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21%OFFDorothy Nelkin - Dangerous Diagnostics - 9780226571294 - V9780226571294
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Dangerous Diagnostics

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Description for Dangerous Diagnostics Paperback. A study of the pervasiveness of diagnostic testing and the potential it offers institutions to classify, categorize and ultimately control individuals. The ethical, social and legal implications of technologies that can lead to new forms of discrimination are also included. Num Pages: 232 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: JMBT; PDR. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 203 x 136 x 15. Weight in Grams: 248.
A study of the pervasiveness of diagnostic testing and the potential it offers institutions to classify, categorize and ultimately control individuals. Nelkin and Tancredi explore the ethical, social and legal implications of technologies that can lead to new forms of discrimination in the name of standardized, objective measurements. They caution against the creation of an underclass deemed unemployable, untrainable or uninsurable by such diagnostic tests.

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1994
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
232
Condition
New
Number of Pages
232
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226571294
SKU
V9780226571294
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