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The Resource The embryo research debate : science and the politics of reproduction, Michael Mulkay, (electronic resource)

The embryo research debate : science and the politics of reproduction, Michael Mulkay, (electronic resource)

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The embryo research debate : science and the politics of reproduction
Title
The embryo research debate
Title remainder
science and the politics of reproduction
Statement of responsibility
Michael Mulkay
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scientific research involving human embryos was a major topic of public debate in Britain during the 1980s. Despite strong support from the scientific community, embryo research was initially condemned by many ordinary people as well as by special interest groups, and came close to being banned by Act of Parliament. Michael Mulkay describes the dynamics of the parliamentary struggle over the future of embryo research, focusing on such issues as: the clash between the anti-abortion and pro-research lobbies; the tactics of the Government; political ideology; the media's role; the importance of gender; religion; the impact of science fiction; the lure of medical advance; and the difficulty of maintaining ethical control. He explains how the advocates of embryo research eventually triumphed, and ends with an examination of the cultural tensions which linger after the debate.--
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1936-
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Mulkay, M. J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge cultural social studies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Human reproductive technology
  • Human embryo
Label
The embryo research debate : science and the politics of reproduction, Michael Mulkay, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511520945
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The background to the debate -- The sequence of parliamentary debate -- Political parties and ministerial tactics -- The impact of the pro-research lobby -- Embryos in the news -- Women and men -- Science and religion -- The myth of Frankenstein -- Embryo research and the slippery slope -- Epilogue: 'intruders in the Fallopian tube' or 'a dream of perfect human reproduction'
Control code
CR9780511520945
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
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
Isbn
9780521571807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)715169079
Label
The embryo research debate : science and the politics of reproduction, Michael Mulkay, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511520945
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The background to the debate -- The sequence of parliamentary debate -- Political parties and ministerial tactics -- The impact of the pro-research lobby -- Embryos in the news -- Women and men -- Science and religion -- The myth of Frankenstein -- Embryo research and the slippery slope -- Epilogue: 'intruders in the Fallopian tube' or 'a dream of perfect human reproduction'
Control code
CR9780511520945
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
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
Isbn
9780521571807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)715169079

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