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Global Perspectives on Stem Cell Technologies

Editors: Bharadwaj, Aditya (Ed.)

  • Offers a truly multi-disciplinary conversation on stem cell technologies
  • Capitalises on the growing engagement with stem cell research by social scientists
  • Exemplifes how global processes might be studied through the lens of new medical technologies
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About this book

This book takes as its point of departure a humble cell lying on the intersection of ideas as diverse and yet interlaced as life, knowledge, commerce, governance, and ethics. It seeks to deepen the understanding of stem cell entities and the concerns, hopes, and aspirations that shape and make them viable therapeutic entities in the context of rapid globalization. Several key intersections between individual, group, and institutional relationships have become central to locating and debating the production of stem cells today. 

This edited collection addresses three overarching concerns: regenerating the notion of ethics, the emerging therapeutic horizons, and the position of the patient. As a whole this book seeks to explain how stem cells are accommodated, contested, and used in contemporary India and around the globe through an informed unpacking of issues underpinning contestation and promotion bestriding these technological developments. 

The authors offer a truly multi-disciplinary perspective, stimulating conversation between the social sciences, biological sciences and the patient. The concerns expressed and highlighted by these conversations are embedded in a vast geo-political expanse stretching from India to Euro-America and will be of great interest to academics and practitioners across fields including science technology studies, medicine and international development.

About the authors

Aditya Bharadwaj is professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. In 2013 he was awarded a European Research Council Consolidator Grant to examine the burgeoning rise of stem cell biotechnologies in India. He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and edited collections, and has authored several books.

Reviews

“Stem cells circulate the globe today in settings where patient desperation confronts regulatory confusion and commercial expectation bumps up against ethical ambiguity. In Bharadwaj's fearless editorial hands, the intersection of these forces, centering on novel Indian therapies, comes alive through voices ranging from academic and reflective to passionate and deeply personal. The book may haunt, destabilize or challenge. It will not bore.” (Sheila Jasnoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Stem Cell Intersections: Perspectives and Experiences

    Bharadwaj, Aditya

    Pages 1-24

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  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Cells Do Fly

    Franklin, Sarah

    Pages 27-49

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  • Intersections of Technological and Regulatory Zones in Regenerative Medicine

    Hogle, Linda F.

    Pages 51-84

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  • Staging Scientific Selves and Pluripotent Cells in South Korea and Japan

    Middlebrooks, Marcie (et al.)

    Pages 85-114

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  • Establishment and Use of Injectable Human Embryonic Stem Cells for Clinical Application

    Shroff, Geeta

    Pages 117-151

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63787-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63786-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Perspectives on Stem Cell Technologies
Editors
  • Aditya Bharadwaj
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63787-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63787-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63786-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 243
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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