Nature After The Genome
July 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
- Features the latest research and empirical data on social science relating to genomic technologies
- Represents a multidisciplinary approach to the topic
- Addresses controversial questions raised by genome research and our understanding of nature
Part One: Introduction.
1. Introducing Nature After the Genome (Sarah Parry and John Dupré).
Part Two: Classifying Biological Entities: Epistemologies of Life.
2. The Polygenomic Organism (John Dupré).
3. Defining Stem Cells? Scientists and Their Classifications of Nature (Nicola J. Marks).
Part Three: (Re)modelling Nature.
4. Captivating Behaviour: Mouse Models, Experimental Genetics and Reductionist Returns in the Neurosciences (Gail Davies).
5. Getting Bigger: Children’s Bodies, Genes and Environments (Karen Throsby and Celia Roberts).
Part Four: Novelty and/in Nature?
6. Synthetic Biology: Constructing Nature? (Jane Calvert).
7. Interspecies Entities and the Politics of Nature (Sarah Parry).
Part Five: Public Natures.
8. Drawing Bright Lines: Food and the Futures of Biopharming (Richard Milne).
9. Barcoding Nature: Strategic Naturalization as Innovatory Practice in the Genomic Ordering of Things (Claire Waterton).
Part Six: Theorizing Nature Through Genomics.
10. Genomic Natures Read Through Posthumanisms (Richard Twine).
11. Life Times (Tim Newton).
12. Afterword (Barry Barnes).
Notes on Contributors.
John Dupré is the Director of Egenis (ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society) and Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Exeter. His current research focuses on philosophical issues concerning the interpretation and implications of genetics and genomics.