In the Journals

Special Issue: Body & Society, “Medicine, Bodies, Politics: Experimentation and Emergence”

In what seems a season of special issues, Body & Society has a special double issue (Sept. and Dec. 2012) entitled “Medicine, Bodies, Politics: Experimentation and Emergence”. Editors Mike Michael and Marsha Rosengarten’s extensive introduction alone makes the issue valuable, to say nothing of the compelling six articles and afterward that follow it.

The following are the abstracts for …

Announcements

Call for abstracts: Ethics in the translation of neuroscience research to psychiatric and neurological care

This announcement is being circulated by Eric Racine (IRCM):

Call for abstracts – Brain Matters 2: Ethics in the translation of neuroscience research to psychiatric and neurological care

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the call for abstract (talks, panels, posters) for Brain Matters 2, an international conference in neuroethics, is now open. The deadline for submission is

Features

The Privatization of Neuroscience: The University, The State and the Moral Aims of Science

This post was contributed by Mark Robinson (Princeton University). 

From New York Times Op-ed pieces to educational toys for toddlers, the culture of neuroscience has far exceeded the confines of the laboratory. Anthropologists and others have traced neuroscience’s entry into the everyday – the courtroom, the pharmacy, the boardroom and the clinic. Yet, a more subtle transformation around neuroscience has …