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Biotech time-bomb : the side-effects are the main effects

Author: Scott Eastham
Publisher: Cresskill, NJ : Hampton Press, ©2009.
Series: Hampton Press communication series., Media ecology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a probing analysis of the origins, transformations, and prospects of the Western mentality behind genetic engineering and similar strategies for manipulating the basic elements of life. It is the first media ecology critique of the "control paradigm" now dominant in developed societies, and a clarion call for cross-cultural dialogue. Beyond demonstrating in damning detail who the side-effects of new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Eastham
ISBN: 9781572739048 1572739045
OCLC Number: 318243224
Description: xiv, 88 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Worldviews in Collision: The Challenge of Genetic Engineering --
1. When Worldviews Collide --
2. The Golden Rule of Bioethics --
3. The Human Genome: Map is not territory --
The Side-Effects are the Main Effects: The Great Unlearned of Media History from Literacy to Genetic Engineering --
1. Speech --
2. Literacy --
3. The Manuscript Period --
4. Print --
5. The Control Paradigm --
6. Electricity --
7. The Automation Idea --
8. The Digital Revolution --
9. Unreality Check --
Genetic Engineering --
An Intercultural Corrective: The Ideogram as World Picture --
1. The Linguistic Challenge: A poet's eye view --
2. The Philosophical Challenge: Symbol (is not equal to) sign --
3. The Religious Challenge: Integrity of the whole --
Time-Bomb: A Pluralistic Dilemma --
1. The Choice --
2. Poles Apart --
3. The Gift --
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Series Title: Hampton Press communication series., Media ecology.
Responsibility: Scott Eastham.

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