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What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club : Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black (Paperback)
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What is the real-world history and science of human cloning, and how closely does Orphan Black nail it?Can you own” a personeven a cloned one?How can Sarah Manning be straight, Cosima gay, and Tony trans?Cult hit sci-fi show Orphan Black doesn’t just entertain—it also raises fascinating questions about human cloning, its ethics, and its impact on personal identity.In What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club: Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black, prominent bioethicist Gregory E. Pence violates Clone Club’s first rule to take us deeper into the show and its connections to the real world, including:Prominent myths about human clones (and Orphan Black’s rejection of them),Our ugly history of eugenicsThe ethics of human experimentation, by way of Projects Castor and LedaClones and identity: what we can learn from twin studies and Sarah Manning’s sisters”Mysterious genetic anomaliesThe brave new world of genetic enhancement, clonal dynasties, and how Helena and Kira Manning fit inIn the process, What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club reveals whyOrphan Black is some of today's most engaging and thought-provoking television.
Number of Pages: 246
Genre: Performing Arts, Philosophy, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Popular Culture, Theater / History + Criticism, Ethics + Moral Philosophy
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Ph.D. Gregory E. Pence
Street Date: March 29, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-3327
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