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Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst

Karen A. Cerulo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226100326
eISBN:
9780226100296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100296.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

People—especially Americans—are by and large optimists. They're much better at imagining best-case scenarios (I could win the lottery!) than worst-case scenarios (A hurricane could destroy my ... More


The Limits of Prevention

Stefan Timmermans and Mara Buchbinder

in Saving Babies?: The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924977
eISBN:
9780226924991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924991.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the limits of prevention by focusing on the care of children who developed symptoms for metabolic disorders despite screening and early diagnosis. Newborn screening was ... More


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