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Author Pender, Kelly, 1974- author.

Title Being at genetic risk : toward a rhetoric of care / Kelly Pender
Published University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (x, 174 pages)
Series The RSA series in transdisciplinary rhetoric
RSA series in transdisciplinary rhetoric.
Contents Following Mol's lead : from diabetes to BRCA risk -- From ideology to governmentality : a constructivist view of genetic risk -- Making risk real : a praxiographic inquiry into being BRCA+ -- Toward a rhetoric of care for the at risk -- Conclusion : invention in RSTM: another moderate response to the two-world problem
Summary "Advocates a conversation around the genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancers that focuses less on choice and more on care. Offers a new set of conceptual starting points for understanding what is at stake with a BRCA diagnosis and what the focus on choice obstructs from view"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject BRCA genes.
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Medical care
Ovaries -- Cancer -- Patients -- Medical care
Genetic screening.
Medical care.
Patient participation.
Genetic Predisposition to Disease -- prevention & control
Breast Neoplasms -- genetics
Genetic Testing
Ovarian Neoplasms -- genetics
Risk Factors
Patient Care
Patient Participation
rhetoric (discipline)
BRCA genes
Genetic screening
Genre/Form Early works
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780271082103