Lively Capital: Biotechnologies, Ethics, and Governance in Global Markets (Experimental Futures)

Lively Capital: Biotechnologies, Ethics, and Governance in Global Markets (Experimental Futures)

By: Kaushik Sunder Rajan (editor)Paperback

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Lively Capital is an urgent and important collection of essays addressing the reconfigured relations between the life sciences and the market. Exploring the ground where social and cultural anthropology intersect with science and technology studies, prominent scholars investigate the relationship of biotechnology to ethics, governance, and markets, as well as the new legal, social, cultural, and institutional mechanisms emerging to regulate biotechnology. The contributors examine genomics, pharmaceutical marketing, intellectual property, environmental science, clinical trials, patient advocacy, and other such matters as they are playing out in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Lively Capital is not only about the commercialization of the life sciences, but their institutional histories, epistemic formations, and systems of valuation. It is also about the lively affects-the emotions and desires-involved when technologies and research impinge on experiences of embodiment, kinship, identity, disability, citizenship, accumulation, and dispossession. At stake in the commodification of the life sciences are opportunities to intervene in and adjudicate matters of health, life, and death.Contributors. Timothy Choy, Joseph Dumit, Michael M. J. Fischer, Kim Fortun, Mike Fortun, Donna Haraway, Sheila Jasanoff, Wen-Hua Kuo, Andrew Lakoff, Kristin Peterson, Chloe Silverman, Elta Smith, Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Travis J. Tanner

About Author

Kaushik Sunder Rajan is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life, also published by Duke University Press.


Acknowledgments vii Introduction: The Capitalization of Life and the Liveliness of Capital / Kaushik Sunder Rajan 1 Part I. Encountering Value 1. Prescription Maximization and the Accumulation of Surplus Health in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The BioMarx Experiment / Joseph Dumit 45 2. Value-Added Dogs and Lively Capital / Donna J. Haraway 93 3. Air's Substantiations / Timothy Choy 121 Part II. Property and Dispossession 4. Taking Life: Private Rights in Public Nature / Sheila Jasanoff 155 5. Rice Genomes: Making Hybrid Properties / Elta Smith 184 6. Marx in New Zealand / Travis Tanner 211 7. AIDS Policies for Markets and Warriors: Dispossession, Capital, and Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria / Kristin Peterson 228 Part III. Global Knowledge Formations 8. Diagnostic Liquidity: Mental Illness and the Global Trade in DNA / Andrew Lakoff 251 9. Transforming States in the Era of Global Pharmaceuticals: Visioning Clinical Research in Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore / Wen-Hau Kuo 279 10. Biopolitics and the Informating of Environmentalism / Kim Fortun 306 Part IV. Promissory Experiments and Emergent Forms of Life 11. Genomics Scandals and Other Volatilities of Promising / Mike Fortun 329 12. Desperate and Rational: Of Love, Biomedicine, and Experimental Community / Chloe Silverman 354 13. Lively Biotech and Translational Research / Michael M. J. Fischer 385 Epilogue: Threads and Articulations / Kaushik Sunder Rajan 437 Bibliography 453 About the Contributors 491 Index 495

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  • ISBN13: 9780822348313
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9780822348313
  • ISBN10: 0822348314

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