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Controversies in Science and Technology
Volume 1: From Maize to Menopause
Edited by Daniel Lee Kleinman, Abby J. Kinchy,
and Jo Handelsman
Science and Technology in Society
Daniel Lee Kleinman and Jo Handelsman, Series Editors
Hot topics in sci-tech-from scientific, legal, political, religious, and societal perspectives
Written for general readers, teachers, journalists, and policymakers, this volume explores four controversial topics in science and technology, with commentaries from scientists and experts in such fields as sociology, religion, law, ethics, and politics:
- Antibiotics on the Farm and in Our Food
- Genetically Modified Crops and Gene Flow: the science of genetic modification, genetic diversity, agricultural biotech and the environment, corporate patents and farmers' rights
- Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Menopause: the history of hormone replacement therapy, the medicalization of menopause, clinical practice
- Smallpox, Bioterrorism, and Public Health: historical and medical overview of smallpox, the Emergency Health Powers Act, the war on bioterrorism, public resistance vs. cooperation.
Daniel Lee Kleinman is associate professor of rural sociology at the University of WisconsinMadison and author of Impure Cultures: University Biology and the World of Commerce. Abby J. Kinchy is research assistant in rural sociology at UWMadison. Jo Handelsman is the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and codirector of the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute at UWMadison.
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