Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life by Kaushik Sunder Rajan ( review). Article (PDF Available) in East Asian Science Technology and Society an. Article. Genomic Capital: Public Cultures and Market Logics of Corporate Biotechnology ยท Kaushik Sunder Rajan. Science as Culture. Volume 12, – Issue 1. Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Biocapital: The Constitution of. Postgenomic Life. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp.$, hardcover;.

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India in the s has emerged as a major contract research site for Western corporations, which outsource medical trials at biocapita, significantly cheaper cost.

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As GenEd’s client base shifted from small biotech to big pharmaceutical companies, the status of graphic designers declined to one of mere executioners, while software programmers became the key resource of the company. Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: Some features of this site may not work without it. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order rajn create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Sunder Rajan integrates and explores in depth what many others only promise; i. Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era. From witnessing an openly heated exchange between a corporate chief and a bioethicist in a conference in the United States to negotiating for access to biocappital subjects in Hyderabad in the face of deliberately bureaucratic hurdles, Kaushik Sunder Rajan attempts to come to grips with the complexities of the brave new world of genomics.


Biocapital is a major theoretical contribution to science studies and political economy. All items in DSpace MIT are protected by original copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

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Biocapital gives a passionate, thoroughly argued road map to dense and consequential worlds that I already inhabit, but have not known how to describe with the vividness and acumen required. My basic beef with this book is my beef with a great deal of academic writing that draws from deconstru We’ll see how this goes, teaching it this summer in Bioethics.

The fascinating narrative reveals how the hegemonic power of capitalism instills social meaning among workers who dedicate themselves to fulfilling the firm’s mission. In the process, he illuminates the global flow of ideas, information, capital, and people connected to biotech initiatives.

There’s a lot to like about the themes of the book and the method used in the research.

Jordan rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Read more Read less. Despite the fact that GeneEd plays a peripheral industry role, the structural and cultural logics of biotech become visible to us thanks to Mr.

Occasionally, Duke University Press controls the rights to maps or other drawings. Set up a giveaway. By far one of the best texts re-engaging Marx Research proposals for participant observation were vetted by teams of lawyers and were usually rejected.


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Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life by Kaushik Sunder Rajan

In fact, many Indian companies tend to engage in production or research work on a contractual bikcapital for western businesses. Share your thoughts with other customers.

The objects of his study are inseparable from the larger epistemological and political economic contexts within which they are situated. Grounding his analysis in a multi-sited ethnography of genomic research and drug development marketplaces in the United States and India, Kaushik Sunder Rajan argues that contemporary biotechnologies such as genomics can only be understood in relation to the economic markets within which they emerge.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The author’s initial ambition was to observe biotechnological research within laboratories and to put them in their larger social and cultural context.

Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life

It is “an ethos marked by rjan apparent irrationality, excess, gambling. In the process, he illuminates the global flow of ideas, information, capital, and people connected to biotech initiatives.

Biocapital determines the conversion rate between biological molecules, biological information and, ultimately, money. JavaScript is disabled for your browser.