The Resource Ordinary genomes : science, citizenship, and genetic identities, Karen-Sue Taussig

Ordinary genomes : science, citizenship, and genetic identities, Karen-Sue Taussig

Label
Ordinary genomes : science, citizenship, and genetic identities
Title
Ordinary genomes
Title remainder
science, citizenship, and genetic identities
Statement of responsibility
Karen-Sue Taussig
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ordinary Genomes" is an ethnography of genomics, a global scientific enterprise, as it is understood and practiced in the Netherlands. Karen-Sue Taussig's analysis of the Dutch case illustrates the broader phenomenon of the entwining of scientific knowledge and culture: genetics may transform society, but society also transforms genetics. Taussig argues that in the Netherlands, ideas about genetics are shaped by two highly valued and sometimes contradictory Dutch social ideals: a desire for ordinariness and a commitment to tolerance. They are also influenced by Dutch history and concerns about immigration and European unification. Taussig contends that the Dutch enable a social ideal of tolerance by demarcating and containing difference so as to minimize its social threat, and that it is within this particular ideal of tolerance that they construct and manage the meaning of genetic difference. Illuminating the connections between biology, citizenship, and identity, Taussig traces the everyday experiences of Dutch people as they encounter genetics in research labs, clinics, the media, and elsewhere. She explains the institutional framework - involving clinics, research and diagnostic laboratories, and counselling offices - within which human genetic knowledge and practices are produced in the Netherlands
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Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taussig, Karen-Sue
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH438.7
LC item number
.T38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 K-658
  • QU 470
NLM item number
T228o 2009
Series statement
Experimental futures.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetics
  • Group identity
  • National characteristics, Dutch
  • Genetic counseling
  • Genome, Human
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetic Techniques
  • Social Identification
  • Genetic counseling
  • Genetics
  • Group identity
  • National characteristics, Dutch
  • Gentechnologie
  • Humangenetik
  • Sozialethik
  • Wissenschaftlich-technischer Fortschritt
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Identitätsfindung
  • Netherlands
  • Niederlande
Label
Ordinary genomes : science, citizenship, and genetic identities, Karen-Sue Taussig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : science, subjectivity, and citizenship
  • "God made the world and the Dutch made Holland"
  • Genetics and the organization of genetic practice in the Netherlands
  • The social and clinical production of ordinariness
  • Backward and beautiful : Calvinism, chromosomes, and the production of genetic knowledge
  • Bovine abominations : contesting genetic technologies
  • Epilogue : ordinary genomes in a globalizing world
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780822345169
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317118152
  • (OCoLC)ocn317118152
Label
Ordinary genomes : science, citizenship, and genetic identities, Karen-Sue Taussig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : science, subjectivity, and citizenship
  • "God made the world and the Dutch made Holland"
  • Genetics and the organization of genetic practice in the Netherlands
  • The social and clinical production of ordinariness
  • Backward and beautiful : Calvinism, chromosomes, and the production of genetic knowledge
  • Bovine abominations : contesting genetic technologies
  • Epilogue : ordinary genomes in a globalizing world
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780822345169
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317118152
  • (OCoLC)ocn317118152

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