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Social Sciences | BioSocieties - A Palgrave journal (Editorial Board)

Palgrave Macmillan UK


Editor: N. Rose; I. Singh; C. Waldby

ISSN: 1745-8552 (print version)
ISSN: 1745-8560 (electronic version)

Journal no. 41292

Palgrave Macmillan UK

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Nikolas Rose, Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine, School of Social Science and Public Policy, King's College London, UK
Ilina Singh, Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, School of Social Science & Public Policy, King's College London, UK
Catherine Waldby, ANU College of Arts and Social Science, Australian National University, Australia

Associate Editors
Filippa Lentzos, Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, King's College London, UK
Carlos Novas, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Canada
Anne Pollock, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Chloe Silverman, Department of History & Politics, Drexel University, USA
Ayo Wahlberg, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Reviews Editor
Des Fitzgerald, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK

Editorial Advisory Board
Richard Ashcroft, University of London, UK
Lawrence Cohen, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Junko Kitanaka, Keio University, Japan
Ruth Leys, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Université de Montréal, Canada
Jörg Niewöhner, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Jack Price, King's College London, UK
Kane Race, University of Sydney, Australia
Natasha Dow Schüll, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dominic A. Sisti, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner, University of Sussex, UK
Elizabeth A. Wilson, Emory University, USA

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    BioSocieties is committed to the scholarly exploration of the crucial social, ethical and policy implications of developments in the life sciences and biomedicine. These developments are increasing our ability to control our own biology; enabling us to create novel life forms; changing our ideas of ‘normality’ and ‘abnormality’; transforming our understanding of personal identity, family relations, ancestry and ‘race’; altering our social and personal expectations and responsibilities; reshaping global economic opportunities and inequalities; creating new global security challenges; and generating new social, ethical, legal and regulatory dilemmas. To address these dilemmas requires us to break out from narrow disciplinary boundaries within the social sciences and humanities, and between these disciplines and the natural sciences, and to develop new ways of thinking about the relations between biology and sociality and between the life sciences and society.

    BioSocieties provides a crucial forum where the most rigorous social research and critical analysis of these issues can intersect with the work of leading scientists, social researchers, clinicians, regulators and other stakeholders. BioSocieties defines the key intellectual issues at the science-society interface, and offers pathways to the resolution of the critical local, national and global socio-political challenges that arise from scientific and biomedical advances.

    As the first journal of its kind, BioSocieties publishes scholarship across the social science disciplines, and represents a lively and balanced array of perspectives on controversial issues. In its inaugural year BioSocieties demonstrated the constructive potential of interdisciplinary dialogue and debate across the social and natural sciences. We are becoming the journal of choice not only for social scientists, but also for life scientists interested in the larger social, ethical and policy implications of their work. The journal is international in scope, spanning research and developments in all corners of the globe.

    BioSocieties is published quarterly, with occasional themed issues that highlight some of the critical questions and problematics of modern biotechnologies. Articles, response pieces, book reviews, and self-standing editorial pieces by social and life scientists form a regular part of the journal.

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