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Living factories : biotechnology and the unique nature of capitalism

Author: Kenneth Fish
Publisher: Montréal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2013], ©2013.
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"Techniques of genetic engineering are changing the role of living things in the production process. From rabbits that produce human pharmaceuticals in their milk to plants that produce plastics and other building materials in their leaves, life itself is increasingly harnessed as a force of industry - a living factory. What do these cutting edge developments in biotechnology tell us about our relation to nature?  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Fish
ISBN: 9780773540842 0773540849
OCLC Number: 793221988
Description: viii, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Marx and the unique nature of industrial capitalism --
Conceptualizing living factories --
Harnessing life itself as a productive force --
Breaking the machine metaphor : the difference that life makes --
The conscious organ of the living factory --
The meaning of Marx's organic metaphors --
Living factories and the materiality of capitalism.
Responsibility: Kenneth Fish.

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How biotechnology is changing the definition of "life."  Read more...

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