Harden, Kathryn Paige: The Genetic Lottery

Why DNA Matters for Social Equality

A provocative and timely case for how the science of genetics can help create a more just and equal society

In recent years, scientists like Kathryn Paige Harden have shown that DNA makes us different, in our personalities and in our health-and in ways that matter for educational and economic success in our current society.

In The Genetic Lottery, Harden introduces readers to the latest genetic science, dismantling dangerous ideas about racial superiority and challenging us to grapple with what equality really means in a world where people are born different. Weaving together personal stories with scientific evidence, Harden shows why our refusal to recognize the power of DNA perpetuates the myth of meritocracy, and argues that we must acknowledge the role of genetic luck if we are ever to create a fair society.

Reclaiming genetic science from the legacy of eugenics, this groundbreaking book offers a bold new vision of society where everyone thrives, regardless of how one fares in the genetic lottery.

"Kathryn Paige Harden has been waging a noble battle to liberate genetic science from its reactionary connotations, and especially the foul practice of eugenics. Her point, pithily made in this important book, is that knowledge of genetics is essential to any progressive politics and can be harnessed to advance the cause of equality."---Matt d'Ancona, Tortoise ???????
Artikelnummer: 978-0-691-19080-8
Fr. 44.50
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Autor Harden, Kathryn Paige
Verlag University Presses
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2021
Seitenangabe 312 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in 48 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen 22 b/w illus.
Masse H23.5 cm x B15.6 cm x D2.5 cm 620 g
Coverlag Princeton University Press (Imprint/Brand)