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The Resource The DNA mystique : the gene as a cultural icon, Dorothy Nelkin, M. Susan Lindee

The DNA mystique : the gene as a cultural icon, Dorothy Nelkin, M. Susan Lindee

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The DNA mystique : the gene as a cultural icon
Title
The DNA mystique
Title remainder
the gene as a cultural icon
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Nelkin, M. Susan Lindee
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The DNA Mystique suggests that the gene in popular culture draws on scientific ideas but is not constrained by the technical definition of the gene as a section of DNA that codes for a protein. In highlighting DNA as it appears in soap operas, comic books, advertising, and other expressions of mass culture, the authors propose that these domains provide critical insights into science itself." "With a new preface and conclusion, this edition will continue to be a text for the sociology, anthropology, and bioethics classroom, as well as stimulating reading for those generally interested in science and culture."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Nelkin, Dorothy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lindee, M. Susan
Series statement
Conversations in medicine and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetics
  • Genes
  • DNA
  • Genetics in mass media
Label
The DNA mystique : the gene as a cultural icon, Dorothy Nelkin, M. Susan Lindee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-270) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • powers of the gene.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • eugenic gene.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Sacred DNA.
  • p. 38
  • 4.
  • molecular family.
  • p. 58
  • 5.
  • Elvis's DNA.
  • p. 79
  • 6.
  • Creating natural distinctions.
  • p. 102
  • 7.
  • Absolution : locating responsibility and blame.
  • p. 127
  • 8.
  • Genetic essentialism applied.
  • p. 149
  • 9.
  • Genetic futurism.
  • p. 169
  • 10.
  • supergene.
  • p. 192
Control code
ocm54865348
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 284 p.
Isbn
9780472030040
Lccn
2004047987
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The DNA mystique : the gene as a cultural icon, Dorothy Nelkin, M. Susan Lindee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-270) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • powers of the gene.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • eugenic gene.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Sacred DNA.
  • p. 38
  • 4.
  • molecular family.
  • p. 58
  • 5.
  • Elvis's DNA.
  • p. 79
  • 6.
  • Creating natural distinctions.
  • p. 102
  • 7.
  • Absolution : locating responsibility and blame.
  • p. 127
  • 8.
  • Genetic essentialism applied.
  • p. 149
  • 9.
  • Genetic futurism.
  • p. 169
  • 10.
  • supergene.
  • p. 192
Control code
ocm54865348
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 284 p.
Isbn
9780472030040
Lccn
2004047987
Other physical details
ill.

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