The Politics of Heredity

The Politics of Heredity

Essays on Eugenics, Biomedicine, and the Nature-nurture Debate

eBook - 1998
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Univ of New York Press
Explores the political forces underlying shifts in thinking about the respective influence of heredity and environment in shaping human behavior, and the feasibility and morality of eugenics.



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Paul (political science, Univ. of Mass. at Boston) explores the development of hybrid corn, the history of eugenics, human genetics, the nature-nurture debate, the origins of the Marxian concept of proletarian society, the shift in the meaning of "fitness" in evolutionary theory, the practice of normal science in Nazi Germany, and the making and selling of science textbooks. A common theme unites the ten diverse essays the connections between biological science, social power, and public policy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1998
ISBN: 9780585091358
0585091358
079143821X
0791438228
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 219 p.)

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