Biomedicine, Technology, & Medicalization; Medical Ethics, Bioethics, & Biopolitics
Here is an alphabetical listing of books that are relevant to medical sociology, medical anthropology, and related topics. Each entry includes the title of the book, name of series (if applicable), publication year, author or authors, and publisher.
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Anthropology of biomedicine | 2010 | Lock, M. M. & Nguyen, V. | Wiley Blackwell
Between self-determination and social technology: Medicine, biopolitics, and the new techniques of procedural management | 2011 | Braun, K. | Transaction
Biobanks and tissue research: The public, the patient, and the regulation (International library of ethics, law, and technology series, vol. 8 ) | 2011 | Lenk, C., Sándor, J., & Gordijn | Springer
Bioethical issues, sociological perspectives (Advances in medical sociology series, vol. 9) | 2008 | Rothman, B. K., Armstrong, E. M., & Tiger, R. | Elsevier
Bioethics in social context | 2001 | Hoffmaster, C. B. | Temple Univ.
Bioethics: An introduction to the history, methods, and practice (2nd ed.) | 2007 | Jecker, N. S., Jonson, A. R., & Pearlman, R. A. | Jones Bartlett
Biomedical ambiguity: Race, asthma, and the contested meaning of genetic research in the Caribbean | 2008 | Whitmarsh, I. | Cornell Univ.
Biomedical engineering for global health (Biomedical engineering series) | 2009 | Richards-Kortum, R. | Cambridge Univ.
Biomedicalization: Technoscience, health, and illness in the U.S. | 2010 | Clarke, A. E., Mamo, L., Fosket, J. R., Fishman, J. R., & Shim, J. K. | Duke Univ.
Biomedicine as culture: Instrumental practices, technoscientific knowledge, and new modes of life (Studies in science, technology, and society, vol. 6) | 2007 | Burri, R. V. & Dumit, J. | Routledge
Biopolitics: An advanced introduction | 2011 | Lemke, T. | New York Univ.
Biopolitics and the obesity epidemic: Governing bodies (Studies in health and social welfare, vol. 3) | 2009 | Wright, J. & Harwood, V. | Routledge
Biosocialities, genetics, and the social sciences: Making biologies and identities | 2007 | Gibbon, S. & Novas, C. | Routledge
Bodies, commodities, and biotechnologies: Death, mourning, and scientific desire in the realm of organ transfer | 2007 | Sharp, L. A. | Columbia Univ.
Bodies of knowledge: The medicalization of reproduction in Greece | 2008 | Georges, E. | Vanderbilt Univ.
Body bazaar: The market for human tissue in the biotechnology age | 2001 | Andrews, L. B. & Nelkin, D. | Crown
Body politic: The battle over science in America | 2011 | Moreno, J. D. | Bellevue Literary
Breast cancer genes and the gendering of knowledge: Science and citizenship in the cultural context of the new genetics | 2007 | Gibbon, S. | Palgrave Macmillan
Building genetic medicine: Breast cancer, technology, and the comparative politics of health care (Inside technology series) | 2007 | Parthasarathy, S. | MIT
Cells and surveys: Should biological measures be included in social science research | 2001 | Finch, C. E., Vaupel, J. W., Kinsella, K., & the U.S. National Research Council Committee on Population | National Academy
Commodifying bodies (Theory, culture, and society series) | 2002 | Scheper- Hughes, N. & Wacquant, L. | Sage
Contested cells: Global perspectives on the stem cell debate | 2010 | Capps, B. J. & Campbell, A. V. | Imperial College
Dangerous diagnostics: The social power of biological information | 1994 | Nelkin, D. & Tancredi, L. | Univ. Chicago
Death retold: Jesica Santillan, the bungled transplant, and paradoxes of medical citizenship (Studies in social medicine series) | 2006 | Wailoo, K., Livingston, J., & Guarnaccia, P. | Univ. North Carolina
Debating biology: Sociological reflections on health, medicine, and society | 2003 | Williams, S. J., Birke, L. I. A., & Bendelow, G. | Routledge
Decentering biotechnology: Assemblages built, assemblages masked (Theory, technology, and society series) | 2010 | Carolan, M. | Ashgate
Designs on nature: Science and democracy in Europe and the United States | 2010 | Jasanoff, S. | Princeton Univ.
Deviance and medicalization: From badness to sickness | 1992 (reprint from 1980) | Conrad, P. & Schneider, J. W. | Temple Univ.
Devices and desires: Gender, technology, and American nursing (Studies in social medicine series) | 2000 | Sandelowski, M. | Univ. North Carolina
Dis-ease in the colonial state: Medicine, society, and social change among the Abanyole of Western Kenya (Contributions in medical studies series, vol. 47) | 2002 | Olumwullah, O. A. | Greenwood
Double standards in medical research in developing countries (Law, medicine, and ethics series, vol. 2) | 2004 | Macklin, R. | Cambridge Univ.
