Medicine of emotions and cognitions
Piet Bracke, Johanne Collin, Julien Simard, Hugo Collin-Desrosiers, Stephen Katz, Kevin Peters, Annette Schnabel, Carita Bengs, Maria Wiklund, Linda Lombi, Meika Loe, Leigh Cuttino, Davide Galesi, Catherine Coveney, Jonathan Gabe, Simon Williams, Jonathan Kaplan, Francesca Minerva, Donatella Simon, Paola D'Incau, Monia Donati, Corrado Barbui, Anna Carreri, Jacopo Tubini, Anita Conforti, Alessia Bertolazzi, Nicola Strizzolo, Luca Mori, Cleto Corposanto
pp. 228, 1a edizione 2013 (Codice editore 1341.52)
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Human enhancement, or the use of biomedical technology to improve human performance in a variety of spheres, is taking medicine into new terrain. Rather than treating the sick, human enhancement involves creating what has been called the “bionic society”. In such a society human nature is transformed by biomedical technology, with significant consequences. This volume examines and provides a sociological analysis of this increasingly important development.
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It is increasingly the case that lay people use a medical framework to give order and meaning to their own problems. In part, this trend is fueled by the influence of media, including television advertising and the widespread availability of health-related information on the Internet. In other words, although the medical gaze continues to be turned toward more aspects of the human condition, medicalization is no longer strictly to result of medical imperialism.
Other "engines" of medicalization are influential: consumers, biotechnology - including the pharmaceutical industry - and managed care. Moreover, human enhancement is becoming ever more relevant. Human enhancement, or the use of biomedical technology to improve human performance in a variety of spheres, is taking medicine into new terrain. Rather than treating the sick, human enhancement involves creating what has been called the "bionic society". In such a society human nature is transformed by biomedical technology, with significant consequences. Cognitive and emotional enhancements are two examples of this trend.
This volume examines and provides a sociological analysis of this increasingly important development.
Antonio Maturo is Associate Professor of Sociology of Health at Università di Bologna. Antonio Maturo is also Regular Visiting Professor at Brown University and was Visiting Scientist at both Harvard and New York University. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology.
Kristin Barker is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico. She has recently published "Dead by 50: Lay Expertise and Breast Cancer Screening." Social Science & Medicine 72: 1351-1358, 2011 (with Tasha Galardi); "The Social Construction of Illness: Key Insights and Policy Implications." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51(S):67-79, 2010, (with Peter Conrad) and The Fibromyalgia Story: Medical Authority and Women's Worlds of Pain. Temple University Press, 2005.
Piet Bracke, Editorial
Antonio Maturo, Kristin Barker, Introduction
Antonio Maturo, Social Justice and Human Enhancement in Today's Bionic Society
Johanne Collin, Julien Simard, Hugo Collin-Desrosiers, Between smart drugs and antidepressants: A cultural analysis of pharmaceutical drug use among university students
Stephen Katz, Kevin Peters, Enhancing the mind? Memory medicine, dementia, and the aging brain
Annette Schnabel, Carita Bengs, Maria Wiklund, Modernity, Stress and the Quest for Emotional Self-management
Linda Lombi, Cognitive enhancement: scenario, perspectives and dilemma
Mauro Turrini, ROUND TABLE WITH: Frans Brom, Ira van Keulen, Ori Lev, and
Meika Loe, Leigh Cuttino, Ambivalent users. Strategic Pharmaceutical Use and Identity Management among ADHD College Students
Davide Galesi, The pharmacologization of loneliness and insecurity
Catherine Coveney, Jonathan Gabe, Simon Williams, Boosting brainpower? From the medicalisation of cognition to the pharmaceuticalisation of routine mental life
Kristin Barker, Pharmaceuticalisation: What is (and is not) medicalisation?
Jonathan Kaplan, From Medicalization to Biolooping: Reflections on "Boosting brainpower?"
Francesca Minerva, Medicalisation, biomedicalisation and farmaceutisation from a sociological and from a bioethical perspective
Donatella Simon, Alain Ehrenberg. The society of uneasiness
Paola D'Incau, Monia Donati, Corrado Barbui, Anna Carreri, Jacopo Tubini, Anita Conforti, Stressfull life events and psychiatric drugs. An observational study conducted in the pharmacies of Veneto Region
Alessia Bertolazzi, Nicola Strizzolo, Beyond the scientific reductionism on drug consumption
Luca Mori, Linda Lombi, A critical thinking on social disapproval and marijuana use
Cleto Corposanto, What indicators to evaluate the association of general medicine doctors and paediatricians?
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