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 "CESA Gen Genetics & Society Book" series, presents not only theoretical reflection but also empirical case studies drawn from an international array of authors. Including the highly controversial areas of reproductive technologies and use of human embryos in biomedical research, other key features include: a fresh analysis of a wide-range of social and political concerns in the development of new social identities; examinations of the social implications of identity formation as a result from advances in genetic technologies from a number of perspectives both locally and globally; and resources of a wide range of social science disciplines to discuss significant sociological, anthropological, political and ethical issues.
This superb collection is an essential informative read for postgraduates and academics in the fields of sociology, anthropology and scientific technologies giving a comparative approach to complex issues surrounding the social implications of these advances in a period of rapid social change.
1 Introduction: New Genetic Identities? Paul Atkinson and Peter Glasner 2 Genetic advocacy groups, science and biovalue: creating political economies of hope. Carlos Novas 3 Patients as Public in Ethics Debates -- interpreting the role of patient organizations in democracy. Annemiek Nelis, Gerard de Vries and Rob Hagendijk 4 From 'scraps and fragments' to 'whole organisms': Molecular biology, clinical research and post genomic bodies. Susan E. Kelly 5 Fashioning Flesh: inclusion, exclusivity and the potential of genomics. Fiona O'Neill 6 Mapping origins: race and relatedness in population genetics and genetic genealogy. Catherine Nash 7 The moral and sentimental work of the clinic: the case of genetic syndromes. Katie Featherstone, Maggie Gregory and Paul Atkinson 8 Medical Classification and the Experience of Genetic Haemochromatosis. Aditya Bharadwaj, Paul Atkinson and Angus Clarke 9 Towards an Anatomy of Public Engagement with Medical Genetics. Robert Evans, Alexandra Plows and Ian Welsh 10 Genetics, Gender and Reproductive Technologies in Latin America. Liliana Acero 11 Genomics, Social Formations and Subjectivity. Priya Venkatesan