Genetic knowledge: the contribution of sociologies
Different sociologies have a contribution to make in terms of identifying problems with untheorized notions of lay knowledge about genetics. This chapter reviews the insights afforded by different sociological traditions, including subjectivism, feminism, anti-racism, disability rights perspectives, critical realism and post-modernism. Collectively, these sociologies caution against certainty in (1)the conception of genetic knowledge; (2)the actions of health professionals; and (3)the implementation of genetic policy.
Citation : Dyson, S. (1999) Genetic knowledge: the contribution of sociologies. In: A. K. Thompson, and R. F. Chadwick, eds. Genetic information: acquisition, access, and control. New York/London: Kluwer.
ISBN : 0306460521
Research Group : Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell
Research Institute : Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research