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The dynamics of the biomedical and health knowledge: a sociological interpretation

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Maria Conceição da Costa [1] ; Renan Gonçalves Leonel da Silva [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Brasil
[2] Universidade de São Paulo - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Sociologias; v. 21, n. 50, p. 18-47, 2019-04-00.

Abstract The biomedical and health knowledge production has grown as a research object of Social Sciences. Scientific and technological changes, as well as the emergence of new social arrangements in the way research is conducted and agendas drawn up, have produced this interest. The aim of this essay is to present some central characteristics of this subject as an object of sociological research, for which we highlight three axes of analysis intertwined with each other, related to the transformations in the medical and health area, the pattern of financing research and its technological platform. Thereby, the text provides some tools to advance the research from the perspectives of social studies of science and of sociology on the production of biomedical knowledge and in contemporary health. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/24133-5 - The Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for health in Brazil: the role of institutional and political framework in the development of research on Monoclonal Antibodies
Grantee:Renan Gonçalves Leonel da Silva
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 16/20638-8 - Bio nations : The emergence of research and therapies with stem cells in Brazil and India
Grantee:Maria Conceição da Costa
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/18500-0 - The innovation dynamics of the biopharmaceutical industry: new theories about technological change in monoclonal antibodies development
Grantee:Renan Gonçalves Leonel da Silva
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor