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dc.contributor.advisorWigley, Simonen_US
dc.contributor.authorÇevik, Neslihan Kevseren_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T10:59:43Z
dc.date.available2016-07-01T10:59:43Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/29439
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn recent decades the problems posed by modern genetics has increasingly become a subject of debate within the social sciences. Those debates lead us to ask whether genetics is strictly a scientific endeavor. That begs a further question which forms the focus of this study: What else is modern genetics besides being a scientific concern? The aim of the thesis, therefore, is to begin to ask what genetic science really is. In order to achieve that goal the thesis seeks to examine gene technology through Foucaultian eyes. With that in mind Chapter I sketches an interpretation of Michel Foucault’s theoretical position. On the basis of that chapter, it can be argued that he conceives of power as the painstaking control of the life conditions of the body. Such a conceptualization of power interprets the government of the body both in terms of the tactics of domination and in terms of the techniques of the self. Chapter 2, by showing the way in which he applied this conceptualization to historical experiences provides us ii with an intriguing perspective through which to consider what modern genetics is. That archaeological approach conceives the constitution of new modalities of power in terms of dislocations and discursive transformations. Chapter 3 seeks to apply that interpretation of Foucault to modern genetics. As a result of such a reading, it is argued that modern genetics is not only a scientific concern, but also a new technique of the self (ethopolitics) and a new tactic of domination (molecular politics.)en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityÇevik, Neslihan Kevseren_US
dc.format.extentvi, 116 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectMichel Foucaulten_US
dc.subjectMolecular norm and Genetico-medical discourseen_US
dc.subjectMolecular perfectionen_US
dc.subjectThis study also provides new conceptualizations for further studies such asen_US
dc.subjectHomo-ethopoliticusen_US
dc.subjectEthopoliticsen_US
dc.subjectMolecular politicsen_US
dc.subjectSubmicroscopic levelen_US
dc.subjectSomatic individualen_US
dc.subjectMolecular risken_US
dc.subjectGenetic Counselingen_US
dc.subjectGenetic Scienceen_US
dc.subjectArchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectSelfen_US
dc.subjectDiscourseen_US
dc.subjectGaze-poweren_US
dc.subjectKnowledge-poweren_US
dc.subjectEugenicsen_US
dc.subject.lccB2430 .C48 2003en_US
dc.subject.lcshGenetics Moral and ethical aspectsen_US
dc.titleA Foucaultian reading of genetic science : archaeologizing the science of the geneen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB071877


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