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Dreamscapes of ModernitySociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power$
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Sheila Jasanoff and Sang-Hyun Kim

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226276496

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226276663.001.0001

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Consuming Biotechnology

Consuming Biotechnology

Genetically Modified Rice in China

(p.219) Ten Consuming Biotechnology
Dreamscapes of Modernity

Nancy N. Chen

University of Chicago Press

This chapter focuses on China's sociotechnical imaginaries with respect to genetically modified rice, which has become the new locus of forging sovereignty in the face of disparity and projected futures of scarcity. The chapter shows that biotechnology serves as a platform for contemporary formations of governance in the People's Republic by ensuring the collective good in terms of adequate food sources and other material resources, and also how growing environmental concerns shape new contexts for Chinese biotechnology.

Keywords:   sociotechnical imaginary, biotechnology, food security, genetically modified rice, consumption, China

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