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- DescriptionExplores the social, cultural and economic transformations that result from innovations in genomic knowledge and technology. This collection uses Paul Rabinow's concept of biosociality to chart the shifts in social relations and ideas about nature, biology and identity brought about by developments in biomedicine.
- Author BiographySahra Gibbon is currently undertaking a Wellcome Trust fellowship at University College London. Her research, which is focused on the creation of large scale genetic resources such as genetic databases, looks at how different kinds of publics are being recruited into genetic research in the UK and Cuba. Carlos Novas is a Wellcome Trust funded Postdoctoral Fellow at the BIOS Centre, London School of Economics. His is currently working on a 3 year project titled: The Political Economy of Hope: Private Enterprise, Patients' Groups and the Production of Values in the Contemporary Life Sciences. This project examines how advances in the life sciences have fostered the hope that cures or treatments for many hereditary illnesses will be developed in the near future.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication01/04/2007
- GenreScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note1 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white tables
- Weight498 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Edited byCarlos Novas,Sahra Gibbon
- Format DetailsPaper over boards
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