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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press (April 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 029598791X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0295987910
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 17.8 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #460,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A book of topical timeliness and conceptual and political importance. Cooper reads two terms-biopolitics and neoliberalism-in exciting, exceptional ways, and provides an astute account of contemporary American political culture." Kaushik Sunder Rajan, author of Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life [Duke University Press] ...it fills a knowledge gap in fields too many radicals usually ignore: biotechnology, tissue-engineering, stem cell research and AIDS...we would recommend this book to all radicals. - Mute Magazine, 21st October 2008

About the Author

Melinda Cooper is a research fellow with the Centre for Biomedicine and Society, Kings College London.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Highly recommended Oct. 24 2008
By Jake O'Connor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Insightful, innovative, highly readable, though at times dense. Cooper provides a novel analysis of the encounter between neoliberal innovation economies, biotechnology and the religious right. The strength of the book lies in its theoretical rigour and historical detail. It also advances some provocative ideas about the nature of neoliberal economics, namely that its long-term success is fed by its own regulation/deregulation dynamics.
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Prescient, smart & vital Aug. 14 2011
By C. Berrigan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A prescient & insightful contribution not only to Science & Technology Studies, but to broader dialogues about biopolitics, markets, capitalism and environmentalism. I find myself recommending this book to many people whose interests and scholarship cross a wide spectrum. I can't wait for her next book.


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