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From next-generation prenatal tests, to virtual children, to the genome-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9, new biotechnologies grant us unprecedented power to predict and shape future people. That power implies a question about belonging: which people, which variations, will we welcome? How will we square new biotech advances with the real but fragile gains for people with disabilitiesespecially when their voices are all but absent from the conversation? 0This book explores that conversation, the troubled territory where biotechnology and disability meet. In it, George Estreichan award-winning poet and memoirist, and the father of a young woman with Down syndromedelves into popular representations of cutting-edge biotech: websites advertising next-generation prenatal tests, feature articles on ́three-parent IVF,́ a scientist"s memoir of constructing a semisynthetic cell, and more. As Estreich shows, each new application of biotechnology is accompanied by a persuasive story, one that minimizes downsides and promises enormous benefits. In this story, people with disabilities are both invisible and essential: a key promise of new technologies is that disability will be repaired or prevented. 0In chapters that blend personal narrative and scholarship, Estreich restores disability to our narratives of technology. He also considers broader themes: the place of people with disabilities in a world built for the able; the echoes of eugenic history in the genomic present; and the equation of intellect and human value. Examining the stories we tell ourselves, the fables already creating our futures, Estreich argues that, given biotech that can select and shape who we are, we need to imagine, as broadly as possible, what it means to belong.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||TP248.2 .E83 2019|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 219 pages|
|Number of Pages||219|
|LC Control Number||2018027592|
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These 'fables' affect not only how we view new technologies but also how we view normality and the rights and welfare of humans whom we have labeled as having various 'disabilities.' Cited by: 2. Examining the stories we tell ourselves, the fables already creating our futures, Estreich argues that, given biotech that can select and shape who we are, we need to imagine, as broadly as possible, what it means to s: 0.
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With the kind of reverence for the power and potential of language that only a poet can possess, Estreich expertly builds a case for a future that’s already here -. Fables and Futures is and is not a timely book. It is timely because the first genetically engineered children were recently born, and others are planned—a possibility to which I return throughout the ers: Examining the stories we tell ourselves, the fables already creating our futures, Estreich argues that, given biotech that can select and shape who Fables and futures book are, we need to imagine, as broadly as possible, what it means to belong Includes bibliographical references and indexPages: Fables Volume 3 is the precise definition of what a graphic novel should be in my eyes.
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But it also kind of backs up a little bit and really drills down into this technology that a lot of us don’t even think twice about anymore, which is prenatal screenings. George Estreich's Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell is a book I assigned for Fallthough it had not been out long.
My philosophy of science and technology graduate students read this book during our last week of class, where I usually have us read something about biotechnology for : Ashley Shew.
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