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Human genes and neoliberal governance : a Foucauldian critique

Author: Antoinette Rouvroy
Publisher: Abingdon ; New York : Routledge-Cavendish, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking at the knowledge-power relations in the post-genomic era and addressing the pressing issues of genetic privacy and discrimination in the context of neoliberal governance, this book demonstrates and explains the mechanisms of mutual production between biotechnology and cultural, political, economic and legal frameworks.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antoinette Rouvroy
ISBN: 9780415444330 0415444330 9780203939390 0203939395
OCLC Number: 122309108
Description: xii, 303 pages
Contents: The production of genetic knowledge --
The scientific and economic strength of genetic reductionism --
Policy implications : discourses of genetic enlightenment as new disciplinary devices --
Genetic conceptualisations of 'normality' and the idea of genetic justice --
Beyond genetic universality and authenticity : the lure of the 'genetic underclass' --
Previews of the future as background --
A critical assessment of economic and actuarial perspective on genetics and insurance --
Practical and normative arguments against 'genetic exceptionalist' legislation --
The changing social role of private insurance : 'risk' as a new representational regime.
Responsibility: Antoinette Rouvroy.
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Explores the relationship between a neoliberal mode of governance and the so-called genetic revolution. This book explains the mechanisms of mutual production between biotechnology and cultural,  Read more...

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Introduction Part 1: The Production of Genetic Knowledge and the Rise of Genetics as New Perceptual Regime 1. The Production of Genetic Knowledge 2. Scientific and Economic Strength of Genetic Reductionism 3. Policy Implications: Discourses of Genetic Enlightenment as New Disciplinary Devices 4. Genetic Conceptualisations of ‘Normality’ and the Idea of Genetic Justice 5. Beyond Genetic Universality and Authenticity, the Lure of the ‘Genetic Underclass’ Part 2: The Socio-Economic Life of Genes - Genetic Risks and Insurance 6. Commonalties and Variations in Regulation of Genetic Information Flows 7. Previews of the Future as Background 8. Economic and Actuarial Perspectives on Genetics and Insurance 9. Practical and Normative Arguments Against ‘Genetic Exceptionalist’ Legislation 10. The Changing Social Role of Private Insurance: ‘Risk’ as a New Representational Regime. Conclusions. References

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by arouvroy (WorldCat user on 2007-08-10)

Introduction Part 1: The Production of Genetic Knowledge and the Rise of Genetics as New Perceptual Regime 1. The Production of Genetic Knowledge 2. Scientific and Economic Strength of Genetic Reductionism 3. Policy Implications: Discourses of Genetic Enlightenment as New Disciplinary Devices 4. Genetic Conceptualisations of ‘Normality’ and the Idea of Genetic Justice 5. Beyond Genetic Universality and Authenticity, the Lure of the ‘Genetic Underclass’ Part 2: The Socio-Economic Life of Genes - Genetic Risks and Insurance 6. Commonalties and Variations in Regulation of Genetic Information Flows 7. Previews of the Future as Background 8. Economic and Actuarial Perspectives on Genetics and Insurance 9. Practical and Normative Arguments Against ‘Genetic Exceptionalist’ Legislation 10. The Changing Social Role of Private Insurance: ‘Risk’ as a New Representational Regime. Conclusions. References

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