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Stalinist Genetics: The Constitutional Rhetoric of T.D. Lysenko Dmitri Stanchevici

Stalinist Genetics: The Constitutional Rhetoric of T.D. Lysenko

Dmitri Stanchevici

Published January 1st 2012
ISBN : 9780895034564
Hardcover
194 pages
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 About the Book 

Stalinist Genetics focuses on the rhetoric of T. D. Lysenko, the founder of an agrobiological doctrine (Lysenkoism) in the Stalinist Soviet Union. Using not only scientific but also political and ideological arguments, Lysenko achieved an official ban on Soviet Mendelian genetics. Though the ban was brief and Lysenkoism, as a leading biological doctrine, was eventually deposed in favor of Mendelism, Lysenkoism remains a paradigmatic example of pernicious political interference in science. For scholars in rhetoric, history, and philosophy of science- graduate or upper-division undergraduate course in the rhetoric of science or technical communication.