Technology and Medical Practice: Blood, Guts and Machines

Technology and Medical Practice: Blood, Guts and Machines

by Boel Berner, Ericka Johnson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317046387
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Series: Theory, Technology and Society
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ericka Johnson in a postdoctoral researcher in the Division for Science and Technology Studies at University of Gothenburg, Sweden Boel Berner is a professor in the Department of Technology and Social Change at Linköping University, Sweden.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: technology and medical practice: blood, guts and machines, Ericka Johnson and Boel Berner; Part 1 Judging Bodies: Defining the pubescent body: 3 cases of biomedicine's approach to 'pathology', Celia Roberts; Learning to produce, see and say the (ab)normal: professional vision in ultrasound scanning during pregnancy, Kerstin Sandell; Accounting for incoherent bodies, Dawn Goodwin and Maggie Mort. Part 2 Simulating Bodies: The anatomy of a surgical simulation: the mutual articulation of bodies in and through the machine, Rachel Prentice; Blonde birth machines: medical simulation, techno-corporeality and posthuman feminism, Jenny Sundén; Simulating medical patients and practices: bodies and the construction of valid medical simulators, Ericka Johnson. Part 3 Linking Bodies and Machines: Emotion work: abjection and electronic foetal monitoring, Petra Jonvallen; Incorporating machines into laboratory work: acting on concepts of humanness and machineness, Corinna Kruse; (Dis)connecting bodies: blood donation and technical change, Sweden 1915-1950, Boel Berner. Epilogue: Moving nature/culture, Lucy Suchman; Index

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