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Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience (Hardback, illustrated edition)

Introduction by Da Costa, Beatriz
Introduction by Philip, Kavita
Foreword by Dumit, Joseph

Scientists, scholars, and artists consider the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences.Popular culture in this biological century seems to feed on proliferating fears, anxieties, and hopes around the life sciences at a time when such basic concepts as... scientific truth, race and gender identity, and the human itself are destabilized in the public eye. Tactical Biopolitics suggests that the political challenges at the intersection of life, science, and art are best addressed through a combination of artistic intervention, critical theorizing, and reflective practices. Transcending disciplinary boundaries, contributions to this volume focus on the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences and explore the possibility of public participation in scientific discourse, drawing on research and practice in art, biology, critical theory, anthropology, and cultural studies.After framing the subject in terms of both biology and art, Tactical Biopolitics discusses such topics as race and genetics (with contributions from leading biologists Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins); feminist bioscience; the politics of scientific expertise; bioart and the public sphere (with an essay by artist Claire Pentecost); activism and public health (with an essay by Treatment Action Group co-founder Mark Harrington); biosecurity after 9/11 (with essays by artists' collective Critical Art Ensemble and anthropologist Paul Rabinow); and, human-animal interaction (with a framing essay by cultural theorist Donna Haraway).
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ISBN 9780262042499
Released NZ 15 Jul 2008
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Series Leonardo
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ISBN-13 9780262042499
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Imprint MIT Press
Released 15 Jul 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) Introduction by Da Costa, Beatriz
Introduction by Philip, Kavita
Foreword by Dumit, Joseph
Series Leonardo
Category Theory Of Art
Cultural Studies
Political Science & Theory
Biology & Life Sciences
Number of Pages 536
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 306.45
Weight 998g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Technological innovations - Social aspects, Art and science, Biotechnology - Social aspects, Biology - Social aspects, Biopolitics
NBS Text Cultural Studies
ONIX Text College/higher education

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