The Embryo Research Debate

Science and the Politics of Reproduction
Author: Michael Mulkay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576833
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 212
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Highly accessible cultural account of the debates concerning human embryo research.

The Body Divided

Human Beings and Human 'Material' in Modern Medical History
Author: Dr Sarah Ferber,Ms Sally Wilde
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409482847
Category: Medical
Page: 264
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Bodies and body parts of the dead have long been considered valuable material for use in medical science. Over time and in different places, they have been dissected, autopsied, investigated, harvested for research and therapeutic purposes, collected to turn into museum and other specimens, and then displayed, disposed of, and exchanged. This book examines the history of such activities, from the early nineteenth century through to the present, as they took place in hospitals, universities, workhouses, asylums and museums in England, Australia and elsewhere. Through a series of case studies, the volume reveals the changing scientific, economic and emotional value of corpses and their contested place in medical science.

The Therapeutic Cloning Debate

Global Science and Journalism in the Public Sphere
Author: Eric A. Jensen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317014162
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
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Exploring the controversy surrounding therapeutic human cloning, this book draws upon data collected from news articles and interviews with journalists to examine the role of mass media in shaping biomedical controversies. With specific reference to the US and the UK as two leading scientific nations grappling with the global issue of therapeutic cloning, together with attention to the important role played by nations in Southeast Asia, this book sheds light on media representations of scientific developments, the unrealistic hype that can surround them, the influence of religion and the potentially harmful imposition of journalistic and nationalist values on the scientific field. Empirically grounded and theoretically innovative, The Therapeutic Cloning Debate will appeal to social scientists across a range of disciplines with interests in science communication, public engagement, cultural and media studies, science politics, science journalism, the sociology of expert knowledge and risk. It will also appeal to scientists, journalists, policymakers and others interested in how news media frame science for the public.

The Limits to Governance

The Challenge of Policy-Making for the New Life Sciences
Author: Dr Catherine Lyall,Dr Theo Papaioannou,Mr James Smith
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409491781
Category: Social Science
Page: 300
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Does the state still frame debates about new technology? Can policy-makers ensure the benefits of health developments through genomics while still satisfying the expectations of society and the economic imperatives? In this critique of the new governance agenda for research and innovation in life sciences, the authors discuss the world-wide policy decisions needed, with particular reference to genomics. They suggest the many facets of policy and could be treated as a government–governance continuum, where different aspects of genomics may sit at different points, and co-exist. Their findings offer valuable insights for the future and will help promote a global solution to this problem.

Globalisation

Studies in Anthropology
Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745320601
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 248
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Globalisation has had a massive impact on the teaching and practice of anthropology. This important new book, edited by leading anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen, addresses the methodological problems that these changes have wrought, and in doing so fills a major gap in the contemporary study and teaching of anthropology.The essays in this book show how the focus has shifted from traditional studies of specific sites, towards the movements and shifts assoicated with increasing migration and population flows -- the result of living in an increasingly globalised world. Written by a range of distinguished anthropologists, it offers innovative new approaches to the discipline in the light of these changes, making it indispensable as a teaching text, at higher levels, and as mandatory reading for practitioners and researchers in a wide range of merging disciplines. Topics explored include the methodology of studying on the internet; global and spatial identities in the Caribbean; shifting boundaries in coastal communities; the anthropology of political life; issues of law and the flow of human substances; and the diffusion of moral values created by globalisation.

Science & Public Policy


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ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
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The Best Books for Academic Libraries: Medicine


Author: N.A
Publisher: Best Books
ISBN: 9780722200124
Category: Reference
Page: 336
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Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.

Commons and Borderlands

Working Papers on Interdisciplinarity, Accountability and the Flow of Knowledge
Author: Marilyn Strathern
Publisher: Sean Kingston Pub
ISBN: 9780954557225
Category: Social Science
Page: 102
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A leading social anthropologist examines early 21st-century interests in interdisciplinarity, with particular attention to the conjunction of science and society. (Archaeology)

Current Contents. Arts & Humanities


Author: Institute for scientific information (Philadelphie, Pa).
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Technoscience and everyday life

the complex simplicities of the mundane
Author: Mike Michael
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335217069
Category: Science
Page: 186
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Theoretically innovative and empirically wide-ranging, this book examines the complex relations between technoscience and everyday life. It draws on numerous examples, including both mundane technologies such as Velcro, Post-it notes, mobile phones and surveillance cameras, and the esoterica of xenotransplantation, new genetics, nanotechnology and posthuman society. Technoscience and Everyday Life traces the multiple ways in which technoscience features in and affects the dynamics of everyday life, and explores how the everyday influences the course of technoscience. In the process, it takes account of a range of core social scientific themes: body, identity, citizenship, society, space, and time. It combines critique and microsocial analysis to develop several novel conceptual tools, and addresses key contemporary theoretical debates on posthumanism, social-material divides, process philosophy and complexity, temporality and spatiality.The book is a major contribution to the sociology of everyday life, science and technology studies, and social theory.

