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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press; New Ed edition (22 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262701162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262701167
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
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--Tiziana Terranova, Department of Sociology, University at Essex

--Steven Kurtz, State University of New York at Buffalo, Member, Critical Art Ensemble

" The book ambitiously tries to follow the ever-expanding ripples the genetic code is propaganding in the pond of civilization.... Thacker's is an interesting mind that wanders in and explores many directions. "The Global Genome" is a book likely to trigger very different thoughts, associations, and reactions from each reader." -- "Science"

" An analytical and theoretical tour de force. The Global Genome is that rare thing: a book that combines a confident knowledge of biotechnology with a sharp eye for theory, with pyrotechnic results. Thacker maps a biopolitical economy of recombinant capital, biomaterial labor, technologies, biowar, and colonialism, a construct that wreaks havoc on our understanding of what a body is, what it can do, and what it can be made to do in the age of biotechnology. An eye-opener for the non-expert, and an essential contribution for researchers and students." --Tiziana Terranova, Department of Sociology, University at Essex

" Eugene Thacker has written an indispensable overview of current trends and developments in the technosphere of the life sciences, changes that are having a tremendous, though often latent, impact on everyday life on a global scale. What separates Thacker's work from other similar attempts is his brilliant critical framing of the issues, as well as his unrelenting grounding of life science and its attendant technologies within the larger field of political economy. This volume is a powerful interdisciplinary work, in the most authentic sense of the term." --Steven Kurtz, State University of New York at Buffalo, Member, Critical Art Ensemble

& quot; The book ambitiously tries to follow the ever-expanding ripples the genetic code is propaganding in the pond of civilization.... Thacker's is an interesting mind that wanders in and explores many directions. The Global Genome is a book likely to trigger very different thoughts, associations, and reactions from each reader.& quot; -- Science

& quot; An analytical and theoretical tour de force. The Global Genome is that rare thing: a book that combines a confident knowledge of biotechnology with a sharp eye for theory, with pyrotechnic results. Thacker maps a biopolitical economy of recombinant capital, biomaterial labor, technologies, biowar, and colonialism, a construct that wreaks havoc on our understanding of what a body is, what it can do, and what it can be made to do in the age of biotechnology. An eye-opener for the non-expert, and an essential contribution for researchers and students.& quot; -- Tiziana Terranova, Department of Sociology, University at Essex

& quot; Eugene Thacker has written an indispensable overview of current trends and developments in the technosphere of the life sciences, changes that are having a tremendous, though often latent, impact on everyday life on a global scale. What separates Thacker's work from other similar attempts is his brilliant critical framing of the issues, as well as his unrelenting grounding of life science and its attendant technologies within the larger field of political economy. This volume is a powerful interdisciplinary work, in the most authentic sense of the term.& quot; -- Steven Kurtz, State University of New York at Buffalo, Member, Critical Art Ensemble

"The book ambitiously tries to follow the ever-expanding ripples the genetic code is propaganding in the pond of civilization.... Thacker's is an interesting mind that wanders in and explores many directions. "The Global Genome" is a book likely to trigger very different thoughts, associations, and reactions from each reader."-- ""Science""

"Eugene Thacker has written an indispensable overview of current trends and developments in the technosphere of the life sciences, changes that are having a tremendous, though often latent, impact on everyday life on a global scale. What separates Thacker's work from other similar attempts is his brilliant critical framing of the issues, as well as his unrelenting grounding of life science and its attendant technologies within the larger field of political economy. This volume is a powerful interdisciplinary work, in the most authentic sense of the term."--Steven Kurtz, State University of New York at Buffalo, Member, Critical Art Ensemble

"An analytical and theoretical tour de force. The Global Genome is that rare thing: a book that combines a confident knowledge of biotechnology with a sharp eye for theory, with pyrotechnic results. Thacker maps a biopolitical economy of recombinant capital, biomaterial labor, technologies, biowar, and colonialism, a construct that wreaks havoc on our understanding of what a body is, what it can do, and what it can be made to do in the age of biotechnology. An eye-opener for the non-expert, and an essential contribution for researchers and students."--Tiziana Terranova, Department of Sociology, University at Essex

About the Author

Eugene Thacker is Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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