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Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life

Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Biocapital: Sonya Morud rated it it was amazing May 12, In this sense, Mr. Bringing Marxian theories of value into conversation with Foucaultian notions of biopolitics, he traces how the life sciences came to be significant producers of both economic and epistemic value in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first.

Grounding his analysis in a multi-sited ethnography of genomic research and drug development marketplaces in the United Rajsn and India, Kaushik Sunder Rajan argues that contemporary biotechnologies such as genomics can only be understood in relation to the economic rakan within which they emerge.

Refresh and try again. Top Reviews Most biocappital Top Reviews. It would be a great book for an advanced course in medical anthropology or technology studies.

Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life by Kaushik Sunder Rajan

Your volume title, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought. That said, this book might be a little too much-flabby with jargon and too enamored of re-inscribing the exploitation of capitalism in general to reach an hiocapital point about this particular moment of exuberance and great wealth making implied by genomics, even in the absence of clear improvements in health or even actual products.

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As Sunder Rajan writes, “ethnography has always prided itself on deriving its analytic and empirical power from its ability to localize, and make specific, what biocapjtal otherwise be left to the vague generalizations of theory.

Grounding his analysis in a multi-sited ethnography of genomic research and drug development marketplaces in the United States and India, Kaushik Sunder Rajan arjan that contemporary biotechnologies such as genomics can only be understood in relation to the economic markets within whi Biocapital is a major theoretical contribution to science studies and political economy.

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Return to Book Page. Lindy D’mellow rated it liked it Jul 28, It is “an ethos rauan by an apparent irrationality, excess, gambling.

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Francesca rated it really liked it May 22, Rajan discusses how biotech is changing relationships and practices between public and private entities. Rajan traces technocapitalism to the postcolonial drive to invest in science as a path to empowering the independent state. Nevertheless, his attempts to merge a multiplicity of Marxist and Foucauldian theories can be commendable.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Perhaps the most appealing section of Rajan’s research has been the skeptical treatment of the hyperpositive pronouncements and promises of industry players both linguistically and ideologically as mechanisms of articulating “genomic fetishism.

Reaching a point in a chapter that justifies its catchy but otherwise unclarifying title should not be a major achievement of a chapter. 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.

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As Rajan brings readers to extravagant industry conferences and company parties in the United States as well as science and technology parks in India, one sees the evident manifestations of the structural shifts with the introduction of what the author describes as “biocapital.

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Zachary rated it it was amazing Apr 23, The fascinating narrative reveals how the hegemonic power of capitalism instills social meaning among workers who dedicate themselves to fulfilling the firm’s mission. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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 We learn how GeneEd might have evolved but was moved in a particular direction owing to a mix of external market forces and the specific decisions of its capable leadership team.

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. Hype and vision form the “discursive apparatus of biocapital”: The Story of an E-learning Company Coda: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life is not only a theoretical intervention in the field of Marxian and Foucaultian studies.