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Title: Living and Working with the New Medical Technologies: Intersections of Inquiry
Description: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000. orig.boards. 24x16cm, ix, 295 pp. Series: Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology, 8.. Some rubbing. Binding corner bumps. VG. Contents: Epochal Transitions? Biomedicine and the Transformation of Socionature: Beyond nature and culture: modes of reasoning in the age of molecular biology and medicine [Hans-Jorg Rheinberger]; Epochs, presents, events [Paul Rabinow]; Laboratories and Clinics: The Material Culture of Biomedicine: Trustworthy knowledge and desperate patients: clinical tests for new drugs from cancer to AIDS [Ilana Lowy]; Pathology and the clinic: an ethnographic presentation of two atheroscleroses [Annemarie Mol]; 'Real compared to what?': diagnosing leukemias and lymphomas [Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio]; History, hystery, and psychiatric styles of reasoning [Allan Young]; Technologies and Bodies: The Extended Networks of Biomedicine: Screening the body: the Pap smear and the mammogram [Patricia A. Kaufert]; Extra chromosomes and blue tulips: medico-familial interpretations [Rayna Rapp]; When explanations rest: 'good-enough' brain science and the new sociomedical disorders [Joseph Dumit]; On dying twice: culture, technology, and the determination of death [Margaret Lock]; The practice of organ transplants: networks, documents, translations [Veena Das]. ["This stimulating collection of essays is the product of face-to- face dialogues among anthropologists, sociologists, and philosopher- historians, all of whom focus their attention on the newly created biomedical technologies and their application in practice. Drawing on ethnographic and historical case studies, the authors show how biomedical technologies are produced through the agencies of tools and ..." -

Keywords: Medical Anthropology, Technology, Medicine, Innovations, Ethnography, Social Sociology, , , ,

Price: US$ 65.00 Seller: Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark
- Book number: BOOKS014232I


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