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De-Sequencing

Identity Work with Genes

Editors: Mahr, Dana, von Arx, Martina (Eds.)

  • Explores contemporary impacts of genomic knowledge from different angles – such as the personalization of health, individual identity-work, new trends in policy making, and the social consequences of advancements in the medical sciences
  • Establishes a discursive and interdisciplinary framework for those who (in their academic or professional fields) have to deal with the omnipresence and rising power of genetics in our society
  • Offers a valuable cutting-edge resource for scholars and readers interested in philosophy, sociology, anthropology, STS and cognate disciplines within the social sciences and humanities more broadly
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About this book

Are you your genes? De-Sequencing: Identity Work with Genes explores this perplexing question, showing how different forms of knowledge must be contextualized to become meaningful. It is generally assumed that the genomic sequence adds up to the identity-forming material life is made of. Yet identity cannot itself adopt the form of a sequence. As the authors in this volume show, the genome must be ‘de-sequenced’ by human language to render it interpretable and meaningful in a social context. The book unpacks this type of ‘sequence-speech’ in engaging detail, adopting a personal, social, cultural, and bio-political approach to examine the transformation of human identity and reflexivity in the era of genetic citizenship.

About the authors

Dr. Dana Mahr is senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Her research centers on how we make sense out of science, technology, and medicine from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.
Martina von Arx, M.A. is a PhD candidate at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She explores how health professionals and patients experience digital technologies as part of the current developments of personalized health in Switzerland.

Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
De-Sequencing
Book Subtitle
Identity Work with Genes
Editors
  • Dana Mahr
  • Martina von Arx
Series Title
Health, Technology and Society
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7728-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7728-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7727-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 167
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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