2008

Women in Biotechnology

Creating Interfaces

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-8610-6 (Print) 978-1-4020-8611-3 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv

  2. Women Scientists in Biotechnological Research

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      Pages 1-31

      Introduction

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      Pages 35-69

      Heading Blithely Down the Garden Path? Some Entry Points into Current Debates on Women and Biotechnologies

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      Pages 71-91

      Seeking A Seat at the Policy Table: Engaging Women in Biotechnology Research and in Decision Making

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      Pages 93-106

      Perception and Attitudes Towards Biotechnology in Hungary

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      Pages 107-120

      Contribution of Bulgarian Women to Plant Biotechnology: Institute of Genetics Case

  3. Bodies, Cultures and Scientific Metaphors

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      Pages 123-142

      Embryo Transfer: A View from the United Kingdom

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      Pages 143-160

      Dividual Systems & Ultraneoteny

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      Pages 161-170

      ‘Pop-Genes’: The Symbolic Effects of the Release of ‘Genes’ into Ordinary Speech

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      Pages 171-181

      The Organizational Construction of the Body in Assisted Reproductive Technologies

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      Pages 183-197

      What’s in a Name? The Importance of Nomenclature in Biotechnology

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      Pages 199-216

      Egg Donation in the UK: Tracing Emergent Networks of Feminist Engagement in Relation to HFEA Policy Shifts in 2006

  4. Environmental Effects of Biotechnology

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      Pages 219-236

      Seeking the New Biotechnological Fix? Public Health Genetics and Environmental Justice Policy in the United States

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      Pages 237-255

      Technological Challenges: Asbestos Past Experiences, Nanoparticles Future Developments

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      Pages 257-262

      Affective Implications of GM Food on Social and Individual Integrity: An Ethical Approach

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      Pages 263-275

      Women’s Perceptions of Biotechnologies: The Case of Genetically Modified Foods in Switzerland

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      Pages 277-284

      A Transdisciplinary Approach to Face the Plant Gene Transfer Technique: From Laboratory to Society

  5. Facing Impact: Society and Biotechnology

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      Pages 287-301

      Gender and Justice in the Gene Age: The Challenges Presented by Reproductive and Genetic Biotechnologies

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      Pages 303-314

      Health Risks and Benefits from Biotechnology

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      Pages 315-330

      Biodiversity of Romania Stressed by Transgenic Cultures?

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      Pages 331-338

      The Social and Economic Impact of GM Crops: The Case of the Herbicide Tolerance Trait

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 340-352