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Bio-Objects: Life in the 21st Century

Bio-Objects: Life in the 21st Century

Niki Vermeulen, Sakari Tamminen, Andrew Webster
June 16, 2017

Increasing knowledge of the biological is fundamentally transforming what life itself means and where its boundaries lie. New developments in the biosciences - especially through the molecularisation of life - are (re)shaping healthcare and other aspects of our society. This cutting edge volume...

Eventful Bodies: The Cosmopolitics of Illness

Eventful Bodies: The Cosmopolitics of Illness

Michael Schillmeier
March 30, 2017

Disrupting, questioning and altering the taken-for-granted ’cosmos’ of everyday life, the experiences of illness challenge the different ways in which social normalcy is remembered, maintained and expected. This book explores the manifold experiences of life threatening, infectious or non-curable...

Contested Categories: Life Sciences in Society

Contested Categories: Life Sciences in Society

Ayo Wahlberg, Susanne Bauer
November 16, 2016

Drawing on social science perspectives, Contested Categories presents a series of empirical studies that engage with the often shifting and day-to-day realities of life sciences categories. In doing so, it shows how such categories remain contested and dynamic, and that the boundaries they create...

Technology and Medical Practice: Blood, Guts and Machines

Technology and Medical Practice: Blood, Guts and Machines

Boel Berner, Ericka Johnson
November 11, 2016

The advanced technologies being used in diagnosis and care within modern medicine, whilst supporting and making medical practices possible, may also conflict with established traditions of medicine and care. What happens to the patient in a technologized medical environment? How are doctors',...

Immunological Discourse in Political Philosophy: Immunisation and its Discontents

Immunological Discourse in Political Philosophy: Immunisation and its Discontents

Inge Mutsaers
March 10, 2016

Given the propensity of contemporary protection measures such as counterterrorism efforts and fierce protection strategies against viral threats, as well as physical and legal barriers against migration, a number of political philosophers, including Peter Sloterdijk and Roberto Esposito, have...

The Genome Incorporated: Constructing Biodigital Identity

The Genome Incorporated: Constructing Biodigital Identity

Kate O'Riordan
May 28, 2010

The Genome Incorporated examines the proliferation of human genomics across contemporary media cultures. It explores questions about what it means for a technoscience to thoroughly saturate everyday life, and places the interrogation of the science/media relationship at the heart of this enquiry....

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