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The Resource Governing molecules : the discursive politics of genetic engineering in Europe and the United States, Herbert Gottweis

Governing molecules : the discursive politics of genetic engineering in Europe and the United States, Herbert Gottweis

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Governing molecules : the discursive politics of genetic engineering in Europe and the United States
Title
Governing molecules
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the discursive politics of genetic engineering in Europe and the United States
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Herbert Gottweis
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Discursive politics of genetic engineering in Europe and the United States
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eng
Summary
  • Scientists, investors, policymakers, the media, and the general public have all displayed a continuing interest in the commercial promise and potential dangers of genetic engineering, In this book, Herbert Gottweis explains how genetic engineering became so controversial. Beginning with a clear exposition of poststructuralist theory and its implications for research methodology, Gottweis offers a novel approach to political analysis, emphasizing the essential role of narratives in the development of policy under contemporary conditions
  • Drawing on more than eighty in-depth interviews and extensive archival work, Gottweis traces today's controversy back to the sociopolitical and scientific origins of molecular biology, paying particular attention to its relationship to eugenics. He argues that a number of mutually reinforcing political and scientific strategies have attempted to turn genes into objects of technological intervention -- to make them "governable". Gottweis argues that it was the struggle over boundaries and representations of genetic engineering, politics, and society that defined the political dynamics of the drafting of risk regulations in these countries. In a key chapter on biotechnology research, industry, and supporting technology policies, Gottweis demonstrates that the interpretation of genetic engineering as the core of a new "high technology" industry was part of a policy myth and an expression of identity politics. He suggests that under postmodern conditions a major strategy for avoiding policy failure is to create conditions that ensure tolerance and respect for the multiplicity of socially available policy narratives and reality interpretations
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1958-
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Gottweis, Herbert
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
TP248.6
LC item number
.G68 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Inside technology
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  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetic engineering
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Governing molecules : the discursive politics of genetic engineering in Europe and the United States, Herbert Gottweis
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-394) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
39202236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780262071895
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
98025670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Governing molecules : the discursive politics of genetic engineering in Europe and the United States, Herbert Gottweis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39202236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780262071895
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
98025670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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