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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Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. Grounding his analysis in a multi-sited ethnography of genomic research and drug development marketplaces in the United States and India, Kaushik Sunder Rajan argues that contemporary biotechnologies such as genomics can only be understood in relation to the economic markets within which they emerge.
Furthermore, despite the seemingly optimistic proliferation of data in the information-scapes, the tentacles of neoliberal global capitalism persist in new manifestations.
Biocapital : the constitution of post-genomic life
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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. References to this book The Logic of Care: In the process, he illuminates the global flow of ideas, information, capital, and people connected to biotech initiatives.
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Bringing Marxian theories of value postgwnomic conversation with Foucaultian notions of biopolitics, he traces how the life sciences came to be significant producers of both economic and epistemic value in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first.
This single location in Australian Capital Territory: Notify us about copyright concerns. Sunder Rajan conducted fieldwork in biotechnology labs and in small start-up companies in the United States mostly in constitutuon San Francisco Bay area and India mainly in New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bombay over a five-year period spanning to These 8 locations in All: Pharmocracy Asian Biotech Lively Capital. Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright.
Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Perhaps the most appealing section of Rajan’s research has been the skeptical treatment of the hyperpositive pronouncements and promises of industry players both linguistically and ideologically as mechanisms of articulating “genomic fetishism. Open to the public ; HD Thus for the bioethics audience it presents an engaging study of the biosciences both in relation to the presentation and valuation of ethics and the interdependence of science and markets.
In a biotechnological utopia, with the DNA of the o humanity mapped and sequenced, scientists and pharmaceutical companies can finally work together to provide highly customized diagnoses and cures for diseases and genetic defects. University of Sydney Library. It would be a great book for an advanced course in medical anthropology or technology studies.
View additional images and download publicity materials. 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.
In the process, he illuminates the global flow of ideas, information, capital, and people connected to biotech initiatives. There is really nothing like the argument and synthesis Kaushik Sunder Rajan provides, which is surprising given how important his topic is.
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Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. State Library of NSW. The University of Queensland. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Global and Local Political Bilcapital of Biocapital. Open to the public R N 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.
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From witnessing an openly heated exchange between a corporate chief and a bioethicist in a conference in the United States to negotiating for access to interview subjects in Hyderabad in the face of deliberately bureaucratic hurdles, Kaushik Sunder Rajan attempts to come to grips postgehomic the complexities of the brave new world of genomics.
The Constitution of Postgenomic Life. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Description Biocapital is a major theoretical contribution to science kife and political economy.