The Resource A Life (Un)Worthy of Living : Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany, by Yael Hashiloni-Dolev, (electronic resource)

A Life (Un)Worthy of Living : Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany, by Yael Hashiloni-Dolev, (electronic resource)

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A Life (Un)Worthy of Living : Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany
Title
A Life (Un)Worthy of Living
Title remainder
Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany
Statement of responsibility
by Yael Hashiloni-Dolev
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This book presents the findings of a study into the social shaping of reproductive genetics in Germany and Israel, two exceptionally interesting social settings, which share a traumatic history. Based on a variety of empirical materials (including in-depth interviews with genetic counsellors and survey data on their practices and opinions, as well as analysis of legal, religious, professional and media texts), the study reveals dramatic differences between the way that the German and Israeli societies address the question of a life (un)worthy of living: while in Germany, social, cultural, religious and legal conditions restrict the selection of embryos based on prenatal diagnosis, in Israel they strongly encourage it. A close comparative analysis of the ways that these two societies handle the delicate balance between the quality and sanctity of life illuminates the controversy around reproductive genetics in an original and provocative way. The study is also innovative in its use of contemporary social theory concerning the politics of life in comprehending the differences between two societies positioned at opposite extremes in their adoption of reproductive genetics. It thus offers an original cross-cultural discussion concerning present-day techno-medical manipulations of life itself. ‘This is a unique and courageous book. Yael Hashiloni-Dolev studied the field of reproductive genetics in Israel and Germany, and found out that while in Germany social, cultural, legal and religious conditions restrict the selection of embryos based on prenatal diagnosis, it is strongly encouraged in Israel. This unexpected finding is brilliantly analyzed by the author. Thus this excellent book must be read and discussed by social scientists, human geneticists, genetic counsellors, bio ethicists and medical students.' Benno Müller – Hill, Dr. rer. nat. em. Prof. at the Institute of Genetics of the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
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AU-PeEL
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Hashiloni-Dolev, Yael
Dewey number
362.198/3200943
Language note
English
LC call number
  • RB155-155.8
  • QH431
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine,
Series volume
34
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  • Medicine
  • Human genetics
  • Ethics
  • Reproductive medicine
  • Sociology
  • Biomedicine
  • Human Genetics
  • Ethics
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Sociology, general
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A Life (Un)Worthy of Living : Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany, by Yael Hashiloni-Dolev, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
Contents
Theoretical Background -- Methodology -- Getting to Know the Field of Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany -- Genetic Counselors’ Moral Practices -- Abortions on Embryopathic Grounds: Policy and Practice in Israel and Germany -- Sex Chromosome Anomalies (SCAs) in Israel and Germany: Assessing “Birth Defects” and edical Risks According to the Importance of Fertility* -- “Wrongful Life”, in the eyes of the law, the counselors and the disabled -- The Conflicts Between Individuals, Families and Society, as Well as Between Different Family Members, Embodied in Reproductive Genetics
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (244 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781402052187
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/1-4020-5218-9
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remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000283000
  • (EBL)301810
  • (OCoLC)187312474
  • (SSID)ssj0000192001
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11179171
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  • (PQKBWorkID)10186908
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  • (DE-He213)978-1-4020-5218-7
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000283000
Label
A Life (Un)Worthy of Living : Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany, by Yael Hashiloni-Dolev, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Theoretical Background -- Methodology -- Getting to Know the Field of Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany -- Genetic Counselors’ Moral Practices -- Abortions on Embryopathic Grounds: Policy and Practice in Israel and Germany -- Sex Chromosome Anomalies (SCAs) in Israel and Germany: Assessing “Birth Defects” and edical Risks According to the Importance of Fertility* -- “Wrongful Life”, in the eyes of the law, the counselors and the disabled -- The Conflicts Between Individuals, Families and Society, as Well as Between Different Family Members, Embodied in Reproductive Genetics
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (244 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781402052187
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/1-4020-5218-9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000283000
  • (EBL)301810
  • (OCoLC)187312474
  • (SSID)ssj0000192001
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11179171
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000192001
  • (PQKBWorkID)10186908
  • (PQKB)10913220
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4020-5218-7
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000283000

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