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By Beatriz da Costa,Kavita Philip,Joseph Dumit

ISBN-10: 0262514915

ISBN-13: 9780262514910

Popular tradition during this "biological century" turns out to feed on proliferating fears, anxieties, and hopes round the lifestyles sciences at a time while such easy suggestions as clinical fact, race and gender identification, and the human itself are destabilized within the public eye. Tactical Biopolitics suggests that the political demanding situations on the intersection of existence, technological know-how, and paintings are most sensible addressed via a mix of creative intervention, severe theorizing, and reflective practices. Transcending disciplinary obstacles, contributions to this quantity concentrate on the political value of modern advances within the organic sciences and discover the potential for public participation in medical discourse, drawing on learn and perform in paintings, biology, severe concept, anthropology, and cultural reports. After framing the topic when it comes to either biology and paintings, Tactical Biopolitics discusses such subject matters as race and genetics (with contributions from best biologists Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins); feminist bioscience; the politics of clinical services; bioart and the general public sphere (with an essay via artist Claire Pentecost); activism and public overall healthiness (with an essay via therapy motion workforce co-founder Mark Harrington); biosecurity after September 11 (with essays through artists' collective serious paintings Ensemble and anthropologist Paul Rabinow); and human-animal interplay (with a framing essay via cultural theorist Donna Haraway).ContributorsGaymon Bennett, Larry Carbone, Karen Cardozo, Gary Cass, Beatriz da Costa, Oron Catts, Gabriella Coleman, serious paintings Ensemble, Gwen D'Arcangelis, Troy Duster, Donna Haraway, Mark Harrington, Jens Hauser, Kathy excessive, Fatimah Jackson, Gwyneth Jones, Jonathan King, Richard Levins, Richard Lewontin, Rachel Mayeri, Sherie McDonald, Claire Pentecost, Kavita Philip, Paul Rabinow, Banu Subramanian, subRosa, Abha Sur, Samir Sur, Jacqueline Stevens, Eugene Thacker, Paul Vanouse, Ionat Zurr

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