Changing Life: Genomes, Ecologies, Bodies, Commodities

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816630134
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: Cultural Politics Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Changing Life in the New World Dis/Order 1
The Terminator Meets Commander Data: Cyborg Identity in the New World Order 14
Bodies of Knowledge: Biology and the Intercultural University 36
Genetic Engineering, Discourses of Deficiency, and the New Politics of Population 56
Contradictions along the Commodity Road to Environmental Stabilization: Foresting Gambian Gardens 85
Discipline or Solidarity?: Ecology as Politics 102
Overpopulating the World: Notes toward a Discursive Reading 121
How Do We Know We Have Global Environmental Problems? Undifferentiated Science-Politics and Its Potential Reconstruction 149
Do Androids Pulverize Tiger Bones to Use as Aphrodisiacs? 175
Bubbles in the Cosmic Saucepan 196
Afterword: Shifting Positions for Knowing and Intervening in the Cultural Politics of the Life Sciences 203
Contributors 225
Index 227
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