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Engineering trouble : biotechnology and its discontents

Author: Rachel Schurman; Dennis D Kelso
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Talk of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) has moved from the hushed corridors of life science corporations to the front pages of major newspapers. This book examines these issues from the diverse perspectives of sociology, geography, law environmental studies and political science.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Engineering trouble.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2003
(DLC) 2002152991
(OCoLC)50959017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Schurman; Dennis D Kelso
ISBN: 9780520937499 052093749X
OCLC Number: 56025679
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 313 p.) : ill.
Contents: Biotechnology in the new millennium: technological change, institutional change, and political struggle / Rachel A. Schurman --
Wonderful potencies? Deep structure and the problem of monopoly in agricultural biotechnology / William Boyd --
Building a better tree: genetic engineering and fiber farming in Oregon and Washington / W. Scott Prudham --
The migration of salmon from nature to biotechnology / Dennis Doyle Takahashi Kelso --
Making biotech history: social resistance to agricultural biotechnology and the future of the biotechnology industry / Rachel A. Schurman and William A. Munro --
Eating risk: the politics of labeling genetically engineered foods / Julie Guthman --
The global politics of GEOs: the Achilles' heel of the globalization regime? / Frederick H. Buttel --
Biotech battles: plants, power, and intellectual property in the new global governance regimes / Kathleen McAfee --
From molecules to medicines: the use of genetic resources in pharmaceutical research / Astrid J. Scholz --
The brave new worlds of agricultural technoscience: changing perspectives, recurrent themes, and new research directions in agro-food studies / David Goodman --
Recreating democracy / Dennis Doyle Takahashi Kelso.
Responsibility: edited by Rachel A. Schurman and Dennis Doyle Takahashi Kelso.

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Talk of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) has moved from the hushed corridors of life science corporations to the front pages of major newspapers. This book examines these issues from the diverse perspectives of sociology, geography, law environmental studies and political science.

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