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Technologized images, technologized bodies.


Technologized images, technologized bodies.

Ed. by Jeanette Edwards et al.

Berghahn Books


262 pages




Nine papers on technologies, images, and bodies were selected for this volume from presentations to the Fifth Decennial Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth, held in Manchester in July 2003, which pivoted on the theme of Anthropology and Science. Among the topics are drugs for life in an era of direct-to-consumer advertising, a comparison of the different meanings attributed to brain scans by scientists and patients, an ethnography of Indian gastroenterologists, insulin pumps incorporated in young people's bodies and lives, and wearable augmentations as imaginaries of the informed body. A companion volume of papers from the conference, Anthropology and Science: Epistemologies in Practice, was published is 2007.

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