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Author Duster, Troy.
Title Backdoor to eugenics / Troy Duster.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2003.


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Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-233) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Eugenics.
Human chromosome abnormalities -- Diagnosis -- Social aspects.
Genetic disorders -- Social aspects.
Eugenics -- United States.
Genetic Determinism.
Genetic Diseases, Inborn -- diagnosis.
Genetics, Medical -- ethics.
Socioeconomic Factors.
United States.
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.
Summary Considered a classic in the field, Troy Duster's Backdoor to Eugenics was a groundbreaking book that grappled with the social and political implications of the new genetic technologies. Completely updated and revised, this work will be.
Other Title Print version: Duster, Troy. Backdoor to eugenics. 2nd ed. New York : Routledge, 2003 0415948053 0415946743