Breast Cancer Genes and the Gendering of Knowledge
Science and Citizenship in the Cultural Context of the 'new' Genetics
By (author) Sahra Gibbon
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Breast Cancer Genes and the Gendering of Knowledge by Sahra Gibbon
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403999016
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sahra Gibbon
Racial Identities, Genetic Ancestry, and Health in South America, Hardback (November 2011)
The edited collection brings together social and biological anthropology scholars, biologists, and geneticists to examine the interface between Genetic Admixture, Identity and Health, directly contributing to an emerging field of 'bio-cultural anthropology.
Handbook of Genetics and Society, Hardback (July 2009)
A handbook that discusses the social, political, ethical and economic consequences and implications of the new bio-sciences. It takes and interdisciplinary approach providing a synoptic overview of contemporary international social science research on genetics, genomics and the new life sciences.
Biosocialities, Genetics and the Social Sciences, Hardback (April 2007)» View all books by Sahra Gibbon
Explores the social, cultural and economic transformations that result from innovations in genomic knowledge and technology. This collection uses Paul Rabinow's concept of biosociality to chart the shifts in social relations and ideas about nature, biology and identity brought about by developments in biomedicine.
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Author Biography - Sahra Gibbon
SAHRA GIBBON is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Anthropology Department at University College London, UK. She has a longstanding interest in the social and cultural dimensions of developments in genomics and the dynamic interface between differently constituted sciences and publics. She teaches on a range of courses focussing on the anthropology of medicine, science and technology
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