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    On the bases of two subtypes of development dyslexia.Franklin R. Manis, Mark S. Seidenberg, Lisa M. Doi, Catherine McBride-Chang & Alan Petersen - 1996 - Cognition 58 (2):157-195.
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    The ethics of expectations: biobanks and the promise of personalised medicine.Alan Petersen - 2009 - Monash Bioethics Review 28 (1):05-1.
    Expectations play a major role in ‘driving’ biotechnology research and development. However, their ethical significance has been largely overlooked. This article examines the dynamics and ethics of expectations surrounding biotechnologies, focusing on biobanks and the promise of personalised medicines. It explores the personal and social implications of expectations, especially where technologies fail to eventuate. The article identifies the claims and practices that support the expectations pertaining to biotechnologies and some of the factors that work against the fulfilment of predicted innovations. (...)
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    The Politics of Bioethics.Alan R. Petersen - 2011 - Routledge.
    Bioethics as politics -- Bioethics and the politics of expectations -- Engendering consent : bioethics and biobanks -- Missing the big picture : bioethics and stem cell research -- Testing times : bioethics and "do-it-yourself" genetics -- Governing uncertainty : the politics of nanoethics -- Beyond bioethics.
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    A question of balance or blind faith?: Scientists' and science policymakers' representations of the benefits and risks of nanotechnologies. [REVIEW]Alan Petersen & Alison Anderson - 2007 - NanoEthics 1 (3):243-256.
    In recent years, in the UK and elsewhere, scientists and science policymakers have grappled with the question of how to reap the benefits of nanotechnologies while minimising the risks. Having recognised the importance of public support for future innovations, they have placed increasing emphasis on ‘engaging’ ‘the public’ during the early phase of technology development. Meaningful engagement suggests some common ground between experts and lay publics in relation to the definition of nanotechnologies and of their benefits and risks. However, views (...)
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    The Medical Humanities Today: Humane Health Care or Tool of Governance? [REVIEW]Alan Petersen, Alan Bleakley, Rainer Brömer & Rob Marshall - 2008 - Journal of Medical Humanities 29 (1):1-4.
    The medical humanities have been presented as a panacea for medical reductionism; a means for ‘humanizing’ medicine. However, there is a lack of consensus about the appropriate contributing disciplines and how curricula should be taught and assessed. This special issue critically examines the role of the medical humanities in medical education and their potential to serve, inadvertently or otherwise, as a tool of governance. The contributors, who include medical educators and medical practitioners, employ a range of perspectives for analysing the (...)
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    Governmentality, Critical Scholarship, and the Medical Humanities.Alan Petersen - 2003 - Journal of Medical Humanities 24 (3-4):187-201.
    Foucault's work has had a profound impact on the medical humanities over the last decade or so. However, most work to date has focused on Foucault's earlier writings rather than his later contributions on the self and governmentality. This article assesses the significance of the concept of governmentality for critical scholarship in the medical humanities, particularly in creating ethical awareness in the field of health care. It examines the context for Foucault's later work, and contributions arising from scholarship building on (...)
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  7. Sexing the body: representations of sex differences in Gray's Anatomy, 1858 to the present.Alan Petersen - 1998 - Body and Society 4 (1):1-15.
    Anatomy texts are seen as authoritative sources for knowledge about natural sex differences. The concepts of a natural, biological sex and of a natural difference are, however, increasingly difficult to sustain. A growing number of scholars have pointed to the fact that `sex' as much as `gender' is a historical and social construction. This article examines how the multiple-edition anatomy textbook, Gray's Anatomy, has portrayed the sexed body and male/female differences during the course of its publication, 1858 to the present, (...)
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    ‘biobanks’ “engagements”: Engendering Trust Or Engineering Consent?’.Alan Petersen - 2007 - Genomics, Society and Policy 3 (1):31-43.
    The rapid development of biobanks internationally reflects the considerable expectations attached to the exploitation of genetics knowledge. However, establishing consent and legitimacy for the new generation of biobanks is not without its challenges because they tend to be prospective in nature, involving the collection of DNA, personal medical and lifestyle data generally held over a very long period of time for unspecified research purposes. Thus far, biobanks have tended to be established ahead of wide-ranging debate about their broad implications. Making (...)
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    Replicating our bodies, losing our selves: news media portrayals of human cloning in the wake of Dolly.Alan Petersen - 2002 - Body and Society 8 (4):71-90.
    According to recent news reports, developments in biotechnology promise to transform our bodies and our lives. Stem cell research and cloning research are reported to offer us the prospect of being able to grow `spare' body parts and to replace diseased or damaged tissue, implying that there are no natural limits to life, and that the body-machine may be endlessly repaired, and even replicated. The birth of a cloned sheep, Dolly, announced in February 1997, is seen as a milestone development (...)
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    Engaging whom and for what ends? Australian stakeholders' constructions of public engagement in relation to nanotechnologies.Alan Petersen & Diana Bowman - 2012 - Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 12 (2):67-79.
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  11. Reporting risk: Science journalism and the prospect of human cloning.Stuart Allan, Alison Anderson & Alan Petersen - 2005 - In Sean Watson & Anthony Moran (eds.), Trust, Risk, and Uncertainty. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 165--180.
     
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  12. Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell by Constance Classen, David Howes and Anthony Synnott. [REVIEW]Alan Petersen - 1996 - Body and Society 2 (1):117-118.
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    In Search of Immortality: The Political Economy of Anti-aging Medicine. [REVIEW]Alan Petersen & Kate Seear - 2009 - Medicine Studies 1 (3):267-279.
    In Search of Immortality: The Political Economy of Anti-aging Medicine Content Type Journal Article Category Original Paper Pages 267-279 DOI 10.1007/s12376-009-0020-x Authors Alan Petersen, Monash University Sociology Program, School of Political and Social Inquiry Clayton VIC 3800 Australia Kate Seear, Monash University Sociology Program, School of Political and Social Inquiry Clayton VIC 3800 Australia Journal Medicine Studies Online ISSN 1876-4541 Print ISSN 1876-4533 Journal Volume Volume 1 Journal Issue Volume 1, Number 3.
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    Introduction: The ethical challenges of nanotechnologies. [REVIEW]Alan Petersen - 2009 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (1):9-12.
    Nanotechnologies are expected to have a substantial impact on our lives in the future. However, the nanotechnology field is characterised by many uncertainties and debates surrounding the characterisation of technologies, the nature of the applications, the potential benefits and the likely risks. Given the rapid development of nanotechnologies, it is timely to consider what, if any, novel ethical challenges are posed by developments and how best to address these given the attendant uncertainties. The three articles which comprise this symposium consider (...)
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