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Imagenation

Popular Images of Genetics

Authors: Van Dijck, José

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Genetics seems more popular then ever. DNA technology not only sustains large areas of biomedicine and business, but also prevails in social and legal practices and takes root in cultural products. Since the late 1950s, the public image of genetics metamorphosed from a suspect branch of research into a thriving, well-funded field of biomedicine. Images and imaginations have played a crucial role in the popularization of genetic knowledge. The media played up images of engineered bugs, scientists promoted images of selfish genes and science fiction writers infested the imagination with stories of cloned monsters. Imag e nation examines the role of science, journalism and fiction in the popularization of genetics.

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Ms Jose Van Dijck

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'...stimulating and helpful.' - Jon Turvey, Public Understanding of Science


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Dijck, José

  • Popular Images of Genetics

    Pages 5-32

    Dijck, José

  • Biofears and Biofantasies

    Pages 33-62

    Dijck, José

  • Biohazards and Bioethics

    Pages 63-90

    Dijck, José

  • Biobucks and Biomania

    Pages 91-118

    Dijck, José

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagenation
Book Subtitle
Popular Images of Genetics
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37266-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230372665
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 235
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