Call for papers for the following session at the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers annual conference to take place in August (28th-31st) this year. The deadline for abstracts is Friday 16th February. Please feel free to circulate this email to anyone you think would be interested.
MORAL ECONOMIES OF SCIENCE
Key words: Moral economies; ethical capital; regulation; tacit knowledge; professional ethos
Description: Moral economies of science imply a trade off between the objectivity of scientific research and the ideals and attitudes of the scientific community. Historians of science have used this concept to theorise different kinds of objectivity, and with that chart the emergence of objects of scientific enquiry. This session explores the usefulness of this concept within geographical research. We hope to encourage dialogue between anthropologists, sociologists, STS scholars, geographers and those working in related disciplines who are researching the potential and actual transformations of biomedicine. We welcome empirical and conceptual papers on the following themes:
- Accumulation/distribution of scientific and ethical capital
- Regulating biotechnology
- Risk, responsibility and accountability
- Exercising professional judgement
- Personal and tacit knowledge
- The role of expertise in society.
Session organisers: Sarah Dyer, Kerry Holden and Steven Wainwright.
Please forward abstracts of no more than 200 words to
Kerry Holden [log in to unmask].
Department of Geography
King’s College London
London WC2R 2LS
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