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Professional constructions of family and kinship in medical genetics

Atkinson, Paul Anthony ORCID:, Parsons, Evelyn Patricia and Featherstone, Katie ORCID: 2001. Professional constructions of family and kinship in medical genetics. New Genetics and Society 20 (1) , pp. 5-24. 10.1080/14636770125617

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Based on a period of ethnographic fieldwork among geneticists, the paper explores how clinicians and scientists construct families as objects of discourse. It documents how the family is constructed as a social object and as a set of biological relationships. The professional work of geneticists thus traverses the boundaries of the natural and the social. The pedigree, or family tree, is a boundary object between those two discursive domains.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge): STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles
ISSN: 1463-6778
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 12:41

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