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Author Rothschild, Joan
Title The dream of the perfect child / Joan Rothschild
Imprint Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, c2005
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  616.042 R7462 2005    AVAILABLE    30500101247776
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RG626 R847 2005    AVAILABLE    30530000843409
Descript x, 343 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Series Bioethics and the humanities
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-328) and index
Contents: Origins : englightenment, evolutionary, and eugenic discourses -- The perfectibility of man -- The "perfect race" -- Reformed eugenics and medical genetics -- The tools -- The doctors : on the trail of the defective fetus -- The parents : only the best and the brightest -- Discourses of the imperfect -- Counter-discourses -- Bioethics discourse and reproductive practice -- Sites of resistance -- Transforming the dream of the perfect child
EAS: LS; YW
Subject Abnormalities, Human -- Prevention
Genetic disorders -- Prevention
Prenatal diagnosis -- Moral and ethical aspects
Medical genetics -- Moral and ethical aspects
Human reproductive technology -- Social aspects
Reproductive health -- Social aspects
Eugenics -- History
Perfection
Bioethics
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