DNA Mystique: The Gene as a Cultural Icon / Edition 1by Dorothy Nelkin
Pub. Date: 07/19/2004
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
'The DNA Mystique is a fast-paced exposition of the rhetorical excesses of genetic essentialism. In the 1980s and 1990s, DNA is increasingly perceived as the molecular text that defines the individual and determines its destiny. The abuse of genetic essentialism may yield social engineering in the largest scale...Readers will surely find The DNA Mystique enjoyable, informative, and challenging.
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