The Biomedical Sciences in Society

An Interdisciplinary Analysis

Authors: Crinson, Iain

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  • Accessibly written: in an inclusive style that assumes no prior in-depth knowledge of the biomedical sciences. While for those with a depth understanding of the knowledge base of biomedical science, the material presented in this book offers the opportunity to critically assess many of the practical difficulties faced when seeking to apply the findings of biomedical research within the social world
  • The first ever STS-orientated textbook to examine issues around biomedicine, bioscience, and society in broad ways that are suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, filling a significant gap in the existing literature
  • An invaluable resource for students undertaking STS-informed modules of study in fields of Science and Technology Studies (STS), Biomedical Sciences & Life Sciences, Innovation Studies, Sociology of Science and Scientific Knowledge, Research Governance & Research Policy, and The Public Understanding of Science
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This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the interdisciplinary field of the Social Studies of Science and Technology (SSST). Over the past two decades, the biomedical sciences have transformed our understanding of the relationship between the social and natural worlds, while its ‘promissory visions’ are seen to offer extraordinary opportunities for economic and social development. But alongside these scientific innovations have emerged new, and frequently unanticipated social, political, bioethical, and legal dilemmas and challenges. This cutting-edge text explores ‘post-genomic’ developments in the field of pharmacogenomics and the prospects for a new ‘precision’ or personalised medicine; the potential of environmental epigenetics to reconfigure the boundaries of the social and natural worlds; the emergence of an array of ‘neuro-disciplines’, seeking to identify the neural basis of a whole range of social and economic behaviours; and the challenges of constructing a coherent and robust governance framework for the conduct of biomedical science research and innovation, responsive to the social and health needs of the whole population.

About the authors

Dr Iain Crinson is senior lecturer in the sociology of health and health policy at St Georges, University of London. His previously published books and journal papers focus on the social organisation of healthcare systems, the work of the health professions, and sociology as applied to biomedicine.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Biomedical Sciences in Society
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Analysis
Authors
Copyright
2021
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
978-981-15-9523-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-9523-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-9522-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 203
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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