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Author Broadfoot, Kirsten J.

Title Living with genetics : recombining self and health in modern medicine / Kirsten J. Broadfoot
Published Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, [2008]


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Description x, 159 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Health communication
Health communication (Cresskill, N.J.)
Contents Living with genetics -- Stories of the clinic -- Spinning the genetic dream -- Governing self, governing health -- Recombining the clinic -- Disjunctures, reflections, and in-conclusions
Summary "Bridging rhetorical and cultural studies of the gene and discourse-analytic studies of clinical interaction in medical sociology and health communication, this ethnographic and discursive case study of living with genetics highlights the communicative practices engaged by participants and professionals in genetics clinics as they collectively recombine diverse forms of knowledge to produce new understandings of health and self." "This book will be of special interest to scholars of health communication and medical sociology, healthcare practitioners, medical students, and critical and postmodern scholars of organization and discourse."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-150) and indexes
Subject Medical genetics.
Clinical medicine.
Genetics, Medical.
Clinical Medicine -- trends.
Self Concept.
LC no. 2007041056
ISBN 9781572738041 (hardbound)
1572738049 (hardbound)
9781572738058 (paperbound)
1572738057 (paperbound)