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The role of the Sociology of Health and Medicine in the current debate on interdisciplinarity in Social Sciences
Journal Title: SALUTE E SOCIETÀ 
Author/s: Roberto Vignera 
Year:  2012 Issue:  Language: English 
Pages:  24 Pg. 131-154 FullText PDF:  145 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SES2012-002009EN
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Since the earliest phases of its institutionalization, the sociology of health and medicine has played an increasingly central role within the more general context of sociological thinking. Its prospects are further heightened in the context of the current debate on the interactions between the social sciences and fields of knowledge like cognitive science, behavioral genetics, neurosciences, which are becoming more and more closely engaged with the study of Human Social Behavior. This mediation role, however, finds it difficult to manifest itself due to the various theoretical and epistemological inclinations that sociology has relied on to solidify its own identity and stand apart from the formal criteria used in other scholarly contexts.
Keywords: Interdisciplinarity; mathematical modeling of social phenomena; social system and sociology of medicine; sociology, neurosciences and behavioral genetics.

Roberto Vignera, in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" /2012, pp. 131-154, DOI:10.3280/SES2012-002009EN


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