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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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Grappling with the social and political implications of the new genetic technologies, this text explores the pros and cons of prenatal detection of birth defects; gene therapies; growth hormones; and  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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""[A] lucid landmark..""-"The Nation "The timely appearance of Duster's updated classic provides us with the background to deal with the recent reemergence of race as an issue in genetics and Read more...

 
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