On bodies and crossings: the great division and the field of health

This essay aims to approach the conventions around which biomedical and social scientists revolve. This analytical procedure is due to a suspicion this essay will explore: the social sciences and biomedicine may have more in common than we (social scientists) are willing to admit. Despite the differences announced by both sides, the dilemmas of translation and the serious problems deriving from it, very often biomedical and social scientists end up establishing a great division as the basic rule of the game: the division between nature and culture.

Culture; Nature; Health


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