Rhetorics of Hope and Fear in the Great Embryo Debate

@article{Mulkay1993RhetoricsOH,
  title={Rhetorics of Hope and Fear in the Great Embryo Debate},
  author={M. Mulkay},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={23},
  pages={721 - 742}
}
  • M. Mulkay
  • Published 1993
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social Studies of Science
Legislation designed to control the conduct of research on human embryos was introduced in Britain in 1990. During the preceding debate, there had been widespread public discussion concerning the rights and wrongs of such research. This study examines some of the rhetorical resources used in the final parliamentary debate to support and oppose the continuation of embryo research. Two distinctive rhetorics employed in the dispute are described and documented. They are shown to have been… Expand
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