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Title How ethical systems change : eugenics, the final solution, bioethics / Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Julie Beicken.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 75 pages).
Series Framing 21st century social issues
Framing 21st century social issues.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Eugenics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents What lies ahead -- An exclusionary movement is born -- Legal reform to eliminate defectives -- Redrawing the boundaries of protected life -- Crystallizing events and ethical principles.
Summary Mandatory sterilization laws enacted in dozens of states coast-to-coast and approved by the U.S. Supreme Court formed the initial pillar for what became the Final Solution. Following WWII, there was renewed interest in a more inclusive view of social worth and the autonomy of the individual. Social movements were launched to secure broad-based revisions in civil and human rights. This book is based on a hugely popular undergraduate course taught at the University of Texas, and is ideal for those interested in science-based policy, the social construction of social worth, social problems, and social movements.
Other Author Beicken, Julie.
Other Title Print version: Ekland-Olson, Sheldon, 1944- How ethical systems change. New York, NY : Routledge, 2012 9780415501620