Media, risk, and science


Author: Stuart Allan
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335206636
Category: Science
Page: 235
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* How is science represented by the media? * Who defines what counts as a risk, threat or hazard, and why? * In what ways do media images of science shape public perceptions? * What can cultural and media studies tell us about current scientific controversies? Media, Risk and Science is an exciting exploration into an array of important issues, providing a much needed framework for understanding key debates on how the media represent science and risk. In a highly effective way, Stuart Allan weaves together insights from multiple strands of research across diverse disciplines. Among the themes he examines are: the role of science in science fiction, such as Star Trek; the problem of 'pseudo-science' in The X-Files; and how science is displayed in science museums. Science journalism receives particular attention, with the processes by which science is made 'newsworthy' unravelled for careful scrutiny. The book also includes individual chapters devoted to how the media portray environmental risks, HIV-AIDS, food scares (such as BSE or 'mad cow disease' and GM foods) and human cloning. The result is a highly topical text that will be invaluable for students and scholars in cultural and media studies, science studies, journalism, sociology and politics.

American Book Publishing Record


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Publisher: N.A
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Category: American literature
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American Sociological Review


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Category: Sociology
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Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."

Historical Abstracts

Twentieth century abstracts, 1914-2000
Author: Eric H. Boehm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History, Modern
Page: N.A
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The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology: C


Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Azerbaijani
Page: 5650
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Fetal subjects, feminist positions


Author: Lynn Marie Morgan,Meredith W. Michaels
Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
ISBN: 9780812234961
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 345
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Since Roe v. Wade, there has been increasing public interest in fetuses, in part as a result of effective antiabortion propaganda and in part as a result of developments in medicine and technology. While feminists have begun to take note of the proliferation of fetal images in various media, such as medical journals, magazines, and motion pictures, few have openly addressed the problems that the emergence of the fetal subject poses for feminism. Fetal Subjects, Feminist Positions foregrounds feminism's effort to focus on the importance of women's reproductive agency, and at the same time acknowledges the increasing significance of fetal subjects in public discourse and private experience. Essays address the public fascination with the fetal subject and its implications for abortion discourse and feminist commitment to reproductive rights in the United States. Contributors include scholars from fields as diverse as anthropology, communications, political science, sociology, and philosophy. This timely volume provides scholars and reproductive rights activists a forum for dialogue about fetuses without conceding to a moral or political agenda that would sanctify them at women's expense.

Designs on Nature

Science and Democracy in Europe and the United States
Author: Sheila Jasanoff
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400837311
Category: Political Science
Page: 392
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Biology and politics have converged today across much of the industrialized world. Debates about genetically modified organisms, cloning, stem cells, animal patenting, and new reproductive technologies crowd media headlines and policy agendas. Less noticed, but no less important, are the rifts that have appeared among leading Western nations about the right way to govern innovation in genetics and biotechnology. These significant differences in law and policy, and in ethical analysis, may in a globalizing world act as obstacles to free trade, scientific inquiry, and shared understandings of human dignity. In this magisterial look at some twenty-five years of scientific and social development, Sheila Jasanoff compares the politics and policy of the life sciences in Britain, Germany, the United States, and in the European Union as a whole. She shows how public and private actors in each setting evaluated new manifestations of biotechnology and tried to reassure themselves about their safety. Three main themes emerge. First, core concepts of democratic theory, such as citizenship, deliberation, and accountability, cannot be understood satisfactorily without taking on board the politics of science and technology. Second, in all three countries, policies for the life sciences have been incorporated into "nation-building" projects that seek to reimagine what the nation stands for. Third, political culture influences democratic politics, and it works through the institutionalized ways in which citizens understand and evaluate public knowledge. These three aspects of contemporary politics, Jasanoff argues, help account not only for policy divergences but also for the perceived legitimacy of state actions.

Public Understanding of Science


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
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Merged Evolution

Long-term Complications of Biotechnology and Informatin Technology
Author: Susantha Goonatilake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113438985X
Category: Computers
Page: 282
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Merged Evolution charts the implications of two major forces of change, information technology and biotechnology, combined with a third force, that of 'artifactual' information, which is handed down dichronically from computing device to computing device. Through developments anticipated in the near future, Dr. Goonatilake describes the merging of these three systems, a convergence which will profoundly affect the biological, social, and technical fields much more than previous studies have implied. Together these changes yield an entirely different history - and a different future of the world for life, nature and civilization. This book addresses the broader issue arising from these important developments using the unifying perspective of general evolutionary theory to yield a fresh and profound insight.