Palladino, Paolo (2011) Miranda’s Story:Molecules, Populations and the Ageing Organism. History of the Human Sciences, 24 (5). pp. 1-20.Full text not available from this repository.
Biomedicine is today transforming the human condition, but how such transformation is to be understood is a matter of debate. I seek to contribute to the debate by focusing on recent developments within a relatively novel subfield of gerontology which is engaged in the bio-molecular and bio-demographic characterization of the processes associated with the development of the organism from birth to death. I argue that these developments aid understanding of the conceptual difficulties confronting neo-Darwinian biological thought and poststructuralist social theory as one decentres the organism and the other the subject.
|Journal or Publication Title:||History of the Human Sciences|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ageing ; biology ; death ; Gilles Deleuze ; Michel Foucault ; Martin Heidegger ; philosophy|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History|
|Deposited On:||22 Sep 2011 15:28|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 19:34|
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