Category Archives: Sociology

New book edited by Tara Mahfoud, Sam McLean and Nikolas Rose “Vital Models”: The Making and Use of Models in the Brain Sciences

The use of models has been important to the historical and contemporary study of the human brain, yet very little study by social scientists and humanities scholars has been dedicated to how the brain sciences develop and use models to … Continue reading

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Workshop ” ‘Medicalized’ Childbirth as a Public Problem: Risk Culture(s), Gender Politics, Techno-Reflexivities”, Paris 29-30 September 2016

When: 29-30 September 2016 Where: Amphithéâtre François-Furet, 105 Boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris Organizers: Sezin Topçu (CEMS/IMM-CNRS-EHESS) Ilana Löwy (Cermes3-INSERM-EHESS) Contact: lowyATvjf.cnrs.fr Presentation: Obstetrical knowledge, technologies and practices have dramatically transformed women’s reproductive experiences worldwide. Medicalization of childbirth was accelerated in the 20th … Continue reading

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March 8th Panel Discussion ‘Internet-enabled assisted reproduction’ at UCL Institute for Women’s Health

WHEN: Tuesday, 8 March 2016 from 18:30 to 20:00 WHERE: Darwin Building, UCL WC1E 6BT GB – View Map More and more people are buying sperm and even eggs over the internet. How widespread is this? Is it legal? Should we encourage this … Continue reading

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CFP: Biopolitics, Bioscience and Governmentality, Santiago Chile Nov 19, 2015

When: November 19, 2015 Where: Santiago, Chile This workshop is co-organised co-organised by University of Talca and University Diego Portales and  aims to discuss current perspectives on biopolitics and its intersections with bioscience, pharmacology, and medicine; and to propose readings that link … Continue reading

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Warwick Inequalities and Social Justice Postgraduate Conference July 10th 2015: ‘Race, Gender & Class’

Where: University of Warwick When: July 10, 2015 The purpose of this one day interdisciplinary conference is to promote collaboration among scholars, all postgraduate students and practitioners. The conference will be held under the auspices of the Centre of Social … Continue reading

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