Expectations that people should live—even under extreme conditions of crisis, neglect, and poverty—now combine with doubts about the capacity of states to provide for their populations. One result has been a set of technologies built around minimalist forms of care. Created by a heterogeneous movement of corporations as well as nonprofit organizations, they attempt to respond to poverty and disaster through ethical design.
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Peter Redfield; Bioexpectations: Life Technologies as Humanitarian Goods. Public Culture 1 January 2012; 24 (1 (66)): 157–184. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-1443592
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