Biomedical Sciences Research Seminar Series

The Sociology of Science - Biology Ideology and the 'Science' of Hormones

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology Biomedical Sciences Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Christopher Matthews, NTU presents: The Sociology of Science - Biology Ideology and the 'Science' of Hormones.

  • From: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 1.10 pm
  • To: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: 282, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology Biomedical Sciences Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Christopher Matthews, NTU presents: The Sociology of Science - Biology Ideology and the 'Science' of Hormones.

Abstract

Narratives from the biological sciences pervade our lives, they shape our interpretations of the world and, as such, can form of our behaviours. Within this talk I will introduce some foundational ideas from the sociological exploration of scientific knowledge to help unpack the power which is embedded in this process. In particular, I will draw on my ethnographic work within various boxing gyms to help bring the argument life. This case study can provide a 'way in' to help reconsider the manner in which many of us habitually reach for biological explanations for complex socio-cultural behaviours.

All welcome.

For any enquiries please contact Dr Amanda Coutts

Location details

Room/Building:

282, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

Past event

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