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The Sociology of Medical Screening. Critical Perspectives, New Directions. Edition No. 1. Sociology of Health and Illness Monographs

  • ID: 5225137
  • Book
  • July 2012
  • 168 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Sociology of Medical Screening: Critical Perspectives, New Directions presents a series of readings that provide an up-to-date overview of the diverse sociological issues relating to population-based medical screening.
  • Features new research data in most of the contributions
  • Includes contributions from eminent sociologists such as David Armstrong, Stefan Timmermans, and Alison Pilnick
  • Represents one of the only collections to specifically address the sociology of medical screening
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Notes on Contributors vii

1 The sociology of medical screening: past, present and future 1
Natalie Armstrong and Helen Eborall

2 Screening: mapping medicine’s temporal spaces 17
David Armstrong

3 The experience of risk as ‘measured vulnerability’: health screening and lay uses of numerical risk 33
Chris Gillespie

4 Expanded newborn screening: articulating the ontology of diseases with bridging work in the clinic 47
Stefan Timmermans and Mara Buchbinder

5 Resisting the screening imperative: patienthood, populations and politics in prostate cancer detection technologies for the UK 60
Alex Faulkner

6 A molecular monopoly? HPV testing, the Pap smear and the molecularisation of cervical cancer screening in the USA 73
Stuart Hogarth, Michael M. Hopkins and Victor Rodriguez

7 Blind spots and adverse conditions of care: screening migrants for tuberculosis in France and Germany 90
Janina Kehr

8 ‘Let’s have it tested first’: choice and circumstances in decision-making following positive antenatal screening in Hong Kong 105
Alison Pilnick and Olga Zayts

9 Representing and intervening: ‘doing’ good care in fi rst trimester prenatal knowledge production and decision-making 121
Nete Schwennesen and Lene Koch

10 ‘Wakey wakey baby’: narrating four-dimensional (4D) bonding scans 136
Julie Roberts

Index 151

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Natalie Armstrong University of Leicester, UK.

Helen Eborall University of Leicester, UK.
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