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Biocapital : the constitution of postgenomic life / Kaushik Sunder Rajan.

By: Sunder Rajan, Kaushik, 1974-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006Description: xi, 343 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780822337201 (paperback).Subject(s): Biotechnology industries | Genomics -- Economic aspects | Pharmaceutical industryDDC classification: 338.476151 SUN
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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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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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