Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era Paperback – Feb 20 2008
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Melinda Cooper's forceful Life as Surplus is a political economy of the exploitation of life in the biotech era that exposes the modes of re/production attuned to late twentieth-century neoliberal capitalism..Cooper's brilliant and inventive mapping of prevailing contemporary biopolitical imaginaries is precious.(Biosocieties)
A fascinating study of speculative impulses that serve as the foundation of increasingly commercialized life sciences.(Book News)
Life as Surplus is interesting, and examines some of the fundamentals of science practice...Well written, a nd well documented. Useful for professionals and for academic coursework on science and society. Recommended.(Choice)
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) See all Product Description
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