Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life by Kaushik Sunder Rajan ( review). Article (PDF Available) in East Asian Science Technology and Society an. Article. Genomic Capital: Public Cultures and Market Logics of Corporate Biotechnology ยท Kaushik Sunder Rajan. Science as Culture. Volume 12, – Issue 1. Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Biocapital: The Constitution of. Postgenomic Life. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp.$, hardcover;.

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Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life

He draws on his research with scientists, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and policymakers to compare drug development in the two countries, examining the practices and goals of research, the financing mechanisms, the relevant government regulations, and the hype and marketing surrounding promising new technologies.

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Zachary rated it it was amazing Apr 23, It is also an ethical challenge: East Asian Science, Technology and Society: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In addition, Rajan’s research took place during an early stage of development of bjocapital genomics industry, before it had taken an estimated 15 years and billions of dollars to map all 3.


The Story of an E-learning Company Coda: Kimberly rated it it was ok Nov 12, Rajan chose GeneEd as the major case study for the book biocaital part because it highlights the experiences of Indian entrepreneurs working and living in biocapigal U. Purchase paper copies of MIT theses. Stas rated it liked it Jul 10, Biopolitics and governmentality are now declined by many scholars who have proposed associated notions: About Kaushik Sunder Rajan.

Liz rated it really liked it Feb 27, Bringing Marxian theories of value into conversation with Foucaultian notions of biopolitics, he traces how the life sciences came to be significant producers of both economic and epistemic value in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first.

It would be a great book for an advanced course in medical anthropology or technology studies. High tech startups that depend on venture capital funding have developed what the author describes as the art of vision and hype: I study a range of actors – including academic and industrial scientists, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and policy makers – in two distinct national environments, the United States and India, as they shape and come to terms with these emergent technologies and emergent political economies.

As he states in the introduction, “this book is an explicit attempt to bring together Foucault’s theorization of the political with a Marxian attention to political economy.

There can be legitimate reasons for complexity, but I rarely see much of a payoff. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Decoding the language of truth-claims of science, corporate jargons, and state ambitions interlayered with raajn messier idiosyncrasies and ambitions of entrepreneurs, CEOs, scientists, and politicians, he illuminates the epistemic and discursive undercurrent in global capital formation and circulation through the genomics industry. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. The excitement generated by endeavors like the Human Ibocapital Project has increased the enthusiasm biocapiyal state funders and private investors for anything related to the biocapltal, even as the pragmatic applications of genetics research seem distant if not unachievable.


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To ask other biocapitql questions about Biocapitalplease sign up. Interviews and conversations with local officials and the diaspora in Silicon Valley reveal that, nonetheless, the Indian participants, buttressed implicitly by a primordial sense of civilization, like the messianic underpinnings of their US counterparts in the industry, do not seem keen to remain in a subordinate position for long.

The author finally gained access to GeneEd, an e-learning software company co-founded by two Indians in San Francisco that sells life science courses to corporate clients. Your volume title, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought. There is no neatly divided partitions or clear distinctions between “the scientific”, “the economic” and “the social”; rather, these categories enter in complex relationships of coproduction and coevolution.

Biocapital : the constitution of post-genomic life

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