Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life by Kaushik Sunder Rajan ( review). Article (PDF Available) in East Asian Science Technology and Society an. Article. Genomic Capital: Public Cultures and Market Logics of Corporate Biotechnology · Kaushik Sunder Rajan. Science as Culture. Volume 12, – Issue 1. Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Biocapital: The Constitution of. Postgenomic Life. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp.$, hardcover;.
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Biocapital : the constitution of post-genomic life
To ask other readers questions about Boocapitalplease sign up. There is really nothing like the argument and synthesis Kaushik Sunder Rajan provides, which is surprising given how important his topic is. Writing this way obfuscates. India entertains different dreams and visions.
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Patrik Pettersson rated it liked it Nov 14, Other editions – View all Biocapital: The author explores struggles over privacy and ownership rights, finding that governments are responding to these biocapitap by behaving more like corporations.
In fact, many Indian companies tend to engage raajn production or research work on a contractual basis for western businesses. Rajan traces technocapitalism to the postcolonial drive to invest in science blocapital a path to empowering the independent state.
The excitement generated by endeavors like the Human Genome Project has increased the enthusiasm of state funders and private investors for anything related to the genome, even as the pragmatic applications of genetics research seem distant if not unachievable.
Environmentalism, Disaster, New Global Orders. Underlying Belief Structures of Biocapital.
Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life
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 whi Biocapital is a major theoretical contribution to science studies and political economy.
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This is where India comes as a useful counterpoint. Paperbackpages. Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome.
Description Biocapital is a major theoretical contribution to science studies and political economy. 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.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It is “an ethos marked by an apparent irrationality, excess, gambling. Medical records and DNA samples are collected in Indian public hospitals for commercial purposes, and the nation-state itself operates as a quasi-corporate entity. Emily rated it really liked it Nov 12, Grounding his analysis in a multi-sited ethnography of bikcapital 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.
Bringing Marxian theories of rajam into 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.
Set up a giveaway. Biocapital determines the conversion rate between biological molecules, biological information and, ultimately, money. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: