DNA Mystique: The Gene as a Cultural Icon / Edition 1

DNA Mystique: The Gene as a Cultural Icon / Edition 1

by Dorothy Nelkin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0472030043

ISBN-13: 2900472030049

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,

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'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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ISBN-13:
2900472030049
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
07/19/2004
Series:
Conversations in Medicine and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312

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