Miranda’s Story:Molecules, Populations and the Ageing Organism

Palladino, Paolo (2011) Miranda’s Story:Molecules, Populations and the Ageing Organism. History of the Human Sciences, 24 (5). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1461-720X

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Abstract

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.

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Journal Article
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History of the Human Sciences
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22 Sep 2011 14:28
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Yes
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Published
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29 Jan 2020 07:28