G6043: Political Sociology of Science and Medicine | A. Nelson

Graduate Seminar
M 4:10-6PM

This course explores twin phenomena: 1) the socio-cultural organization of the institutions of science and medicine and 2) the ways in which the biosciences and biomedicine have come to organize the social world. The understanding that science and its medical applications are central to contemporary societies-and indeed are transforming our social landscapes-will underlie our exploration. Themes discussed included medical inequality; biological citizenship; health social movements; race and health; scientific epistemology; genetics and genomics; and the politics of life itself.