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    Genes: new objects of anxiety and ignorance

    Salecl, Renata (2019) Genes: new objects of anxiety and ignorance. Diacritics 47 (1), ISSN 0300-7162. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    New knowledge about genetics is reshaping human subjectivity. Genes are often perceived as a secret in the body and as something that can predict one’s future. People are responding to genetics with the help of new fantasies, and anxieties in regard to the question of genetic determinism are on the rise. The article looks at the changes in subjectivity and the family relationships with the help of Lacanian psychoanalysis. A number of legal cases which involve the question of genetic determinism are analyzed.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Renata Salecl
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2020 10:47
    Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 17:22
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/30459

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