Biotechnology and Communication: The Meta-Technologies of Information / Edition 1

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Following an introductory analysis of each shared meta-technological space, the book examines the impact of biotechnology on how we understand information in human communication, meta-technologies and the law, and communicative dimensions of biotechnology and power. The diversity of perspectives offered by the contributors - who draw on theories from communication, cultural studies, sociology, information science, economics and law - makes clear that informational meta-technologies are transforming the subject matter and context for research and scholarship across the social sciences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805843040
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/5/2004
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Lexile: 1570L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: S. Braman, Introduction. Part I: The Technologies of Biology and Communication. S. Braman, The Meta-Technologies of Information. Part II: The Concept of Information. D. Ritchie, Information as Metaphor: Biology and Communication. S.S. Wildman, Conditional Expectations Communication and the Impact of Biotechnology. S. Braman, "Are Facts Not Flowers?": Facticity and Genetic Information. Part III: The Ownership of Information. C. May, Justifying Enclosure? Intellectual Property and Meta-Technologies. L. Lievrouw, Biotechnology, Intellectual Property, and the Prospects for Scientific Communication. Part IV: Information and Power. S.H. Priest, T.T. Eyck, Transborder Information, Local Resistance, and the Spiral of Silence: Biotechnology and Public Opinion in the United States. S. Best, D. Kellner, Biotechnology, Democracy, and the Politics of Cloning. G. Murdock, Popular Representation and Postnormal Science: The Struggle Over Genetically Modified Foods.

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