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Title The atomized body : the cultural life of stem cells, genes and neurons / edited by Max Liljefors, Susanne Lundin & Andréa Wiszmeg
Published Lund, Sweden : Nordic Academic Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (8 unnumbered pages og plates, 239 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Moral Accounting; 2. A Molecular Body in a Digital Society; 3. Medical Need, Ethical Scepticism; 4. Ambivalent Embodiment; 5. Interlacing the Brain, Contextualizing the Body; 6. Neuronal Fantasies; 7. The Scan-Portrait; 8. Credibility and Legitimacy; About the Authors
Summary Referring to the focus of the biosciences on molecular ""particles"" of the human biology-such as stem cells, genes, and neurons-this account examines the relationships between culture, society, and bioscientific research. Showing that the atomized body is indeed socially and culturally embedded, in plural and complex ways, it argues that biomedicine and biotechnology do not only intersect with the human body, but also reshape our perceptions of selfhood and life. From a multidisciplinary perspective, this volume explores the biosciences and the atomized body in their social, cultural, and phi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Ethnology.
Biomedical Technology
Genetic engineering.
Technology and civilization.
Form Electronic book
Author Innodata Copy, editor
Liljefors, Max, 1963- editor
Lundin, Susanne, editor
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