Biosocialities, Genetics and the Social Sciences: Making Biologies and Identities
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Biosocialities, Genetics and the Social Sciences: Making Biologies and Identities

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ISBN-13:
9780415401371
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.09.2007
Seiten:
208
Autor:
Sahra Gibbon
Gewicht:
476 g
Format:
234x156x13 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
Introduction: Biosocialities, Genetics and the Social Sciences 1. Charity, Breast Cancer Activism and the Iconic figure of the BRCA Carrier 2. Brains, Pedigrees, and Promises: Lessons from the Politics of Autism Genetics 3. Biosociality and Susceptibility Genes: A Cautionary Tale 4. Biology, Sociality and Reproductive Modernity in Ecuadorian In-Vitro Fertilization: The Particulars of Place 5. Biosociality and Biocrossings: Encounters with Assisted Conception and Embryonic Stem Cells in India 6. Synecdochic Ricochets: Biosocialities in a Jerusalem IVF clinic 7. Patients, Profits and Values: Myozyme as an Exemplar of Biosociality 8. Biocapital as an Emergent Form of Life: Speculations on the Figure of the Experimental Subject. Afterword: Concept Work
Explores 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.