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Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction$
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Lars Schmeink

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781781383766

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
Source:
Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction
Author(s):

Lars Schmeink

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.003.0001

Chapter 1, "Introduction," is a short opening on the thematic field of the book, providing the initial ideas on the relevance of and shift towards biology as the central discipline for scientific, technological, and social progress in the 21st century, the specific appeal of science fiction to analyze the representation of scientific progress and its social consequences, and the importance of utopian thought for the practice of sociology.

Keywords:   Social theory, Liquid modernity, Biology, Science fiction

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