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Author Dijck, José van

Title The transparent body : a cultural analysis of medical imaging / by José van Dijck
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xii, 193 pages) : illustrations
Series In vivo
In vivo (Seattle, Wash.)
Contents Mediated bodies and the ideal of transparency -- The operation film as a mediated freak show -- Bodyworlds: the art of plastinated cadavers -- Fantastic voyages in the age of endoscopy -- X-ray vision in Thomas Mann's Magic mountain -- Ultrasound and the visible fetus -- Digital cadavers and virtual dissection
Summary Annotation "Drawing on examples that are international in scope, The Transparent Body examines the dissemination of medical images to a popular audience, advancing the argument that medical imaging technologies are the material embodiment of collective desires and fantasies - the most pervasive of which is the ideal of transparency itself. The Transparent Body traces the cultural context and wider social impact of such medical imaging practices as X-ray and endoscropy, ultrasound imaging of fetuses, the filming and broadcasting of surgical operations, the creation of plastinated corpses for display as art objects, and the use of digitized cadavers in anatomical study."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Diagnostic imaging -- Social aspects
Diagnostic imaging -- History
Medicine and the humanities.
Mass Media -- trends
Human Body
Diagnostic Imaging -- history
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
SCIENCE -- General.
Diagnostic imaging.
Medicine and the humanities.
Sektion Medizin
Menschlicher Überrest
Visuelle Medien
Bildgebendes Verfahren
Beeldverwerkende diagnostiek.
Sociale aspecten.
Culturele aspecten.
Menselijk lichaam.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004023548
ISBN 9780295990354