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The global genome: biotechnology, politics, and culture

By: Thacker, Eugene.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge MIT Press 2005Description: xxiii, 416 p. ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780262201551.Subject(s): Biotechnology industries | Bioinformatics | Globalization | Genomic body | Biotechnology - Research | Biomaterial labourDDC classification: 338.476606 Summary: Author has written an overview of current trends and developments in the technosphere of the life sciences, changes that are having a tremendous, though often latent, impact on everyday life on a global scale. The book combines a confident knowledge of biotechnology with a sharp eye for theory. He maps biopolitical economy of recombinant capital, biomaterial labour, technologies, biowar, and colonialism. The three sections of the book cover the three primary activities of biotechnology - Encoding/Production, Recoding/Distribution and Decoding/Consumption
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-411) and index

Author has written an overview of current trends and developments in the technosphere of the life sciences, changes that are having a tremendous, though often latent, impact on everyday life on a global scale. The book combines a confident knowledge of biotechnology with a sharp eye for theory. He maps biopolitical economy of recombinant capital, biomaterial labour, technologies, biowar, and colonialism. The three sections of the book cover the three primary activities of biotechnology - Encoding/Production, Recoding/Distribution and Decoding/Consumption

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