Socializing Tumors: From the Conservation of Tumors in Banks to Their Ontological Variations
Biobanks are considered as developing infrastructures calling for a joint political, ethical and legal regulation. They are a focus for action. But how do matters stand when biobanks are a sociological focus of research, released from performative issues, when “the social” is not seen as the equivalent of “society” which causes problems or generates constraints in relation to the access and the use of parts of the human body? A theoretical approach to the social as an attachment process between human and non-human entities raises the question of biobanks being considered as a body of living organisms socialization, meaning a place where human and non-human entities are associated, where the human body is broken up.