Non-Fiction Books:

Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age

Why We Need a Genetic Bill of Rights

Format

Paperback / softback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age by Sheldon Krimisky
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age is the first book reaching broadly into biotechnology that imbeds the issues into a rights framework for the social management of technology. The contributors to the volume comprise prominent university scientists, civil rights lawyers, and public interest activists who bring their perspectives to issues where science and civil liberties meet head on. This book explores the impact of new genetic technologies on how people define their "personhood" and their basic civil liberties. It questions the thesis of "scientism" where "rights" must adapt and conform to technological changes. Instead, the authors explore the expansion of human rights in the face of new biomedical and bio-agricultural advances so that "rights" and not "technologies" are at the forefront of discussion.

Author Biography

Sheldon Krimsky is professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University and adjunct professor of family medicine and community health at the Tufts Medical School. Peter Shorett is director of programs at the Council for Responsible Genetics and writes in a variety of venues on the economics and politics of science.
Release date NZ
March 11th, 2005
Contributors
Contributions by John Tuhey Contributions by Marcy Darnovsky Contributions by Peter J. Neufeld Contributions by Ruth Hubbard Contributions by Sarah Tofte Contributions by Stuart A. Newman Foreword by Bill McKibben Other Paul R. Billings
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Rowman & Littlefield
Pages
256
Dimensions
158x227x14
ISBN-13
9780742543416
Product ID
1839148

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...