Animals as biotechnology : ethics, sustainability and critical animal studies (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Animals as biotechnology : ethics, sustainability and critical animal studies

Author: Richard Twine
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxfordshire : Earthscan from Routledge, 2015. ©2010
Series: Science in society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First issued in paperback 2015View all editions and formats
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In Animals as Biotechnology sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human-animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in animal sciences, which aims to increase the efficiency and profitability of meat and dairy production; and the emerging field  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Twine
ISBN: 9781138867000 1138867004 9781844078301 1844078302
OCLC Number: 944920279
Notes: "First published by Earthscan in the UK and USA in 2010"--T.p. verso.
Description: vi, 222 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : from the sciences of meat to critical animal studies --
Undomesticating the ethical --
Towards a critical bioethics --
Thinking across species in the ethics of 'enhancement' --
Animal biotechnology and regulation --
Biopower and the biotechnological framing of the animal body --
Capitalizing on the molecular animal : beyond limits? --
Mobilizing the promise of sustainability --
Searching for the 'win-win'? Animal genomics and 'welfare' --
Conclusion : from the 'livestock' 'revolution' to a revolution in human-animal relations.
Series Title: Science in society series.
Responsibility: Richard Twine.

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Places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. This book focuses on ethics, examining critically the dominant paradigms of bioethics and  Read more...

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