Sunder Rajan, Kaushik, 1974-

Biocapital : the constitution of postgenomic life / Kaushik Sunder Rajan. - xi, 343 pages ; 23 cm

Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-326) and index.

Introduction : capitalisms and biotechnologies -- Circulations -- Exchange and value : contradictions in market logic in American and Indian genome enterprises -- Life and debt : global and local political ecologies of biocapital -- Articulations -- Vision and hype : the conjuration of promissory biocapitalist futures -- Promise and fetish : genomic facts and personalized medicine, or life is a business plan -- Salvation and nation : underlying belief structures of biocapital -- Entrepreneurs and start-ups : the story of an e-learning company -- Coda : surplus and symptom.

An argument that contemporary biotechnologies such as genomics can only be understood in relation to the economic markets within which they emerge

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Biotechnology industries.
Genomics--Economic aspects.
Pharmaceutical industry.

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