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Titolo:
THE NEW GENETICS AND HEALTH - MOBILIZING LAY EXPERTISE
Autore:
KERR A; CUNNINGHAMBURLEY S; AMOS A;
Indirizzi:
UNIV EDINBURGH,SCH MED,DEPT PUBL HLTH SCI,TEVIOT PL EDINBURGH EH8 9AGMIDLOTHIAN SCOTLAND
Titolo Testata:
Public understanding of science
fascicolo: 1, volume: 7, anno: 1998,
pagine: 41 - 60
SICI:
0963-6625(1998)7:1<41:TNGAH->2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Citazioni:
26
Recensione:
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Citazione:
A. Kerr et al., "THE NEW GENETICS AND HEALTH - MOBILIZING LAY EXPERTISE", Public understanding of science, 7(1), 1998, pp. 41-60

Abstract

Public understanding of the new genetics is often criticized in discussions about the social and ethical issues the new genetics raise. In this paper we challenge the ''deficit model'' evident in this dominantdiscourse, and offer a constructivist approach. We explore lay expertise about the new genetics, presenting an analysis of data from ten focus group discussions with a range of lay people. After distinguishingfour different types of knowledge lay people hold-technical, methodological, institutional, and cultural-we go on to consider how lay people's mobilization of this ''stock of knowledge'' is influenced by social location and social context, exploring in particular interviewees' perceptions of relevancy. We conclude that identifying lay people as expert in, rather than ignorant of, the way genetics may shape their lives is a fundamental first step in moving toward greater lay participation in policy discussions and, ultimately, decision making about the new genetics and health.

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