Women in Biotechnology: Creating Interfaces / Edition 1

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Women in Biotechnology presents a unique study of the relationships and communications between women scientists, particularly those working in biotechnology. This is achieved by creating interfaces or collecting different point of views over several disciplines (i.e. economy, sociology, biology, genetics) to bridge the communication gap among science, the humanities and different feminist groups.

The publication of this book is the first step in building a new scientific community that shares a common interest in improving the awareness of women scientists who are not an integral part of the decision-making processes in their respective fields. In this respect, Women in Biotechnology endeavours to address the ethical and bio-political implications in the different branches of contemporary research, and to promote the need of women holding decision-making power to consolidate the scientific and social responsibility to all scientists.

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"Women in Biotechnology examines legal, ethical, scientific, and technological issues related to development in biological technology from a woman’s point of view. … this volume is a collection of papers presented at the international Wombit Conference dealing with women in biotechnology in Rome, Italy, in June 2007. … it is also accessible to general readers and academic audiences in other science fields. Summing Up: Recommended. Academic, general, and professional libraries, all levels." (C. A. Klevickis, Choice, Vol. 46 (7), March, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048179336
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 0.78 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors.- Abbreviations and Acronyms.- Part I: Women Scientists in Biotechnological Research.- 1. Heading Blithely down the Garden Path? Some Entry Points into Current Debates on Women and Biotechnologies.- 2. Seeking a Seat at the Policy Table: Engaging Women in Biotechnology Research and in Decision-Making.- 3. Perception and Attitudes towards Biotechnology in Hungary.- 4. Contribution of Bulgarian Women to Plant Biotechnology: Institute of Genetics Case.- Part II: Bodies, Cultures and Scientific Metaphors.- 5. Embryo Transfer: a View from the United Kingdom.- 6. Dividual Systems and Ultraneoteny.- 7. 'Pop-Genes': the Symbolic Effects of the Release of 'Genes' into Ordinary Speech.- 8. The Organizational Construction of the Body in the Assisted Reproductive Technologies.- 9. What’s in a Name? The Importance of Nomenclature in Biotechnology.- 10. Egg Donation in the UK: Tracing Emergent Networks of Feminist Engagement in Relation to HFEA Policy Shifts in 2006.- Part III: Environmental Effects of Biotechnology.- 11. Seeking the New Biotechnological Fix? Public Health Genetics and Environmental Justice Policy in the United States.- 12. Technological Challenges: Asbestos Past Experiences, Nanoparticles: Future Developments.- 13. Affective Implications of GM Food on Social and Individual Integrity: an Ethical Approach.- 14. Women’s Perceptions of Biotechnologies: the Case of Genetically Modified Foods in Switzerland.- 15. A Transdisciplinary Approach to Face the Plant Gene Transfer Technique: from Laboratory to Society.- Part IV: Facing Impact: Society and Biotechnology.- 16. Gender and Justice in the Gene Age: the Challenges Presented by Reproductive and Genetic Biotechnologies.- 17. Health Risks and Benefits from Biotechnology.- 18. Biodiversity of Romania Stressed by Transgenic Cultures?- 19. The Social and Economic Impact of GM Crops: the Case of the Herbicide Tolerance Trait.-Afterword.- Making our own Paths, Setting our own Agendas and Putting them into Action.- Some Remarks on Women and Science.- Index.

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