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  • Un-making Environmental Activism

    towards a politics beyond binaries

    By Doerthe Rosenow

    There has been an increasing public, and academic, interest in questions of political resistance in the social sciences. Scholarly engagement with such questions too often relies on a taken-for-granted set of theoretical assumptions, grounded in familiar perspectives, against which practices of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • 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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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

  • 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

  • Barcoding Nature

    Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss

    By Claire Waterton, Rebecca Ellis, Brian Wynne

    DNA Barcoding has been promoted since 2003 as a new, fast, digital genomics-based means of identifying natural species based on the idea that a small standard fragment of any organism’s genome (a so-called ‘micro-genome’) can faithfully identify and help to classify every species on the planet. The…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23

  • Human Cloning in the Media

    From Science Fiction to Science Practice

    By Joan Haran, Jenny Kitzinger, Maureen McNeil, Kate O'Riordan

    This book examines the making of human cloning as an imaginary practice and scientific fact. It explores the controversies surrounding both ‘therapeutic cloning’ for stem cell research and ‘reproductive’ cloning. The authors analyse the cultural production of cloning, how practices and…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Genetics and Society

  • New Genetics, New Social Formations

    Edited by Peter Glasner, Paul Atkinson, Helen Greenslade

    New genetic technologies cut across a range of public regulatory domains and private lifeworlds, often appearing to generate an institutional void in response to the complex challenges they pose. As a result, a number of new social formations are being developed to legitimate public engagement and…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Genetics and Society

  • New Genetics, New Identities

    Edited by Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner, Helen Greenslade

    What implications are applications of new genetic technologies in biomedicine having on social identity in today’s society? New Genetics, New Identities, a wide-ranging multi-disciplinary volume in the CESAGen Genetics & Society Book series, presents not only theoretical reflection but also…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Genetics and Society

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