There is growing debate about the contribution the neuroscience make to our understanding of social phenomena. Various popular books and magazine article make the wildest claims about the opportunities offered by fMRI scans and related techniques and technologies. These claims have variously been challenged and studies have been undertaken to sociological scrutiny. In this context Andrew S. Balmer has reviewed Pickersgill and van Keulen’s book “Sociological Reflections on the Neurosciences” and elaborated on the contribution this edited volume makes to debates about the relationships between the social and the somatic.
The review now is on the Early View site of Symbolic Interaction.