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The Promissory Future ( s ) of Education : Rethinking scientific literacy in the era of biocapitalism

@inproceedings{Layton2013ThePF,
  title={The Promissory Future ( s ) of Education : Rethinking scientific literacy in the era of biocapitalism},
  author={Layton and ierce},
  year={2013}
}
This article investigates the biopolitical dimensions that have grown out of the union between biocapitalism and current science education reform in the US. Drawing on science and technology study theorists, I utilize the analytics of promissory valuation and salvationary discourses to understand how scientific literacy in the neo-Sputnik era has deeply involved educational life in biocapitalist circuits of exchange and production. I lay out this emerging terrain of ‘futuricity’ through a… Expand

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