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CfP: Medication as a New Social Tool for Workplace Performance? | ISA Forum of Sociology 2020, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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*CALL FOR PAPERS*

Medication as a New Social Tool for Workplace Performance? Revisiting the
Dissemination of Pharmaceuticalization

Dear colleagues,

Please consider sending a proposal to the session we are organising for the
ISA Forum of Sociology 2020 (July 14-18 2020, Brazil):
https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2020/webprogrampreliminary/Session14326.html



RC15 Sociology of Health (host committee)

Language: English


Session: "Medication as a New Social Tool for Workplace Performance?
Revisiting the Dissemination of Pharmaceuticalization"



Abstract

The new social uses of medicines for physical, cognitive and social
performance enhancement purposes, have attracted significant
theoretical/sociological reflections, often centred on the concept of
pharmaceuticalization (Williams et al. 2009, Abraham 2010). The heuristic
value of this concept has shed light on new performance needs and/or
demands, which are not dissociable from the modern social instrumentality
of medicines use for non-medical purposes. The non-medical use of medicines
has become a way through which to achieve a certain image or socially
expected performance standards (Rose 2009). The sociological application of
this analytical approach in labour environments, however, is still scarce.
Yet, given the current transformations in productive processes and
standards for work performance, work contexts constitute sites with a
particular social permeability to the advancement, in various forms, of the
pharmaceuticalization of work capacity and its enhancement. Therefore, the
aim of this session is to gather contributions to the analytical depth of
specificities of pharmaceuticalization in work contexts and its forms of
dissemination. Particularly, we invite papers that look at (A) different
social dissemination routes/pathways of pharmaceuticalization; (B) work
contexts, perceived as "structured and structuring" spaces (Bourdieu 1979),
and their effect on the (re)production of cultural dispositions to such
performance consumptions; and (C) consumption trajectories and their
connections and borders between pharmaceuticals, natural products or
illegal stimulants. We welcome papers that engage with these or related
issues, based on empirical studies and theoretical and/or methodological
reflections.



Organisers:

Noemia Lopes

ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa; IUEM- Instituto Universitário
Egas Moniz, Portugal


Carla Rodrigues

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; ISCTE- Instituto Universitário de
Lisboa, Portugal


Deadline for submitting an abstract: 30th of September 2019.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts.

Kind regards,
Carla.


-- 

Carla F. Rodrigues

Research Associate
Population Health Sciences
Bristol Medical School | University of Bristol

PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
AISSR | University of Amsterdam

Latest publication:
Beyond health: medicines, food supplements, energetics and the
commodification of self-performance in Maputo
<https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9566.12880>, *Sociology
of Health & Illness, Early View.*

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