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Know Soc V 916 / Edition 1

Know Soc V 916 / Edition 1


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Part of a series examining different aspects of knowledge and society, this volume focuses on the anthropology of science and technology. Divided into three parts, it covers: the reconstruction of medical science and technology; science and technology at large; and discipline, culture and power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892329731
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 12/01/1992
Series: Knowledge & Society Studies in the Socio
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface, David J. Hess and Linda L. Layne; introduction - the new ethnography and the anthropology of science and technology, David J. Hess. Part 1 Reconstructing medical science and technology: of fetuses and angels - fragmentation and integration in narratives of pregnancy loss, Linda L. Layne; the technocratic body and the organic body - cultural models for women's birth choices, Robbie E. David-Floyd; blaming the user in medical informatics - the cultural nature of scientific practice, Diana E. Forsythe. Part 2 Science and technology at large: multiple contexts, multiple meanings - scientists in the European space agency, Stacia E. Zabusky; CAD/CAM saves the nation? toward an anthropology of technology, Gary L. Downey; severing the ties - fragmentation and dignity in late modernity, Paul Rabinow. Part 3 Discipline, culture and power: the anthropology of the academy - when we are the indians, Roberto Kant de Lima; disciplining heterodoxy, circumventing discipline - parapsychology, anthropologically, David J. Hess.

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