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The Resource Political Biology : Science and Social Values in Human Heredity from Eugenics to Epigenetics, by Maurizio Meloni, (electronic resource)

Political Biology : Science and Social Values in Human Heredity from Eugenics to Epigenetics, by Maurizio Meloni, (electronic resource)

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Political Biology : Science and Social Values in Human Heredity from Eugenics to Epigenetics
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Political Biology
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Science and Social Values in Human Heredity from Eugenics to Epigenetics
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by Maurizio Meloni
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This book explores the socio-political implications of human heredity from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present postgenomic moment. It addresses three main phases in the politicization of heredity: the peak of radical eugenics (1900-1945), characterized by an aggressive ethos of supporting the transformation of human society via biological knowledge; the repositioning, after 1945, of biological thinking into a liberal-democratic, human rights framework; and the present postgenomic crisis in which the genome can no longer be understood as insulated from environmental signals. In Political Biology, Maurizio Meloni argues that thanks to the ascendancy of epigenetics we may be witnessing a return to soft heredity - the idea that these signals can cause changes in biology that are themselves transferable to succeeding generations. This book will be of great interest to scholars across science and technology studies, the philosophy and history of science, and political and social theory.--
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Political Biology : Science and Social Values in Human Heredity from Eugenics to Epigenetics, by Maurizio Meloni, (electronic resource)
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Political Biology : Science and Social Values in Human Heredity from Eugenics to Epigenetics, by Maurizio Meloni, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137377722
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1 online resource (XI, 284 pages)
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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