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Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology #08: Living and Working with the New Medical Technologies: Intersections of Inquiry

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This stimulating collection of essays, a product of a dialogue among anthropologists, sociologists, and philosopher-historians, focuses on the newly created biomedical technologies and their practical applications. Drawing on ethnographic and historical case studies, the authors show how biomedical technologies are produced through the agencies of tools and techniques, scientists and doctors, funding bodies, patients, and the public. Despite shared concerns, the authors achieve no consensus about their research objectives, and deep epistemological divides clearly remain, making for provocative reading.

Synopsis:

This interdisciplinary collection on newly created biomedical technologies and their practical application reveals how biomedical technologies are produced through the agencies of tools and techniques, scientists and doctors, funding bodies, patients, clients, and the public. Despite shared concerns, there is little consensus among contributors about the objectives of their research.

Synopsis:

Interdisciplinary collection of essays on the influence and development of new medical technologies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Alberto Cambrosio, Allan Young and Margaret Lock; Part I. Epochal Transitions? Biomedicine and the Transformation of Socionature: 2. Beyond nature and culture: modes of reasoning in the age of molecular biology and medicine Hans-Jorg Rheinberger; 3. Epochs, presents, events Paul Rabinow; Part II. Laboratories and Clinics: The Material Culture of Biomedicine: 4. Trustworthy knowledge and desperate patients: clinical tests for new drugs from cancer to AIDS Ilana Lowy; 5. Pathology and the clinic: an ethnographic presentation of two atheroscleroses Annemarie Mol; 6. 'Real compared to what?': diagnosing leukemias and lymphomas Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio; 7. History, hystery, and psychiatric styles of reasoning Allan Young; Part III. Technologies and Bodies: The Extended Networks of Biomedicine: 8. Screening the body: the Pap smear and the mammogram Patricia A. Kaufert; 9. Extra chromosomes and blue tulips: medico-familial interpretations Rayna Rapp; 10. When explanations rest: 'good-enough' brain science and the new sociomedical disorders Joseph Dumit; 11. On dying twice: culture, technology, and the determination of death Margaret Lock; 12. The practice of organ transplants: networks, documents, translations Veena Das.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521655682
Editor:
Lock, Margaret M.
Editor:
Young, Alan
Editor:
Lock, Margaret
Editor:
Young, Alan
Author:
Lock, Margaret
Author:
Cambrosio, Alberto
Author:
Lock, Margaret M.
Author:
Harwood, Alan
Author:
Young, Allan
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, UK
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Medical anthropology
Subject:
Medical technology
Subject:
Medical innovations
Subject:
Technology, Medical
Subject:
Medical innovations -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Medical technology -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Technology, Medical -- trends.
Subject:
Anthropology -- trends.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology
Series Volume:
08
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 figures
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
8.91x5.98x.64 in. .93 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This interdisciplinary collection on newly created biomedical technologies and their practical application reveals how biomedical technologies are produced through the agencies of tools and techniques, scientists and doctors, funding bodies, patients, clients, and the public. Despite shared concerns, there is little consensus among contributors about the objectives of their research.
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