Experiencing the New Genetics will lead scholars and general readers alike to question how far genetic inheritance affects our selves and our future.
2000 | 296 pages | Cloth $85.00 | Paper $29.95
Anthropology | Medicine | Public Policy | Sociology
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Table of Contents
PT. I. SETTING THE STAGE: KINSHIP AND GENETICS
2. The Role of Kinship in Human Life
3. Family and Kinship in American Society
4. Concepts of Heredity in Western Society
PT. II. SETTING OUT PEOPLE'S EXPERIENCE
5. People with a Genetic History I: Patients Without Symptoms
6. People with a Genetic History II: Recovered Patients
7. People Without a Medical History: Adoptees.
PT. III. IMPLICATIONS
8. The Ideology of Genetic Inheritance in Contemporary Life: The Medicalization of Kinship
9. A Multidimensional Critique of Genetic Determinism