12,000

We have over 12,000 students, from over 100 countries, within one of the safest campuses in the UK

93%

93% of Lancaster students go into work or further study within six months of graduating

Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Imagination and technoscientific innovations: g...
View graph of relations

« Back

Imagination and technoscientific innovations: governance of transgenic cows in New Zealand

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published

Journal publication date2011
JournalSocial Studies of Science
Journal number1
Volume40
Number of pages25
Pages59-83
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper examines a controversial research programme aimed at the production of transgenic cows in New Zealand. It emphasizes the contested representation of the research, in its promotion, in its governance, and in the opposition sparked amongst environmental/anti-genetic modification groups and within the Māori community. The paper contends that the case of New Zealand’s genetically modified cows certainly reveals some unique features of the prevailing economic, geographical and cultural context, but nonetheless has salience for the broader understanding of the promotion, public reception and governance of genetic modification.