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Title Beyond bioethics : toward a new biopolitics / edited by Osagie K. Obasogie and Marcy Darnovsky ; foreword by Troy Duster ; afterword by Patricia J. Williams
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 518 pages)
Contents The biopolitical critique of bioethics : historical context -- Bioethics and its discontents -- Emerging biotechnologies, extreme ideologies : the recent past and near future -- Markets, property, and the body -- Patients as consumers in the gene age -- Seeking humanity in human subjects research -- Baby-making in the biotech age -- Selecting traits, selecting children -- Reinventing race in the gene age -- Biopolitics and the future
Summary "For several decades, the field of bioethics has played a dominant role in shaping the way society thinks about ethical problems related to developments in science, technology, and medicine. But its traditional emphases on, for example, doctor-patient relationships, informed consent, and individual autonomy have led the field to not be fully responsive to the challenges posed by new human biotechnologies such as assisted reproduction, human genetic enhancement, and DNA forensics. Beyond Bioethics provides a focused overview for students and others grappling with the profound social 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 a new perspective that is grounded in social justice and public interest values. The contributors to this volume seek to define an emerging field of scholarly, policy, and public concern: a new biopolitics."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 23, 2018)
Subject Bioethics.
Biopolitics -- United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Darnovsky, Marcy, editor.
Obasogie, Osagie K., editor.
LC no. 2017035245
ISBN 0520961943