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When Care Strikes Back
Some Strategies and Tactics for Dealing with Ambivalence of Visibility in Chronic Illness
Building on the works of sociologists of health and illness that have highlighted the effects of visible difference and stigmatisation since Goffman, this article examines the ambivalence of visibility experienced by people ...
Epigenetics: Localizing biology through co-laboration
This paper reports on a co-laborative laboratory ethnography in a molecular biology laboratory conducting research on environmental epigenetics. It focuses on a single study concerned with the material implications of ...
Epigenetics: Embedded bodies and the molecularisation of biography and milieu
The molecular biological field of epigenetics has recently attracted attention not only in biology, but also in the broader scientific community and the popular press. Commentators paint a very heterogeneous picture with ...