Life as surplus: biotechnology and capitalism in the neoliberal era (Google eBook)

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University of Washington Press, 2008 - Science - 222 pages
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Focusing on the period between the 1970s and the present, Life as Surplus is a pointed and important study of the relationship between politics, economics, science, and cultural values in the United States today. Melinda Cooper demonstrates that the history of biotechnology cannot be understood without taking into account the simultaneous rise of neoliberalism as a political force and an economic policy. From the development of recombinant DNA technology in the 1970s to the second Bush administration's policies on stem cell research, Cooper connects the utopian polemic of free-market capitalism with growing internal contradictions of the commercialized life sciences.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Inventing the Bioeconomy
15
AIDS Security and Exorcism
51
The Biological Turn in the War on Terror
74
Intermezzo
101
Tissue Engineering and the Topological Body
103
Stem Cells and the Embryoid Bodies of Capital
129
NeoImperialism the Evangelical Right and the Culture of Life
152
Epilogue
175
Notes
177
References
195
Index
212
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