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Making Better Babies

Publication Abstract

Stern, Alexandra Minna. 2018. "Making Better Babies." In Beyond Bioethics: Toward a New Biopolitics edited by Obasogie, Osagie K., Darnovsky, Marcy. University of California Press.

For decades, the field of bioethics has shaped the way we think about ethical problems related to developments in science, technology, and medicine. But its traditional emphases on individual dynamics such as doctor-patient relationships, informed consent, and personal autonomy are minimally helpful in confronting the social and political challenges posed by new human biotechnologies such as assisted reproduction, human genetic modification, and DNA forensics. Beyond Bioethics addresses these provocative issues from an emerging standpoint that is attentive to race, gender, class, disability, privacy, and notions of democracy - a "new biopolitics." This authoritative volume provides a focused overview for those grappling with the profound dilemmas posed by these developments. It brings together the work of cutting-edge thinkers from diverse fields of study and public engagement, all of them committed to this new perspective grounded in social justice and public interest values

ISBN: 978-0-520-27784-7

Medical / General Political Science / General Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social

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