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Contested Categories

Author : Ayo Wahlberg
ISBN : 9781317160427
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on social science perspectives, Contested Categories presents a series of empirical studies that engage with the often shifting and day-to-day realities of life sciences categories. In doing so, it shows how such categories remain contested and dynamic, and that the boundaries they create are subject to negotiation as well as re-configuration and re-stabilization processes. Organized around the themes of biological substances and objects, personhood and the genomic body and the creation and dispersion of knowledge, each of the volume’s chapters reveals the elusive nature of fixity with regard to life science categories. With contributions from an international team of scholars, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the social, legal, policy and ethical implications of science and technology and the life sciences.

The Genome Incorporated

Author : Kate O'Riordan
ISBN : 9781317030706
Genre : Social Science
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The Genome Incorporated examines the proliferation of human genomics across contemporary media cultures. It explores questions about what it means for a technoscience to thoroughly saturate everyday life, and places the interrogation of the science/media relationship at the heart of this enquiry. The book develops a number of case studies in the mediation and consumption of genomics, including: the emergence of new direct-to-the-consumer bioinformatics companies; the mundane propagation of testing and genetic information through lifestyle television programming; and public and private engagements with art and science institutions and events. Through these novel sites, this book examines the proliferating circuits of production and consumption of genetic information and theorizes this as a process of incorporation. Its wide-ranging case studies ensure its appeal to readers across the social sciences.

Bio Objects

Author : Sakari Tamminen
ISBN : 9781409494973
Genre : Medical
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Increasing knowledge of the biological is fundamentally transforming what life itself means and where its boundaries lie. New developments in the biosciences - especially through the molecularisation of life - are (re)shaping healthcare and other aspects of our society. This cutting edge volume studies contemporary bio-objects, or the categories, materialities and processes that are central to the configuring of 'life' today, as they emerge, stabilize and circulate through society. Examining a variety of bio-objects in contexts beyond the laboratory, Bio-Objects: Life in the 21st Century explores new ways of thinking about how novel bio-objects enter contemporary life, analysing the manner in which, among others, the boundaries between human and animal, organic and non-organic, and being 'alive' and the suspension of living, are questioned, destabilised and in some cases re-established. Thematically organised around questions of changing boundaries; the governance and regulation of bio-objects; and changing social, economic and political relations, this book presents rich new case studies from Europe that will be of interest to scholars of science and technology studies, social theory, sociology and law.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722686
Genre : English literature
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Science Technology And Society Life Science

Author : Phillis Engelbert
ISBN : 078765650X
Genre : Science
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Examines scientific discoveries and developments within their historic context, showing how social trends and events influenced science and how scientific developments changed people's lives.

Proceedings Of The North Central Section Of The American Society For Engineering Education University Of Toledo Toledo Ohio April 13 14 1978

Author : American Society for Engineering Education. North Central Section
ISBN : UOM:39076001886659
Genre : Engineering
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Human Rights And The Impact Of Ict In The Public Sphere Participation Democracy And Political Autonomy

Author : Akrivopoulou, Christina M.
ISBN : 9781466662490
Genre : Political Science
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The creation of a new public realm through the use of the Internet and ICT may positively promote political liberties and freedom of speech, but could also threaten the political and public autonomy of the individual. Human Rights and the Impact of ICT in the Public Sphere: Participation, Democracy, and Political Autonomy focuses on the new technological era as an innovative way to initiate democratic dialogue, but one that can also endanger individual rights to freedom, privacy, and autonomy. This reference book focuses on the new opportunities technology offers for political expression and will be of use to both academic and legal audiences, including academics, students, independent authorities, legislative bodies, and lawyers.

Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X004168159
Genre : Biology
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The Facts On File Encyclopedia Of Science Technology And Society A D

Author : Rudi Volti
ISBN : 0816034591
Genre : Science
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"In addition to providing coverage of specific scientific and technological subjects the encyclopedia includes entries that analyze the philosophical and methodological underpinnings of science and technology. In these pages the reader will find discussions of scientific paradigms, theories, and hypotheses, as well as several entries that analyze how science is done. In the realm of technology, there are entries that look into such subjects as the relationships of technology to science, the diffusion of new technologies, and how technologies have been influenced by their social settings."--Introduction, p. vii.

The Open Society In Theory And Practice

Author : D. Germino
ISBN : 9789401020565
Genre : Social Science
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From June 28 until July 4, 1972, a group of scholars, all of them acade micians committed to the critical study of man and society which may be called political theory, met at The Rockefeller Foundation's VillaSerbelloni in Bellagio, Italy, to present papers on and discuss the subject of "The Open Society. " These papers, as revised, are published here, most of them for the first time. They reflect no consensus of view, nor were they intended to do so. That such a consensus did not emerge from the conference is not in our judgment a cause for regret; it may rather be regarded as a manifestation of a healthy and desirable plurality of approaches which itself indirectly tells us something important about the nature of the open society. All the papers deal in different contexts and from a variety of philosophi cal and theoretical perspectives with the interrelated themes of openness and the open society. Some of the panelists are skeptical of the capacity of modern industrial, or "post-industrial," society, with its heavy emphasis upon technological rationality to foster authentic openness under currently prevailing assumptions about man and nature.

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