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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in France and Ireland: parents' groups' scientific and political framing of an unsettled condition

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  • Claire Edwards

    (School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork)

  • Etaoine Howlett

    (School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork)

  • Madeleine Akrich

    (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Mines ParisTech)

  • Vololona Rabeharisoa

    (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Mines ParisTech)

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    Examines how groups representing children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in France and Ireland engage within this contested medical domain, and challenges the frequently made association between the process of medicalisation and de-politicisation.

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    Paper provided by Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI), Mines ParisTech in its series CSI Working Papers Series with number 024.

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    Length: 42 pages
    Date of creation: May 2012
    Handle: RePEc:emn:wpaper:024
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    1. Dumit, Joseph, 2006. "Illnesses you have to fight to get: Facts as forces in uncertain, emergent illnesses," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 62(3), pages 577-590, February.
    2. Singh, Ilina, 2004. "Doing their jobs: mothering with Ritalin in a culture of mother-blame," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 59(6), pages 1193-1205, September.
    3. Madeleine Akrich, 2010. "From Comunities of Practice to Epistemic Communities: Health Mobilizations on the Internet," Sociological Research Online, Sociological Research Online, vol. 15(2), pages 1-10.
    4. Barker, Kristin K., 2011. "Listening to Lyrica: contested illnesses and pharmaceutical determinism," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 73(6), pages 833-842, September.
    5. Rabeharisoa, Vololona, 2006. "From representation to mediation: The shaping of collective mobilization on muscular dystrophy in France," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 62(3), pages 564-576, February.
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