Sociological Perspectives on the New Genetics
January 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Structure and Production of Genetic Knowledge:.
1. Genes as Drugs: The Social Shaping of Gene Therapy and The Reconstruction of Genetic Disease: Paul Martin.
2. Experts as 'Storytellers' In Reproductive Genetics: Exploring Key Issues: Elizabeth Ettorre.
3. The Human Drama of Genetics: 'Hard' and 'Soft' Media Representations of Inherited Breast Cancer: Lesley Henderson and Jenny Kitzinger.
Part II: The Social Meanings of Genetics:.
4. Waiting For The Cure: Mapping The Social Relations of Human Gene Therapy Research: Alan Stockdale.
5. Doing The Right Thing: Genetic Risk and Responsibility: Nina Hallowell.
6. There's This Thing In Our Family: Predictive Testing and The Construction of Risk For Huntington Disease: Susan Cox and William Mckellin.
Part III: The Social Impact and Implications of Genetics:.
7. Defining The 'Social': Towards An Understanding of Scientific and Medical Discourses on The Social Aspects of The New Human Genetics: Sarah Cunningham-Burley and Anne Kerr.
8. Losing The Plot? Medical and Activist Discourses of The Contemporary Genetics and Disability: Tom Shakespeare.
9. DNA Identification and Surveillance Creep: Dorothy Nelkin and Lori Andrews.
Notes on Contributors.