[OPE-L] capitalization of stock in a biotech age

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Wed Jan 31 2007 - 00:23:37 EST

As Sarah Franklin has argued, in vol 3 of Capital Marx discusses the
capitalization of cattle and sheep breeding in his account of the
process in which capital became an independent and dominant force in
agriculture; Franklin suggests that, in many ways, the cloning of
Dolly the sheep--made possible not only through investment of venture
capital and with the aim of creating transgenic bioreactor sheep that
could create marketable enzymes for treating human diseases in their
milk--binds the oldest definitions of capital as stock to the newest
forms that this takes in contemporary biocapital.
 From Nikolas Rose, The Politics of Life Itself, Princeton Univ Press,
2006,  p. 265-66

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