Emerging Diseases

Structure, Controversy and Change in the Scientific Constitution of Disease Patterns

Hypotheses about diseases and their causes are often controversial and contested. Concepts of diseases have always been subject to modification and disagreement. At the core of these debates about ailments are controversies among scientists, clinicians and patients who debate causes, transmission routes and contributing factors. All these processes produce re-categorisations in different fields of research and sometimes lead to the social emergence of disease concepts – compared to the scientific and epidemiological concept of disease aetiology.

In this edited volume scholars from a variety of disciplines analyse disease concepts empirically and study underlying processes of emergence, contestation and change in the biomedical sciences.

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2025-06-27, ca. 244 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-1421-3

This product will be released at 27 June 2025

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Martin Döring

Martin Döring, Forschungszentrum Biotechnik, Gesellschaft und Umwelt BIOGUM Universität Hamburg, Deutschland

Regine Kollek

Regine Kollek, Forschungszentrum Biotechnik, Gesellschaft und Umwelt BIOGUM Universität Hamburg, Deutschland

Author(s)
Martin Döring / Regine Kollek (eds.)
Book title
Emerging Diseases Structure, Controversy and Change in the Scientific Constitution of Disease Patterns
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 244
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 6 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-1421-3
Commodity Group
1691
BIC-Code
MB JFFH MBS JHB
BISAC-Code
MED000000 SOC057000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
MB JBFN MBS JHB
Release date
2025-06-27
Edition
1
Topics
Medizin, Wissenschaft, Biopolitik
Readership
Medical Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology of Scientific Knowledge, Medical Anthropology, Sociology
Keywords/Tags
Disease Concepts, Social Construction of Disease, Biomedical Sciences, Social Contexts of Science, Cross Cultural Studies, Science, Medicine, Biopolitics, Sociology of Medicine, Body, Sociology

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