Emerging conceptual, ethical, and policy issues in bionanotechnology (Philosophy in medicine series) | 2008 | Jotterand, F. | Springer
Ethical issues in modern medicine: Contemporary readings in bioethics | 2008 | Steinbock, B., Arras, J. D., & London, A. J. | McGraw Hill
Ethics and newborn genetic screening: New technologies, new challenges | 2009 | Baily, M. A. & Murray, T. H. | Johns Hopkins Univ.
Ethics, medical research, and medicine: Commercialism versus environmentalism and social justice | 2001 | Thompson, A. & Temple, N. J. | Springer
Ethics of consent and choice in prenatal screening | 2011 | Milligan, E. | Cambridge Scholars
Experiencing the new genetics: Family and kinship on the medical frontier | 2000 | Finkler, K. | Univ. Pennsylvania
Fatal invention: How science, politics, and big business recreate race in the 21st century | 2011 | Roberts, D. | New Press
Forgive and remember: Managing medical failure (2nd ed) | 2003 | Bosk, C. L. | Univ. Chicago
From IVF to immortality: Controversy in the era of reproductive technology | 2008 | Deech, R. & Smajdor, A. | Oxford Univ.
Generosity of the dead: A sociology of organ procurement in France (Medical law and ethics series) | 2010 | Nowenstein, G. | Ashgate
Genetic databases: Socioethical issues in the collection and use of DNA | 2004 | Tutton, R. & Corrigan, O. | Routledge
Genome incorporated: Constructing biodigital identity (Theory, technology, and society series) | 2010 | O’Riordan, K. | Ashgate
Global assemblages: Technology, politics, and ethics as anthropological problems | 2004 | Ong, A. & Collier, S. J. | Wiley Blackwell
Global politics of embryonic stem cell science: Regenerative medicine in transition (Health technology and society series) | 2009 | Gottweis, H., Salter, B., & Waldby, C. | Palgrave Macmillan
Handbook of research on developments in e-health and telemedicine: Technological and social perspectives (2 vols.) | 2009 | Cunha, M. M., Tavares, A. J., & Simoes, R. J. | IGI Global
Healthy embryo: Social, biomedical, legal, and philosophical perspectives | 2009 | Nisker, J., Baylis, F., Karpin, I., McLeod, C., & Mykitiuk, R. | Cambridge
Life unworthy of living: Reproductive genetics in Israel and Germany (International ethics, law, and the new medicine series) | 2010 | Hashiloni-Dolev, Y. | Springer
Making parents: The ontological choreography of reproductive technologies (Inside technology series) | 2007 | Thompson, C. | MIT
Medicalization of society: On the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders | 2007 | Conrad, P. | Johns Hopkins Univ.
Medicines and society: Patients, professionals, and the dominance of pharmaceuticals | 2008 | Britten, N. | Palgrave Macmillan
Moral, social, and commercial imperatives of genetic testing and screening: The Australian case (International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine series) | 2006 | Betta, M. | Springer
New medical technologies and society: Reordering life | 2004 | Brown, N. & Webster, A. | Polity
Outsourcing the womb: Race, class, and gestational surrogacy in a global market | 2011 | Twine, F. W. | Routledge
Oxford handbook of neuroethics | 2011 | Illes, J. & Sahakian, B. J. | Oxford Univ.
Pharmaceuticals and society: Critical discourses and debates (Sociology of health and illness monographs series) | 2009 | Williams, S. J., Gabe, J., & Davis, P. | Wiley Blackwell
Putting a name to it: Diagnosis in contemporary society | 2011 | Jutel, A. G. | Johns Hopkins
Reproductive disruptions: Gender, technology, and biopolitics in the new millennium | 2008 | Inhorn, M. C. | Berghahn
Sociological perspectives on the new genetics (Sociology of health and illness monographs) | 2000 | Conrad, P. & Gabe, J. | Wiley Blackwell
Sorting society: The ethics of genetic screening and therapy | 2008 | Skene, L. & Thompson, J. | Cambridge
Strange harvest: Organ transplants, denatured bodies, and the transformed self | 2006 | Sharp, L. A. | Univ. California
Technogenarians: Studying health and illness through an ageing, science, and technology lens (Sociology of health and illness monographs series) | 2010 | Joyce, K. & Loe, M. | Wiley Blackwell
Technology and medical practice: Blood, guts, and machines (Theory, technology, and society series) | 2010 | Johnson, E. & Berner, B. | Ashgate
Tissue economies: Blood, organs, and cell lines in late capitalism (Science and cultural theory series) | 2006 | Waldby, C. & Mitchell, R. | Duke Univ.
Uncertainty in medical innovation: Experienced pioneers in neonatal care (Health, technology, and society series) | 2008 | Mesman, J. | Palgrave Macmillan
View from here: Bioethics and the social sciences (Sociology of health and illness monographs series) | 2007 | de Vries, R., Turner, L., Orfali, K., & Bosk, C. L. | Wiley Blackwell