American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting

Samuel Taylor-Alexander (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Description

MAKING MEDICINE WORK: NASCENT INFRASTRUCTURES & THERAPEUTIC TRANSITIONS As biomedical science increasingly fuses with market logics and neoliberal politics its future-orientated properties raise important questions about the effects of the speculative and the nascent on quotidian medical practice. While anthropological analysis continues to demonstrate how the logics of promissory biomedicine operate on both a local and global scale, less has been written about the implementation of the future in the present. By attending to emergent biomedical infrastructures and therapeutic transitions, this panel will investigate the “translational” space between the new and the existing in clinical practice. Examining how such space is co-produced with socio-political and economic realities, and attending to the uncertainties that accompany the dissolution of established order, the presentations in this panel will shed new light on the intersection of promissory biomedicine, patient well-being, and infrastructural developments.
Period21 Nov 2015
Event typeConference
LocationDenver, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • Biomedicine
  • Transitions