How Genes Matter

Genetic Medicine as Subjectivisation Practices

Understanding the significance of genetic factors for our lives requires an analysis that goes beyond biological aspects. It is especially necessary to take into account how human beings relate to others and to themselves. Who we are is a result of social action and the ways in which human beings constitute themselves as subjects. Seen from this perspective, genetic medicine is a social practice that shapes how we think about us, how we conduct our behaviour and how we care for our children.

This book scrutinises practices by which individuals become knowledgeable about their genes and constitute them as responsible decision makers.

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2017-07-03, 364 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3766-3

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Bernhard Wieser

Bernhard Wieser, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Österreich

Author(s)
Bernhard Wieser
Book title
How Genes Matter Genetic Medicine as Subjectivisation Practices
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
364
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3766-3
DOI
Commodity Group
1724
BIC-Code
PDR JFFH MBS JHB
BISAC-Code
SCI075000 SOC057000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
PDR JBFN MBS JHB
Release date
2017-07-03
Edition
1
Topics
Medizin, Wissenschaft, Körper
Readership
Science and Technology Studies (STS), Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Philosophy
Keywords/Tags
Genetic Medicine, Science and Technology Studies, Subjectivisation, Genomics, ELSA (Ethical, Legal, And Social Aspects of Genomics), Identity, Medicine, Body, Science, Sociology of Science, Sociology of Medicine, Sociology

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