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Platform: The Biomedical Empire: Lessons Learned from the Covid Pandemic

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Barbara Katz Rothman

For a long time, Barbara Katz Rothman, professor of sociology at City University of New York, has been thinking about going beyond what her colleagues in sociology now routinely call “the biomedical industrial complex,” and thinking of biomedicine as an Imperial power, having not only enormous financial resources but also an almost-religious belief system and the governmental power of any empire. People “believe” in aspects of medicine, and your citizenship, your personhood depend on medical approval, from birth certificates through proof of competency on to death certificates. For this platform, Professor Rothman will discuss lessons learned about the biomedical empire during the Covid pandemic.

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September 19
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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via Zoom
NJ United States