Genomes, gender and the psychodynamics of a scientific crisis: a psychoanalytic reading of Michael Crichton's genomics novels

  title={Genomes, gender and the psychodynamics of a scientific crisis: a psychoanalytic reading of Michael Crichton's genomics novels},
  author={Hub Zwart},
  journal={New Genetics and Society},
  pages={1 - 24}
  • H. Zwart
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • New Genetics and Society
Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was a prolific writer of “science novels”, portraying the psychodynamics and sociodynamics of genomics and other NBIC (Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information technology and Cognitive science) fields, fostering critical reflection on their societal dimensions. Science novels may serve as “literary experiments”, as windows into the (future) impacts of current research. Although on the surface level Crichton's books may be seen as entertaining bestsellers, an in… Expand


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