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  1. The Politics of Bioethics

    By Alan Petersen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Recent rapid advances in the biosciences have led to considerable debate about the social, ethical, and legal implications of research and its applications. The mapping of the human genome, advances in cloning techniques, the harvesting of embryonic stem cells for research, increasing use of...

    Published June 5th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Aging Men, Masculinities and Modern Medicine

    Edited by Antje Kampf, Barbara L. Marshall, Alan Petersen

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Aging Men, Masculinities and Modern Medicine explores the multiple socio-historical contexts surrounding men’s aging bodies in modern medicine from a global perspective. The first of its kind, it investigates the interrelated aspects of aging, masculinities and biomedicine, allowing for a timely...

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Biobanks

    Governance in Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Herbert Gottweis, Alan Petersen

    In recent years, a number of large population-based biobanks – genetic databases that combine genetic information derived from blood samples with personal data about environment, medical history, lifestyle or genealogy – have been set up in order to study the interface between disease, and genetic...

    Published April 30th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Health, Risk and Vulnerability

    Edited by Alan Petersen, Iain Wilkinson

    The concept of risk is one of the most suggestive terms for evoking the cultural character of our times and for defining the purpose of social research. Risk attitudes and behaviours are understood to comprise the dominant experience of culture, politics and society in our times. Health, Risk and...

    Published October 31st 2007 by Routledge

  5. The Body in Question

    A Socio-Cultural Approach

    By Alan Petersen

    Why is there currently such strong academic and popular interest in ‘the body’ in contemporary societies? What factors shape our conceptions of the body, its naturalness, health and normality? What is the mind-body dualism and why should it matter? This book examines these and other body questions...

    Published December 14th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Genetic Governance

    Health, Risk and Ethics in a Biotech Era

    Edited by Robin Bunton, Alan Petersen

    Ethical and practical issues around genetic research are of major international concern, both in academia and in the public domain. Questions concerning what interventions are possible and appropriate with the increasing amount of genetic information available, challenge our understandings of...

    Published February 24th 2005 by Routledge

  7. The New Genetics and The Public's Health

    By Robin Bunton, Alan Petersen

    The rapid advancement of genetic science, fuelled by the Human Genome Project and other related initiatives, promises a new kind of public health practice based on the pre-detection of disease according to calculations of genetic risk.This book by two well-known sociologists explores the...

    Published December 13th 2001 by Routledge

  8. Consuming Health

    The Commodification of Health Care

    Edited by Sara Henderson, Alan Petersen

    In our post-welfare society, health is increasingly viewed as a commodity and individuals are defined as 'health care consumers'. At the same time, the notion that the state should care for the health of its citizens is being replaced by an expectation that citizens should play a more active role...

    Published December 13th 2001 by Routledge

  9. Poststructuralism, Citizenship and Social Policy

    By Ian Barns, Janice Dudley, Patricia Harris, Alan Petersen

    Poststructuralism, Citizenship and Social Policy shows how poststructuralist ideas can be usefully applied in the areas of welfare, health, education and science and technology policy, making particular reference to the theme of citizenship. The impact of poststructuralism on thinking in the social...

    Published September 9th 1999 by Routledge

  10. Foucault, Health and Medicine

    Edited by Robin Bunton, Alan Petersen

    The reception of Michel Foucault's work in the social sciences and humanities has been phenomenal. Foucault's concepts and methodology have encouraged new approaches to old problems and opened up new lines of enquiry. This book assesses the contribution of Foucault's work to research and thinking...

    Published April 24th 1997 by Routledge

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