The genome incorporated: constructing biodigital identity

O'Riordan, Kate (2010) The genome incorporated: constructing biodigital identity. Theory, technology and society . Ashgate, London. ISBN 978-0-7546-7851-9

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Abstract

The Genome Incorporated examines the proliferation of human genomics across contemporary media cultures. It explores questions about what it means for a technoscience to thoroughly saturate everyday life, and places the interrogation of the science/media relationship at the heart of this enquiry. The book develops a number of case studies in the mediation and consumption of genomics, including: the emergence of new direct-to-the-consumer bioinformatics companies; the mundane propagation of testing and genetic information through lifestyle television programming; and public and private engagements with art and science institutions and events. Through these novel sites, this book examines the proliferating circuits of production and consumption of genetic information and theorizes this as a process of incorporation. Its wide-ranging case studies ensure its appeal to readers across the social sciences.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Depositing User: Kate O'Riordan
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 09:30
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 16:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38498
Google Scholar:4 Citations

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