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Medical and scientific conferences as sites of sociological interest: A review of the field

González-Santos, Sandra and Dimond, Rebecca ORCID: 2015. Medical and scientific conferences as sites of sociological interest: A review of the field. Sociology Compass 9 (3) , pp. 235-245. 10.1111/soc4.12250

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Conferences play a pivotal role in the production and circulation of knowledge and in shaping and establishing academic and professional disciplines. As collective events, they facilitate intense moments of interaction where scientific and medical knowledge can be observed in the making. This paper calls attention to conferences as fascinating sites for sociologists of science, technology and medicine. By bringing together authors who look at conferences from different areas within the social sciences and using a variety of data gathering methods, this paper provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of conference studies and hopes to inspire greater reflection about the nature of conferences and their potential within research.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1751-9020
Date of Acceptance: 30 December 2014
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2023 03:07

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