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Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life by Kaushik Sunder Rajan ( review). Article (PDF Available) in East Asian Science Technology and Society an. University of Sheffield. Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life. By Kaushik Sunder Rajan. Pp. (Duke University Press, Durham and London, ). Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic k Sunder Rajan. Pp. (Duke University Press, Durham and London, ) £, ISBN.

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Selected pages Title Page. In addition, Rajan’s research took place during an early stage of development of the genomics industry, before it had taken an estimated 15 years and billions of dollars to map all 3. None of your libraries hold this item. Login to add to list. Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: Your Friends Email Address: The Logic of Care: This single location in Queensland: University of Technology Sydney.

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The Story of an Elearning Company. He draws lie his research with scientists, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and policymakers to compare drug development in the two countries, examining the practices and goals of research, the financing mechanisms, the relevant government regulations, and the hype and marketing surrounding promising new technologies. Sunder Rajan conducted fieldwork in biotechnology labs and in small start-up companies in the United States mostly in the San Francisco Bay area and India mainly in New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bombay over a five-year period spanning to Create a reading list or add to an existing list.


The Constitution of Postgenomic Life. View freely available titles: References to this book The Logic of Care: B S86 Book English Show 0 more libraries Description Biocapital is a major theoretical contribution to science studies and political economy.

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. Pharmocracy Asian Biotech Lively Capital. Related resource Table of contents only at http: View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links In contrast to the industrial economy of material products, the world of the genome industry becomes one that is determined by the intangibles of knowledge, information, and promises.

In the process, this thesis intervenes in social theoretical debates not simply around the nature and production of knowledge and value, but also around the place of larger belief-systems – relating to religion, nation and ethics – in such productive enterprises. Biocapital is a major theoretical contribution to science studies and political economy. Skip to content Skip to search. Contact Contact Us Help.

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Biocapital is a major theoretical contribution to science studies and political economy. Seeking to further Michel Foucault’s biopolitics as part of the active use of disciplinary mechanisms to regulate the populace, Biocapital lays out and conceptualizes the cultural logic of the circulation of capital in the biotechnological age.

Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? Nevertheless, his attempts to merge a multiplicity of Marxist and Foucauldian theories can be commendable. Sign-in or register now to continue. Other editions – View all Biocapital: In a biotechnological utopia, with the DNA of the entire humanity mapped and sequenced, scientists and pharmaceutical companies can finally work together to provide highly customized pkstgenomic and cures for diseases and genetic defects.

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Tags What are tags? Biocapital gives a passionate, thoroughly argued road map to dense and consequential worlds that I already inhabit, but have not known how to describe with the buocapital and acumen required.

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Biocapital : the constitution of post-genomic life

Notify us about copyright concerns. The Conjuration of Promissory Biocapitalist Futures 4. There is really nothing like the argument and synthesis Kaushik Sunder Rajan provides, which is surprising given how important his topic is. As Rajan brings readers to extravagant industry conferences and company parties in the United States as well as science and technology parks in India, lice sees the evident manifestations of the structural shifts with the introduction of what the author describes as “biocapital.

Separate different tags with a comma. Hence biocapital, which asks questions of the implications for life sciences when performed in corporations, and for capitalism, when biotechnology becomes a key source of market value. It simultaneously intervenes in conceptual debates within cultural anthropology regarding methodological questions that surround the undertaking of comparative ethnographic projects of powerful sites of knowledge production and value generation in a globalized world.