK and the USA, "Sociological Reflections on the Neurosciences" will be a benchmark text in the new sociology of neuroscience.

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書名 Sociological reflections on the neurosciences
著作者等 KatzRothman Barbara
Keulen Ira Van
Keulen Ira van
Pickersgill Martyn
シリーズ名 Advances in medical sociology
出版元 Emerald
刊行年月 2011
ページ数 xxii, 324 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781848558809
NCID BB07410420
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス