The Resource Controlling human heredity : 1865 to the present, Diane B. Paul

Controlling human heredity : 1865 to the present, Diane B. Paul

Label
Controlling human heredity : 1865 to the present
Title
Controlling human heredity
Title remainder
1865 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Diane B. Paul
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century, it was widely assumed that society ought to foster the breeding of those who possessed favorable traits and discourage the breeding of those who did not. Controlled human breeding, "eugenics" as it was labeled by Francis Galton, seemed only good common sense. How did eugenics come to exert such powerful and broad appeal? What events shaped its direction? Whose interests did it finally serve? Why did it fall into disrepute? Has it survived in other guises? These are some of the questions that Diane Paul sets out to answer - questions that have acquired a new urgency in light of developments in genetic medicine. The eugenics movement appeared to be dead - associated with race and class prejudice, in particular the crimes of the Third Reich - or was it just sleeping? Has eugenics returned in the guise of medical genetics?
  • In Controlling Human Heredity, Professor Paul aims to bridge the gap between expert and lay understandings of the history of eugenics and thereby enrich the debate on the perplexing contemporary choices in genetic medicine
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paul, Diane B.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ751
LC item number
.P38 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 H-411
  • HQ 751
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eugenics
  • Genetic engineering
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Eugenics
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Eugenics
  • Genetic engineering
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Eugenetica
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Eugenik
  • Eugenik
  • Geschichte 1865-1995
Label
Controlling human heredity : 1865 to the present, Diane B. Paul
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What Is Eugenics? Why Does It Matter? -- 2. Evolutionary Anxieties -- 3. From Soft to Hard Heredity -- 4. The Menace of the Moron -- 5. Eugenic Solutions -- 6. "Whose Country Is This?" Eugenics and Race -- 7. From Eugenics to Human Genetics
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780391039162
Lccn
95012762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32349903
  • (OCoLC)ocm32349903
Label
Controlling human heredity : 1865 to the present, Diane B. Paul
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What Is Eugenics? Why Does It Matter? -- 2. Evolutionary Anxieties -- 3. From Soft to Hard Heredity -- 4. The Menace of the Moron -- 5. Eugenic Solutions -- 6. "Whose Country Is This?" Eugenics and Race -- 7. From Eugenics to Human Genetics
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780391039162
Lccn
95012762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32349903
  • (OCoLC)ocm32349903

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