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Blinded by science : the social implications of epigenetics and neuroscience

Author: David Wastell; Susan White
Publisher: Bristol ; Chicago : Policy Press, cop. 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In recent years, new areas of biology, especially epigenetics and neuroscience, have enthralled the public imagination. They have been used as powerful arguments for developing social policy in a particular direction, from early intervention in the lives of disadvantaged children to seeking 'biomarkers' as identifiers of criminality. This timely book, written by leading commentators, critically examines the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Wastell; Susan White
ISBN: 9781447322344 1447322347 9781447322337 1447322339
OCLC Number: 1130841396
Description: XII, 291 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Neuro-bio-social policy;PART I: GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE THOUGHT STYLES; Biology and the drive for social improvement;Understanding how brain science is created and interpreted; Blaming the Brain;PART II: FIXING REAL PEOPLE;The Cat is Out of the Bag - From early intervention to child protection;Perfecting People: The Inexorable Rise of Prevention Science;Epigenetics - from rat mum to my mum?;Human Epigenetics Prematurely Born(e)?;Are We Broken? Fixing People (or Society) in the 21st Century.
Responsibility: David Wastell and Sue White.

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This timely book critically examines the capabilities and limitations of new areas of biology, especially epigenetics and neuroscience, that are used as powerful arguments for developing social  Read more...

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"this book provides a wealth of information and helpful analysis...I would strongly recommend that readers buy this book and share with colleagues." Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work "The information Read more...

 
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