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  1. 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...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Risky Genes

    Genetics, Breast Cancer and Jewish Identity

    By Jessica Mozersky

    Series: Genetics and Society

    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...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Gender and Genetics

    Sociology of the Prenatal

    By Kate Reed

    Series: Genetics and Society

    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...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Human Cloning in the Media

    From Science Fiction to Science Practice

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

    Series: Genetics and Society

    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...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. New Genetics, New Social Formations

    Edited by Peter Glasner, Paul Atkinson, Helen Greenslade

    Series: Genetics and Society

    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...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. New Genetics, New Identities

    Edited by Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner, Helen Greenslade

    Series: Genetics and Society

    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...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Biotechnology, Education and Life Politics

    Debating genetic futures from school to society

    By Pádraig Murphy

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    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...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Genetics, Mass Media and Identity

    A Case Study of the Genetic Research on the Lemba

    By Tudor Parfitt, Yulia Egorova

    This is the first book to explore the effect of genetic research on the Lemba Judaising community of Southern Africa and the phenomenon of Israelite identity. The science of genetics as relayed by the media is perceived by laymen as being irreproachably objective 'hard science': its disinterested...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge