After the Genome: A Language for Our Biotechnological Future (Hardback)
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After the Genome: A Language for Our Biotechnological Future (Hardback)

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Hardback 339 Pages / Published: 01/04/2013
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Biotechnological advancements during the last half-century have forced humanity to come to grips with the possibility of a post-human future. The ever-evolving opinions about how society should anticipate this biotechnological frontier demand a language that will describe our new future and discuss its ethics. After the Genome brings together expert voices from the realms of ethics, rhetoric, religion, and science to help lead complex conversations about end-of-life care, the relationship between sin and medicine, and the protection of human rights in a post-human world. With chapters on the past and future of the science-warfare narrative, the rhetoric of care and its effect on those suffering, black rhetoric and biotechnology, planning for the end of life, regenerative medicine, and more, After the Genome yields great insight into the human condition and moves us forward toward a genuinely humane approach to who we are and who we are becoming.

Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 9781602586857
Number of pages: 339
Weight: 22 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Hyde and Herrick guide us in thinking critically about the terms, rhetorical dimensions, and stakes involved in the extraordinarily important investigation, innovation, and debate surrounding our biotechnological future. They gather a diverse dozen sages of biotechnological wisdom, give them an incisive framework for discussion, and invite us to listen, reflect, and travel into the future we are forming." --Russel Hirst Director, Program in Technical Communication and Associate Professor of English, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
" After the Genome explores the role rhetoric and the varieties of language practices associated with the emerging world of biotechnology. The chapters raise important questions: When does care and therapy turn into enhancement? Does our enthusiasm for advancements turn a blind eye to ethical issues? After the Genome is a must-read for those interested in the rhetoric and ethics of medicine and for those monitoring the development of transhumanism as a normative narrative." --Dale L. Sullivan, Professor of English, North Dakota State University
"The power of language! This is an insightful volume that brings added understanding to Sartre's argument that 'words are loaded pistols.' After the Genome is an important contribution to the continuing debate on the impact of the biotechnology revolution." --Teresa L. Thompson, editor of Health Communication and Professor of Communication, University of Dayton

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