Biomedicalization: A Theoretical and Substantive Introduction

  title={Biomedicalization: A Theoretical and Substantive Introduction},
  author={Adele E. Clarke and Janet K Shim and Laura Mamo and Jennifer Ruth Fosket and Jennifer R. Fishman},

“It just becomes much more complicated”: Genetic counselors' views on genetics and prenatal testing

The study finds that while there is general enthusiasm for genetic medicine, and prenatal testing in particular, genetic counselors also have reflexive ambivalence, expressing both skepticism and concern about the usefulness and consequences of acquiring genetic information.

Redefining Bioavailability through Migrant Egg Donors in Spain

This article utilises feminist technoscience studies’ notions of bodily ‘materialisation’ and ‘ontological choreographies’, offering a cyborg feminist account of ‘bioavailability’ as embodied

Manufacturing Biocitizens The Quantification of Bodies as a Method for Incorporating a New Biomedical Ethics

This chapter reflects on the power such incorporation has for transforming both individuals and society and advocates the need for making a critical analysis of the practices of quantification of bodies, considering these as elements of a biopolitical technology aimed at manufacturing biocitizens.

La biomedicalización del riesgo sexual en América Latina en el siglo XXI

In the last decade, the concept of “biomedicalization” has played a relevant role in Latin American Science, Technology, and Biomedicine studies amidst sociological and academic debates.

The Promise of Poison: Life in the Field of Pediatric Cancer Treatment

This dissertation explores practices of total care at Bay Area Children’s Hospital, which is the site of a major pediatric cancer treatment center in the San Francisco Bay Area, and shows how models of pediatric cancer care intersect with models of communication and youth in ways that can produce multivalent effects that range from therapeutic to iatrogenic.

The “technoscientization” of medicine and its limits: technoscientific identities, biosocialities, and rare disease patient organizations

It is investigated whether and to what extent these organizations adopt technoscientific illness identities and subscribe to the research priorities and objectives of biomedicine and analyzed whether Paul Rabinow’s highly influential concept of biosociality entails a technoscienceific model of identity or offers a framework for contesting biomedical ascriptions of identities.

Veterinary anthropology: Samples from an emerging field

We contribute to the growing field of veterinary humanities by promoting collaboration between veterinarians and anthropologists. Veterinary anthropology as we propose it analyzes the role of animal

Circles of Suspicion

  • Suspicion
  • 2021