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
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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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:04 Cover: Paperback Publisher:University of Michigan Press Published: 07/19/2004 International: No
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1 The powers of the gene 2 The eugenic gene 3 Sacred DNA 4 The molecular family 5 Elvis's DNA 6 Creating natural distinctions 7 Absolution : locating responsibility and blame 8 Genetic essentialism applied 9 Genetic futurism 10 The supergene
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