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Inheritance, Choice and Social Inequality: Management of Individual Human Transformations

MAREK ZIÓŁKOWSKI
Polish Sociological Review
No. 142 (2003), pp. 171-186
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41274856
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Abstract

Paper discusses selected social aspects and consequences of increased possibilities of transforming individual human features (both natural, via medical or genetic intervention, and cultural). These possibilities constitute, on the one hand, an important factor of development, increasing the range of individual choice. On the other hand, the said possibilities are more accessible to those already privileged (which further increases social inequality); the choice is often made not by but for the individual; there arise also tensions between the tendency to transform individual features and the maintenance of social identity.

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