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The Genome Incorporated / Edition 1

The Genome Incorporated / Edition 1

by Kate O'Riordan
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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. The book develops a number of case studies in the mediation and consumption of genomics, including: the emergence of new direct-to-the-consumer bioinformatics companies; the mundane propagation of testing and genetic information through lifestyle television programming; and public and private engagements with art and science institutions and events. Through these novel sites, this book examines the proliferating circuits of production and consumption of genetic information and theorizes this as a process of incorporation. Its wide-ranging case studies ensure its appeal to readers across the social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754678519
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/16/2010
Series: Theory, Technology and Society Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kate O'Riordan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Film, University of Sussex, UK

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The genome and me: incorporating personal publics; Reality genomics: DNA testing and reality television genres; Imaginative incorporation: art and genomics; Identities: incorporating sexuality in the genome; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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