Breast Cancer Genes and the Gendering of Knowledge: Science and Citizenship in the Cultural Context of the 'New' Genetics
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Breast Cancer Genes and the Gendering of Knowledge: Science and Citizenship in the Cultural Context of the 'New' Genetics

by Sahra Gibbon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1403999015

ISBN-13: 9781403999016

Pub. Date: 01/09/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

The book examines the social and cultural context of new genetic knowledge associated with breast cancer. It looks at how this knowledge and technologies are used and received in two contrasting social arenas - cancer genetic clinics and a breast cancer research charity.

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The book examines the social and cultural context of new genetic knowledge associated with breast cancer. It looks at how this knowledge and technologies are used and received in two contrasting social arenas - cancer genetic clinics and a breast cancer research charity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403999016
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction PART 1: CLINICAL BREAST CANCER GENETICS: PATIENTS, PRACTITIONERS AND PREDICTIVE MEDICINE The Enrolment of Patients: Visibility, Voice and Breast Cancer Activism Technologies of the Clinic; Tools, Tests and Explanatory Strategies Constructing Patienthood: The Care of Predictive Medicine and Female Nurturance Diviners and Pastoral Keepers: Working in Clinical Breast Cancer Genetics PART 2: A BREAST CANCER RESEARCH CHARITY: CHARITY, BREAST CANCER 'ACTIVISM' AND THE QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE The Alchemy of Loss and Hope: Fundraising as Memorialisation Between Geno-hype and Hope: Managing Science and Ethics in Post-genomic Spaces Lab Tours, Scientists and Making 'Monuments' for the Living Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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