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Backdoor to eugenics

Author: Troy Duster
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: Considered a classic in the field, Troy Duster's Backdoor to Eugenics was a groundbreaking book that grappled with the social and political implications of the new genetic technologies. Completely updated and revised, this work will be welcomed back into print as we struggle to understand the pros and cons of prenatal detection of birth defects; gene therapies; growth hormones; and substitute  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Duster, Troy.
Backdoor to eugenics.
New York : Routledge, 2003
(OCoLC)56336123
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Troy Duster
ISBN: 0415948053 9780415948050 0415946743 9780415946742
OCLC Number: 52251293
Description: xvi, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Inherited genetic disorders and inherited social orders --
The prism of heritability and the sociology of knowledge: what questions? Whose questions? --
The genetic screening of "target" populations --
Dilemmas of a "general" genetic disorder control policy --
Neutrality and ideology in genetic disorder control --
The increasing appropriation of genetic explanations --
Eugenics by the back door --
Human genetics, evolutionary theory, and social stratification --
Afterword: The new and emerging relationship between behavioral and molecular genetics.
Responsibility: Troy Duster.
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