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The Resource Structure, agency and biotechnology : the case of the Rothamsted GM wheat trials, Aristeidis Panagiotou

Structure, agency and biotechnology : the case of the Rothamsted GM wheat trials, Aristeidis Panagiotou

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Structure, agency and biotechnology : the case of the Rothamsted GM wheat trials
Title
Structure, agency and biotechnology
Title remainder
the case of the Rothamsted GM wheat trials
Statement of responsibility
Aristeidis Panagiotou
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The overarching aim of "Structure, Agency, Biotechnology: The Case of the Rothamsted GM Wheat Trials" is to propose a way of filling the analytical gap found in the current literature by offering an original theoretical framework. This framework is able to assess both the content and context of the scientific field without resorting either to deterministic or to what theorists refer to as "conflationist strategies." In order to demonstrate the heuristic value of the framework, the 2012 GM wheat field trials carried out by Rothamsted Research, often associated with the "second push" of agribiotech firms to bring Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to the UK, areassessed, and key aspects of the experiment areunderscored. At the same time, the broader institutional arrangements, key ideological constructs and the social order are examined, and a reframing of the controversy which moves beyond the simplistic conceptualization of it being a case of science versus politics is suggested. The volume also proposes a clear set of guidelines, which stem from the methodological and theoretical deep structure of the suggested framework but do not demand prior theoretical knowledge, which can be used by a wider audience engaged with biotechnology. This audience can draw on the guidelines either for reasons of developing a critical understanding of particular situations or for initiating the process of sustained dialogue between involved parties. These two dimensions are of great significance for practical policy orientations
Cataloging source
YDX
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Panagiotou, Aristeidis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Key issues in modern sociology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Transgenic plants
  • Wheat
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Transgenic plants
  • Wheat
Label
Structure, agency and biotechnology : the case of the Rothamsted GM wheat trials, Aristeidis Panagiotou
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-261) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A holistic approach to the GM controversy -- Rethinking science, technology and society relations: definitions, boundaries and underlying theoretical problems -- Science and technology studies: a critical overview of the field -- Benton, Mouzelis, Stones: some key advantages in contemporary sociology -- A holistic framework for the study of agricultural biotechnology -- The Rothamsted GM wheat trials (I): technology and appropriation -- The Rothamsted GM wheat trials (II): ideology -- What is the GM controversy? Science, politics and prospects -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn993094873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783087044
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1rbw9bx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993094873
Label
Structure, agency and biotechnology : the case of the Rothamsted GM wheat trials, Aristeidis Panagiotou
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-261) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A holistic approach to the GM controversy -- Rethinking science, technology and society relations: definitions, boundaries and underlying theoretical problems -- Science and technology studies: a critical overview of the field -- Benton, Mouzelis, Stones: some key advantages in contemporary sociology -- A holistic framework for the study of agricultural biotechnology -- The Rothamsted GM wheat trials (I): technology and appropriation -- The Rothamsted GM wheat trials (II): ideology -- What is the GM controversy? Science, politics and prospects -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn993094873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783087044
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1rbw9bx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993094873

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