Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Scientific research involving human embryos was a major topic of public debate in Britain during the 1980s. Despite strong support from the scientific community, embryo research was initially condemned by many ordinary people as well as by special interest groups, and came close to being banned by Act of Parliament. Michael Mulkay describes the dynamics of the parliamentary struggle over the future of embryo research, focusing on such issues as: the clash between the anti-abortion and pro-research lobbies; the tactics of the Government; political ideology; the media's role; the importance of gender; religion; the impact of science fiction; the lure of medical advance; and the difficulty of maintaining ethical control. He explains how the advocates of embryo research eventually triumphed, and ends with an examination of the cultural tensions which linger after the debate.

Buy The Embryo Research Debate book by Michael Mulkay from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521576833
ISBN-10: 0521576830
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Embryo Research Debate book by Michael Mulkay and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Michael Mulkay

Science and the Sociology of Knowledge by Michael Mulkay

Science and the Sociology of Knowledge

Paperback, May 2016
$71.99
Embryo Research Debate by Michael Mulkay

The Embryo Research Debate

Hardback, February 1997
$166.50