Contested Categories: Life Sciences in Society

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Ayo Wahlberg, Dr Susanne Bauer
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Social Science - 228 pages
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Drawing on social science perspectives, Contested Categories presents a series of empirical studies that engage with the often shifting and day-to-day realities of life sciences categories. In doing so, it shows how such categories remain contested and dynamic, and that the boundaries they create are subject to negotiation as well as re-configuration and re-stabilization processes.

Organized around the themes of biological substances and objects, personhood and the genomic body and the creation and dispersion of knowledge, each of the volume’s chapters reveals the elusive nature of fixity with regard to life science categories. With contributions from an international team of scholars, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the social, legal, policy and ethical implications of science and technology and the life sciences.

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About the author (2012)

Susanne Bauer is postdoctoral researcher at Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ayo Wahlberg, until recently at the London School of Economics, UK, is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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