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Culture, Kinship and Genes

Towards Cross-Cultural Genetics

Editors: Parsons, E., Clarke, A. (Eds.)

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The first comprehensive attempt to explore the issues raised by genetic counselling across cultures. It will be of interest to health professionals and to students and lecturers in the social, behavioural and political sciences and in genetics, medicine and nursing. The meaning and relevance of kinship and ethnicity in the context of genetic disease, cultural issues that have arisen in practice, including the influence of the lay public's beliefs about inheritance and the wider social and political context of genetics and genetic disease are all explored in depth.

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ANGUS CLARKE is Reader in Clinical Genetics in the Institute of Medical Genetics at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff. He worked in paediatrics for several years and this led him to develop an interest in inherited disorders that affect children. He has studied some of the social and ethical implications of genetic testing, and was chair of the Clinical Genetics Society Working Party on the genetic testing of children. He has edited a book on the ethical and social aspects of genetic counselling Genetic Counselling: Practice and Principles.

EVELYN PARSONS, a medical sociologist, is Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing Studies and Research Fellow in the Institute of Medical Genetics at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff. Her publications include papers on the social construction of genetic risk, the psychosocial implications of presymtomatic testing, and the experience of scientists involved in cloning the gene for myotonic dystrophy. Her current research is in newborn screening and familial breast cancer.

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'...the book offers a fresh approach and should be welcomed by social scientists, service providers and anyone with a practical interest in the social and cultural implications of genetic counselling.' - Sociology of Health and Illness

'...This book...is an exploratory investigation of the role of cultural factors in genetic counselling...The volume will be of interest to clinicians, students and lecturers in both the social and medical sciences, including those who are exploring the links between the culture of science and the science of culture.' - Alison Shaw


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Culture, Kinship and Genes
Book Subtitle
Towards Cross-Cultural Genetics
Editors
  • E. Parsons
  • A. Clarke
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-25882-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-25882-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-64702-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-25884-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 272
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