Cyborgs and Citadels: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies

Cyborgs and Citadels: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies

by Gary Lee Downey, Emily Martin, Sarah Williams, Paul Rabinow
     
 

Some of the country's most influential thinkers use anthropological methods and theories to examine the practices and practitioners of contemporary science, technology, and medicine in the United States. The authors explore such questions as how science gains authority to direct truth practices, the boundaries between humans and machines, and how science, technology,… See more details below

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Some of the country's most influential thinkers use anthropological methods and theories to examine the practices and practitioners of contemporary science, technology, and medicine in the United States. The authors explore such questions as how science gains authority to direct truth practices, the boundaries between humans and machines, and how science, technology, and medicine contribute to the fashioning of selves.

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From a week-long seminar in October 1993 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 11 essays explore such questions as the Citadel problem of how science gains authority to direct truth practices; the boundaries between humans and machines; and the Cyborg problem of how science, technology, and medicine contribute to the fashioning of everyday lives and selves. They report from a prenatal sonogram program, an inner-city AIDS clinic, a molecular biotechnology lab, a center for brain imaging technology, and other corners of the industrial wilds. Distributed in the US by University of Washington Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780933452961
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Series:
Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.02(d)

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