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Biopolitics: A Feminist and Ecological Reader on Biotechnology

By: Vandana Shiva (Editor), Ingunn Moser (Editor)

294 pages, no illustrations

Zed Books

Paperback | Sep 1995 | #48433 | ISBN: 1856493369
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Hardback | Sep 1995 | #48431 | ISBN: 1856493350
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Brings together some of the most important work from feminists and environmentalists critical of the headlong rush into what may prove to be a technological minefield.


- Mobilizing critical communities and discourses on modern biotechnology, Ingunn Moser

Part 1 Biotechnology as culture - (re)constructions of biology and nature
- human nature, Ruth Hubbard
- genes as causes, Ruth Hubbard
- fractured images of science, language and power - a postmodern optic, or just bad eyesight?, Evelyn Fox Keller
- otherwordly conversations, terrain topics, local terms, Donna Haraway

Part 2 Biohazards - risks in context
- the limits of experimental knowledge - a feminist perspective on the ecological risks of genetic engineering, Regine Kollek
- error-friendliness and the evolutionary impact of deliberate releases of GMOs, Christine von Weizsaecker
- the greening of biotechnology - GMOs as environment-friendly products, Les Levidow & James Tait

Part 3 Bioethics - knowledge and ethics as politics
- biosemiotics and ethics, Jesper Hoffmeyer
- a "genethics" that makes sense, Rosalyn Diprose
- antagonistic ethics discourses for biotechnology regulation, Les Levidow

Part 4 Biopolitics - the political ecology of biotechnology
- biotechnology development and conservation of biotechnology, Vandana Shiva
- biotechnology, patents and the Third World, Cary Fowler
- biotechnology and the future of agriculture, Henk Hobbelink
- the seven dimensions of sustainable agriculture, Nicanor Perlas
- beyond reductionism, Vandama Shiva

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