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  • Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives

    By Venla Oikkonen

    Since the early 1990s, evolutionary psychology has produced widely popular visions of modern men and women as driven by their prehistoric genes. In Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives, Venla Oikkonen explores the rhetorical appeal of evolutionary psychology by viewing it…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Transformations

  • Genetics and Global Public Health

    Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

    Edited by Simon M. Dyson, Karl Atkin

    Sickle cell and thalassaemia are among the world’s most common genetic conditions. They are especially common in Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. They affect all ethnic groups but they particularly impact on minority ethnic groups in North America, Europe and Australasia.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Eugenics, Literature, and Culture in Post-war Britain

    By Clare Hanson

    This book explores eugenics in its wider social context and in literary representations in post-war Britain. Drawing on a wide range of sources in medicine, social and educational policy, genetics, popular science, science fiction, and literary texts, Hanson tracks the dynamic interactions between…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Biotechnology, Education and Life Politics

    Debating genetic futures from school to society

    By Pádraig Murphy

    What should individuals and society do when genetic screening becomes widely available and with its impact on current and future generations still uncertain? How can our education systems around the world respond to these developments? Reproductive and genetic technologies (RGTs) are increasingly…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • CyberGenetics

    Health genetics and new media

    By Anna Harris, Susan Kelly, Sally Wyatt

    Online genetic testing services are increasingly being offered to consumers who are becoming exposed to, and knowledgeable about, new kinds of genetic technologies, as the launch of a 23andme genetic testing product in the UK testifies. Genetic research breakthroughs, cheek swabbing forensic…

    Hardback – 2016-04-29
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Perspectives on Genetic Discrimination

    By Thomas Lemke

    Over the past 15 years, a series of empirical studies in different countries have shown that our increasing genetic knowledge leads to new forms of exclusion, disadvantaging and stigmatization. The spectrum of this "genetic discrimination" ranges from disadvantages at work, via problems with…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Risky Genes

    Genetics, Breast Cancer and Jewish Identity

    By Jessica Mozersky

    Ashkenazi Jews have the highest known population risk of carrying specific mutations in the high-risk breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. So what does it mean to be told you have an increased risk of genetic breast cancer because you are of Ashkenazi Jewish origin? In a time of ever-increasing…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Gender and Genetics

    Sociology of the Prenatal

    By Kate Reed

    Prenatal screening for genetic disorders is becoming an increasingly widespread phenomenon across the globe. While studies have highlighted the importance of women’s experiences of such screening, little is known about men’s roles and direct involvement in this process. With a focus on the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Science and Democracy

    Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond

    Edited by Stephen Hilgartner, Clark Miller, Rob Hagendijk

    In the life sciences and beyond, new developments in science and technology and the creation of new social orders go hand in hand. In short, science and society are simultaneously and reciprocally coproduced and changed. Scientific research not only produces new knowledge and technological systems…

    Hardback – 2015-03-12
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Knowing New Biotechnologies

    Social Aspects of Technological Convergence

    Edited by Matthias Wienroth, Eugénia Rodrigues

    The areas of personal genomics and citizen science draw on – and bring together – different cultures of producing and managing knowledge and meaning. They also cross local and global boundaries, are subjects and objects of transformation and mobility of research practices, evaluation and…

    Hardback – 2015-03-05
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections

    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing…

    Paperback – 2014-11-05
    Routledge

  • Race in Contemporary Medicine

    Edited by Sander L. Gilman

    With the first patent being granted to “BiDil,” a combined medication that is deemed to be most effective for a specific “race,” African-Americans for a specific form of heart failure, the on-going debate about the effect of the older category of race has been renewed. What role should “race” play…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge

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