RAIMed 2022 conference: CFP "Awkward Collaborations"
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We would like to invite you to submit abstract proposals to a panel on "Awkward collaborations" in studying people with chronic and rare diseases at the upcoming RAIMed "Mobilising Methods in Medical Anthropology" conference (18-21 January, 2022, online)
Research on chronic or rare diseases has been regarded a domain of the biological and medical sciences. Drawing on the idea of "awkward collaboration", this panel invites papers addressing efforts to work with and/or around differences arising in collaborative research on chronic and rare diseases.
Long Abstract Among scientists and the general public, research on chronic and/or rare diseases has been regarded a domain of the biological and medical sciences. Genes, tissues, and blood samples seem to belong to laboratories rather than constituting socio-political and economic realities. The bodies of participants in clinical trials, babies undergoing newborn screening or blood donors among others, are foregrounded and scrutinized in order to obtain measurable, comparable, and quantifiable data. Subjected to medicalizing concepts and practices, patients and their families, members of patient advocacy groups, and policy makers often appropriate the language rooted in biological and medical sciences.
In this panel, we want to ask what happens when medical anthropologists and other social scientists enter this picture of concept and data creation and perpetuation as collaborators and researchers. Drawing on the idea of "awkward collaboration" (Yates-Doerr 2019), this panel invites papers that address ethical, conceptual, and methodological efforts to work with and/or around differences arising in collaborative research on chronic and rare diseases.
Please submit your abstract to Panel P07 via the conference website by October 25.
We look forward to your submissions.
Eva-Maria Knoll (Austrian Academy of Sciences) & Malgorzata Rajtar (Polish Academy of Sciences)
-- Dr hab. Małgorzata Rajtar Prof. IFiS/ Associate Professor Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii PAN/ Institute of Philosophy & Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org Osrodek Badan Spolecznych nad Chorobami Rzadkimi/Rare Disease Social Research Center http://rdsrc.ifispan.pl/en/
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