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Territory, ancestry and descent: the politics of sickle cell disease.
Sociologists have long questioned the naturalness and stability of ‘ethnic groups’, suggesting that a concern with how they are socially constituted is more appropriate. However, the example of genetically based medical ...
Haemoglobinopathies, antenatal screening and the midwife.
(Mark Allen, 1996)
Key Points Lack of national enforceable and funded standards for screening for the haemoglobinopathies means that a great deal of discretion is devolved to the individual midwife. Naive conceptions of ‘race’ and lack of ...
Mental handicap: Dilemmas of parent professional relations
(Croom Helm, 1987)
Sickle cell in the university curriculum: a survey assessing demand for open access educational materials in a constructed community of interest .
(Radcliffe Publishing, 2011-03)
Successive UK governments have sought to support expanded teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects within university curricula. There is an increased expectation that the education of ...
Reasons for assessment: rhetoric and reality in the assessment of children with severe learning difficulties.
(Open University Press, 1987)
This chapter is based on research carried out by Simon Dyson in the early 1980s into the problems facing the parents of children with mental handicaps, particularly in their contact with professionals. In the first part ...
Polls Apart?: A comparison of the 1990 Nicaraguan and 1992 British General Elections.
(Political Quarterly, 1994-10)
Living with Sickle Cell or Beta Thalassaemia Trait: Implications for Identity and Social Life
(University of York, 2014)
Previous policy oriented and sociological research on sickle cell and thalassaemia disorders has tended to focus on how carrier status impacts on reproductive choices or decisions related to antenatal screening. We know ...
First Conference of the Worldwide Initiative on Social Studies of Haemoglobinopathies (WISSH), SICKLE CELL: THE NEXT 100 YEARS
A multidisciplinary conference of social science researchers working on sickle cell and thalassemia attracted 80 delegates from ten countries and included psychologists, sociologists, nurses, counselors, social policy ...
Black community members-as-researchers: working with community groups in the research process.
(Whiting and Birch, 1997)
This paper will explore the experience of two sets of research projects involving members of black and minority ethnic communities in the role of researchers. The projects involved working with groups, first, in providing ...
Genetic knowledge: the contribution of sociologies
(Kluwer Academic / Plenum Press, 1999)
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, ...