General Resources

Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense (edited by Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber, including articles from Ruth Hubbard, Evelyn Fox Keller, and Jay Joseph)

Garland Allen

Essays on Science and Society: Is a New Eugenics Afoot? Science 294, October 5, 2001; 59-61.


The Ideology of Elimination: American and German Eugenics, 1900-1945. In Francis R. Nicosia and Jonathan Huener, eds. Medicine and Medical Ethics in Nazi Germany New York: Berghahn Books, 2002: 13-39.


DNA and Human-Behavior Genetics: Implications for the Criminal Justice System. In: Lazer, David (ed) DNA and the Criminal Justice System. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA2004: 287-314.


Mendelian Genetics and Postgenomics: The Legacy for Today. In: Ayala, Francisco J. (ed) Ernst Mayr Centennial Volume, Ludus Vitalis XII. MIT Press, Cambridge, MASummer 2004: 213-236.


A Century of Evo-Devo: The Dialectics of Analysis and Synthesis in Twentieth-Century Life Sciences. In: Maienschein, Jane and Laublicher, Manfred (eds) Evo-Devo, Past and Present. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA2006: 123-167.

Barry Commoner

Unraveling the DNA Myth, Harper’s Magazine, February 2002


Is DNA the Secret of Life?, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, May 1965


Why Genetic Engineering is So Dangerous, November 2001

Troy Duster

Backdoor to Eugenics (2. ed.). New York [u.a.]: Routledge. 2003. ISBN 0415946743. This book talks about the social and political implications of genetic technologies.


Brown, M. K.; Carnoy, M.; Currie, E.; Duster, T.; Oppenheimer, D.B.; Schultz, M.M.; Wellman, D. (2005). Whitewashing Race : The Myth of a Color-Blind Society. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0520244753. The book is an analysis of the political and economic status of minorities in the United States, specifically African-Americans.

Troy Duster

Agustín Fuentes

The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional, Dutton, 2017


Race, Monogamy and Other Lies They Told You: Busting myths about human behavior, UC Press, 2012. ISBN 9780520269712

Ruth Hubbard

Exploding the Gene Myth: How Genetic Information Is Produced and Manipulated by Scientists, Physicians, Employers, Insurance Companies, Educators, and Law Enforcers, Ruth Hubbard and Elijah Wald,  Beacon Press, 1993. ISBN 0-8070-0431-6ISBN 978-0-8070-0431-9


The Politics of Women’s Biology, Rutgers University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-8135-1490-8ISBN 978-0-8135-1490-1


Profitable Promises: Essays on Women, Science & Health, Common Courage Press, 1995. ISBN 1-56751-041-8ISBN 978-1-56751-041-6


Pitfalls of Genetic Testing, Hubbard and R.C. Lewontin, New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 334:1192-1194, Number 18, May 2, 1996


Race & Genes, in Is Race Real?, a web forum sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, June 7, 2006

Oliver James

Not In Your Genes: The Real Reasons Children Are Like Their Parents. Vermilion, March 2016. ISBN 9780091947668.


Sorry But You Can’t Blame Your Children’s Genes, The Guardian, March 2016

James LeFanu

The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine, Basic Books, 2002


Why Us?, HarperPress, 2001



Richard Lewontin

Tanner Lecture – Biological Determinism


Not in Our Genes: Biology, Ideology and Human Nature (with Steven Rose and Leon J. Kamin), 1984. ISBN 0-394-72888-2


The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins), Harvard University Press, 1985. ISBN 0-674-20283-X


Biology as Ideology: The Doctrine of DNA, 1991. ISBN 0-06-097519-9


It Ain’t Necessarily So: The Dream of the Human Genome and Other Illusions, New York Review of Books, 2000


Biology Under The Influence: Dialectical Essays on the Coevolution of Nature and Society (with Richard Levins), 2007

Robert Reich

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, 2015. ISBN 978-0385350570


Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong with Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix It, 2012. ISBN 978-0345804372


Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future, 2010. ISBN 978-0-307-59281-1 (updated edition 2013)


Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life, 2007. ISBN 0-307-26561-7

Robert Reich