Gendered imaginaries: situating knowledge of epigenetic programming of health.

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serval:BIB_03501A29C647
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Gendered imaginaries: situating knowledge of epigenetic programming of health.
Périodique
Sociology of health & illness
Auteur(s)
Chiapperino L., Panese F.
ISSN
1467-9566 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0141-9889
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
09/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
40
Numéro
7
Pages
1233-1249
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Our paper explores the value-laden and epistemic resources that scientists working in epigenetics and developmental programming of health and disease (DOHaD) mobilise to produce scientific representations of pregnancy and parenthood, which in turn imagine norms, values, and responsibilities for the protection of future generations. In order to do so, we first describe the place of questions regarding the relative weight of paternal and maternal influences on the health of the offspring in the discursive formalisation of this research in scientific publications. This enables us to identify the mutual constitution of 'prototypes' (i.e. experimental designs, settings, techniques) and 'stereotypes' (i.e. social meanings, beliefs, norms and values) of parental roles in DOHaD and epigenetic biomedical sciences, by means of a specific gendered figuration of paternal influences: the 'father-as-sperm'. Second, and drawing from a set of interviews (N = 15), we describe a tension between this dominant, objectifying molecular discourse and the perspective of individual scientists. The situated perspective of individual researchers provides in fact evidence for a conflictual (moral and epistemic) economy of gendered engagements with parental figurations in DOHaD and epigenetic research, and consequently suggests a more fine-grained, as well as conflictual web of socio-political positioning of this 'knowledge' in its societal circulation.
Mots-clé
Biomedical Research, Disease/etiology, Disease/genetics, Epigenesis, Genetic, Epigenomics/methods, Female, Health, Humans, Male, Parents, Sex Factors, developmental origins of health and diseases (DOHaD), epigenetics, epistemic economies, imaginaries, moral economies
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
02/08/2018 8:19
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 12:25
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