Pigoons, Rakunks and Crakers: Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake and Genetically Engineered Animals in a (Latourian) Hybrid World

  title={Pigoons, Rakunks and Crakers: Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake and Genetically Engineered Animals in a (Latourian) Hybrid World},
  author={Jay Sanderson},
  journal={Law and Humanities},
  pages={218 - 239}
  • J. Sanderson
  • Published 30 October 2013
  • Sociology
  • Law and Humanities
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