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Description - Breast Cancer Genes and the Gendering of Knowledge by Sahra Gibbon

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403999016
ISBN-10: 1403999015
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 230
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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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