Cyborgs and Citadels: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies / Edition 1

Cyborgs and Citadels: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies / Edition 1

by Gary Lee Downey, Donna Haraway, Deborah Heath, David J. Hess
     
 

ISBN-10: 0933452977

ISBN-13: 9780933452978

Pub. Date: 03/01/1998

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780933452978
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Series:
School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface3
1Locating and Intervening: An Introduction5
2Real-Time Fetus: The Role of the Sonogram in the Age of Monitored Reproduction31
3AIDS, Knowledge, and Discrimination in the Inner City: An Anthropological Analysis of the Experiences of Injection Drug Users49
4Bodies, Antibodies, and Modest Interventions67
5A Digital Image of the Category of the Person: PET Scanning and Objective Self-Fashioning83
6Iconic Devices: Toward an Ethnography of Physics Images103
7Engineering Selves: Hiring In to a Contested Field of Education117
8If You're Thinking of Living in STS: A Guide for the Perplexed143
9Ethnographic Fetishism or Cyborg Anthropology?: Human Scientists, Rebellious Rats, and Their Mazes at El Delirio and in the Land of the Long White Cloud165
10Science as a Practice: The Higher Indifference and Mediated Curiosity193
11Mice into Wormholes: A Comment on the Nature of No Nature209
Corridor Talk245
References265
Index301
Illustrations
Tables

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