“O que estamos a fazer?”: Ensaio sobre a economia política da promessa do novo imaginário biomédico

Translated title of the contribution: "What are we busy doing?": An essay on new biomedical imaginary's political economy of promise

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Abstract

Sheila Jasanoff identified three key issues that could interfere with the co-production of futures in the context of the political economy of promise: the predominance of private organizations in the articulation and propagation of the imaginary; the existence of tensions over the definition of desirable futures; and the quality of the imaginary as translators of a society's understanding about good and evil. This essay reflects on the implications of the political economy of the promise of the new biomedicine in the production of the imagined futures by analysing these three issues through a cosmopolitical approach, following Isabelle Stengers' famous proposal, that is, starting from the question: “what are we busy doing?”.
Translated title of the contribution"What are we busy doing?": An essay on new biomedical imaginary's political economy of promise
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)13-57
Number of pages45
JournalTAE - Trabalhos de Antropologia e Etnologia
Volume60
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • political economy of promise
  • vanguard visions
  • socio-technical imaginary
  • biomedicine
  • hope

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

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