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Hardcover | $9.75 Short | £6.95 | ISBN: 9780262201551 | 464 pp. | 7 x 9 in | 15 illus.| May 2005
Paperback | $27.95 Trade | £19.95 | ISBN: 9780262701167 | 464 pp. | 7 x 9 in | 15 illus.| September 2006

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The Global Genome

Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture

About the Author

Eugene Thacker is Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


“An analytical and theoretical tour de force. The Global Genome is that rare thing: a book that combines a confident knowledge of biotechnology with a sharp eye for theory, with pyrotechnic results. Thacker maps a biopolitical economy of recombinant capital, biomaterial labor, technologies, biowar, and colonialism, a construct that wreaks havoc on our understanding of what a body is, what it can do, and what it can be made to do in the age of biotechnology. An eye-opener for the non-expert, and an essential contribution for researchers and students.”
Tiziana Terranova, Department of Sociology, University at Essex
“Eugene Thacker has written an indispensibable overview of current trends and developments in the technosphere of the life sciences, changes that are having a tremendous, though often latent, impat on everday life on a global scale. What separates Thacker's work from other similar attempts is his brilliant critical framing of the issues, as well as his unrelenting grounding of life science and its attendant technologies within the larger field of political economy. This volume is a powerful interdisciplinary work, in the most authentic sense of the term.”
Steven Kurtz, State University of New York at Buffalo, Member, Critical Art Ensemble