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The New Genetics and The Public's Health By Robin Bunton

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The New Genetics and the New Public Health addresses the emerging social and political consequences of the new genetics and provides a stimulating critique of current research and practice in public health.

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The New Genetics and The Public's Health by Robin Bunton

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 implications of the new genetics for public health as a body of knowledge and a domain of practice. It assesses the impact of new genetic information and technologies on conceptions of health, illness, embodiment, self and citizenship and critically examines the complex discourses surrounding human genetics and public health. The New Genetics and The Public's Health addresses the emerging social and political consequences of the new genetics and provides a stimulating critique of current research and practice in public health.

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The New Genetics and The Public's Health Reviews


"The style and scope of the text make it a useful teaching resource, and it could serve as a clear introduction to the field for scholars unfamiliar with the issues... a solid contribution to the emerging debate in all its complexity.."
-"American Journal of Sociology, M. Susan Lindee, University of Pennsylvania

Table of Contents


1. Introduction: The Geneticisation of Health 2. Representing Genetics 3. Genetic Risk 4. Health, Consumption and Genetics 5. Global Flows of Genes and Bio-coloialism 6. Cloning, Therapeutics and Public Health 7. Conclusion

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GOR005280852
The New Genetics and The Public's Health by Robin Bunton
Robin Bunton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2001-12-13
264
0415221420
9780415221429
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