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Sickle Cell and the Social Sciences: Health, Racism and Disablement
(Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 2019-04-15)
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a severe chronic illness and one of the world’s most common genetic conditions, with 400,000 children born annually with the disorder, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Brazil, the Middle ...
The politics of health services research: health professionals as hired hands in a commissioned research project in England
(Universities of Surrey, University of Stirling, British Sociological Association, Sage Ltd, 2014-08-15)
Previous health services research has failed to account for the role played by clinical staff in the collection of data. In this paper we use the work of Roth on hired hand research to examine the politics of evidence ...
Sickle cell and thalassaemia: global public health issues come of age.
(Taylor and Francis, 2011-08)
It is with great pleasure that, as guest and current editor respectively, we introduce Ethnicity and Health’s collection on the haemoglobin disorders sickle cell and thalassaemia. Sickle cell and thalassaemia are among ...
Beta Thalassaemia: Current carrier and community awareness in Leicestershire.
(De Montfort University, 1994)
Lessons for intermediate and low prevalence areas in England from the Ethnicity Questions and Antenatal Screening for sickle cell / thalassaemia [EQUANS] study
This study evaluates a temporary research-based intervention of universal ante-natal screening for sickle cell/thalassaemia in two areas of England of intermediate (1.29 per 10,000) and low (0.18 per 10,0000) expected ...
The new genetics and professional identities in international context
(Department of Sociology, University of Goteburg, Sweden, 1999)
This paper is concerned with the formation of and processes of changes in professional identities, especially those professional groups associated with the new genetics, be they learned scientific professions, clinicians ...
Sickle cell anaemia and deaths in custody in the UK and USA
An unexplained death in custody represents an important focal point for public scrutiny of the criminal justice system, especially when excess deaths occur in those of minority ethnic descent. Sickle cell anaemia is a ...
Whooping cough vaccination: historical, social and political controversies.
(Blackwell Sciences, 1995)
New acellular whooping cough vaccines may have the effect of leading us to believe that infectious diseases such as whooping cough have declined in the context of particular historical and social conditions, and persist ...
Professionals, mentally handicapped children and confidential files
The professional files kept on ESN (S) children contain self-contradictory justifications for school placements; damaging social stereotyping; moral evaluation of parents; professional procedures involving circularity of ...
Assessing Latour: The case of the sickle cell body in history
The work of Bruno Latour has animated debates in sociology, anthropology and philosophy over several decades, whilst attracting criticisms of the ontological, epistemological and political implications of his focus on ...