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Title Biomedicine as culture : instrumental practices, technoscientific knowledge, and new modes of life / edited by Regula Valérie Burri and Joseph Dumit.

Published New York : Routledge, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  610.28 BIOM    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 251 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge studies in science, technology and society ; 6
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Social and cultural studies of biomedicine -- 1. Medicalizing culture(s) or culturalizing medicine(s) / Stefan Beck -- 2. Metaphors of medicine and the culture of healing : historical perspectives / Jakob Tanner -- 3. Medicine as practice and culture : the analysis of border regimes and the necessity of a hermeneutics of physical bodies / Gesa Lindemann -- Pt. II. Epistemic practices and material culture(s) -- 4. The future is now : locating biomarkers for dementia / Margaret Lock -- 5. Embodied action, enacted bodies : the example of hypoglycaemia / Annemarie Mol and John Law -- 6. Sociotechnical anatomy : technology, space, and body in the MRI unit / Regula Valerie Burri -- 7. Risk and safety in the operating theater : an ethnographic study of sociotechnical practices / Cornelius Schubert -- Pt. III. Biomedical knowledge in context -- 8. Genomic susceptibility as an emergent form of life? : genetic testing, identity, and the remit of medicine / Nikolas Rose -- 9. Susceptible individuals and risky rights : dimensions of genetic responsibility / Thomas Lemke -- 10. "Pop genes" : an investigation of "the gene" in popular parlance / Barbara Duden and Silja Samerski -- 11. Genetics and its publics : crafting genetic literacy and identity in the early twenty-first century / Karen-Sue Taussig -- 12. Constructing the digital patient : patient organizations and the development of health websites / Nelly Oudshoorn and Andre Somers -- Epilogue : indeterminate lives, demands, relations : emergent bioscapes / Joseph Dumit and Regula Valerie Burri.
Other author Burri, Regula Valérie.
Dumit, Joseph.
Subject Medicine -- Philosophy.
Social medicine.
Medical anthropology.
ISBN 9780415957984 (hardback : alk. paper)
0415957982 (hardback : alk. paper)