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dc.contributor.authorEcklund, Elaine Howard
Peifer, Jared L.
White, Virginia
Chan, Esther
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-11T20:05:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-11T20:05:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Peifer, Jared L., White, Virginia, et al.. "Moral Schemas in Articulation and Intuition: How Religious People Evaluate Human Reproductive Genetic Technologies." Sociological Forum, 32, no. 2 (2017) Wiley: 277-297. https://doi.org/10.1111/socf.12330.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/96643
dc.description.abstract As new and more effective human reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) rapidly develop, religious voices remain an important part of public discussion about the moral standing of such technologies. Here, we compare how individuals from different religious traditions evaluate disease RGTs (detecting genetic diseases inᅠvitro) when compared to enhancement RGTs, allowing parents to select features of a child. Findings are gleaned from analysis of 270 interviews with individuals from 23 Christian, Muslim, and Jewish religious organizations, with supporting data from a national survey of more than 10,000 Americans. We find that respondents engage in clearly defined discursive moral reasoning to evaluate the propriety of disease RGTs while moral intuitions manifest themselves in responses to enhancement RGTs. We argue that schemas provide resources for moral discourses while also shaping moral intuitions expressed through emotions. Our results have implications for how religious people respond to new technologies when their institutional and denominational structures do not have readily discernable moral frameworks to guide responses.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.rights This is an author's peer-reviewed final manuscript, as accepted by the publisher. The published article is copyrighted by the Eastern Sociological Society.
dc.title Moral Schemas in Articulation and Intuition: How Religious People Evaluate Human Reproductive Genetic Technologies
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Sociological Forum
dc.subject.keyworddecisions
discourse
morality
religion
reproductive genetic technologies
schemata
dc.citation.volumeNumber 32
dc.citation.issueNumber 2
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/socf.12330
dc.type.publication post-print
dc.citation.firstpage 277
dc.citation.lastpage 297


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