Item Details

Backdoor to Eugenics

Troy Duster
Format
Book
Published
New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
ISBN
0415948053 (Hardcover : alk. paper), 0415946743 (Paperback : alk. paper)
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
Description
xvi, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-233) and index.
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