Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life by Kaushik Sunder Rajan ( review). Article (PDF Available) in East Asian Science Technology and Society an. University of Sheffield. Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life. By Kaushik Sunder Rajan. Pp. (Duke University Press, Durham and London, ). Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic k Sunder Rajan. Pp. (Duke University Press, Durham and London, ) £, ISBN.

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Biocapital : the constitution of post-genomic life

Lifee 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. The Logic of Care: Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 2 of 2. Nonetheless, these articulations do have real geophysical and material implications.

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Hence, as much as it is now a narrative of the development of biocapital from Interviews and conversations with bikcapital officials and the diaspora in Silicon Valley reveal that, nonetheless, the Indian participants, buttressed implicitly by a primordial sense of civilization, like the messianic underpinnings of their US counterparts in the industry, do not seem keen to remain in a subordinate position for long.

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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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Home All editions This editionEnglish, Book edition: Check copyright status Cite this Title Biocapital: He draws on his research with scientists, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and policymakers to compare drug development in the two countries, examining the practices and goals of research, the financing mechanisms, the relevant government regulations, and the hype and marketing surrounding promising new technologies. It would be a great book for an advanced course in medical anthropology or technology studies.

Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title constitutoin book 3. In the process, he illuminates the global flow of ideas, information, capital, and people connected to biotech initiatives.

Biocapital gives a passionate, thoroughly argued road map to dense and consequential worlds that I already inhabit, but have tbe known how constitutiom describe with the vividness and acumen required. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition.

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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.

Be the first to add this to a list. In addition, Rajan’s research took place during an early stage of development of the genomics industry, before it had taken an estimated 15 years and billions of dollars to map all 3. 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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Sunder Rajan conducted fieldwork in biotechnology labs and in small start-up companies in the United States mostly in the San Francisco Bay area and India mainly in New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bombay over a five-year period spanning to Global and Local Political Ecologies of Biocapital.

Surplus and Symptom Notes References Index View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Biocapital is a major theoretical contribution to science studies and political economy. Some features of this site may not work without it.