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Author Rose, Nikolas S., author.

Title Politics of life itself : biomedicine, power, and subjectivity in the twenty-first century / Nikolas Rose.

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 350 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Information series
In-formation series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-339) and index.
Summary "For centuries, medicine aimed to treat abnormalities. But today normality itself is open to medical modification. Equipped with a new molecular understanding of bodies and minds, and new techniques for manipulating basic life processes at the level of molecules, cells, and genes, medicine now seeks to manage human vital processes. The Politics of Life Itself offers a much-needed examination of recent developments in the life sciences and biomedicine that have led to the widespread politicization of medicine, human life, and biotechnology." "Avoiding the hype of popular science and the pessimism of most social science, Nikolas Rose analyzes contemporary molecular biopolitics, examining developments in genomics, neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychopharmacology and the ways they have affected racial politics, crime control, and psychiatry. Rose analyzes the transformation of biomedicine from the practice of healing to the government of life; the new emphasis on treating disease susceptibilities rather than disease; the shift in our understanding of the patient; the emergence of new forms of medical activism; the rise of biocapital; and the mutations in biopower. He concludes that these developments have profound consequences for who we think we are, and who we want to be. Book jacket."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgments; List of Acronyms; Introduction; Chapter 1 Biopolitics in the Twenty-First Century; Chapter 2 Politics and Life; Chapter 3 An Emergent Form of Life?; Chapter 4 At Genetic Risk; Chapter 5 Biological Citizens; Chapter 6 Race in the Age of Genomic Medicine; Chapter 7 Neurochemical Selves; Chapter 8 The Biology of Control; Afterword Somatic Ethics and the Spirit of Biocapital; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Subject Bioethics.
Medical innovations -- Social aspects.
Bioethical Issues [MESH]
Biotechnology -- ethics [mesh]
Médecine -- Innovations -- Aspect social.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Business Ethics.
SCIENCE -- Biotechnology.
Medizinische Ethik
Politieke aspecten.
Ethische aspecten.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Rose, Nikolas S. Politics of life itself. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007 9780691121918 (DLC) 2006932070 (OCoLC)71238908
ISBN 9781400827503 (electronic bk.)
1400827507 (electronic bk.)
9780691121901 (alk. paper)
0691121907 (alk. paper)
9780691121918 (alk. paper, pbk.)
0691121915 (alk. paper, pbk.)
Standard No. DEBBG BV043014068
DEBBG BV043059997
DEBBG BV044142055
DEBSZ 444765921
DEBSZ 446498130
GBVCP 1003643833
NLGGC 328513563
NZ1 16078259

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