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Cyborgs & citadels : anthropological interventions in emerging sciences and technologies

Author: Gary Lee Downey; Joseph Dumit
Publisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : School of American Research Press ; [Seattle, WA] : Distributed by the University of Washington Press, ©1997.
Series: School of American Research advanced seminar series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In Cyborgs & Citadels, some of this country's thinkers explore such questions as how science gains authority to direct truth practices (the "Citadel" problem), the boundaries between humans and machines, and how science, technology, and medicine contribute to the fashioning of everyday lives and selves (the "Cyborg" problem). Their Fieldwork sites include a prenatal sonogram clinic, an inner-city AIDS clinic, a  Read more...
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Cyborgs & citadels.
Santa Fe, N.M. : School of American Research Press ; [Seattle, WA] : Distributed by the University of Washington Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)605461154
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Lee Downey; Joseph Dumit
ISBN: 0933452969 9780933452961 0933452977 9780933452978
OCLC Number: 36884373
Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Locating and intervening : an introduction / Gary Lee Downey and Joseph Dumit --
Real-time fetus : the role of the sonogram in the age of monitored reproduction / Rayna Rapp --
AIDS, knowledge, and discrimination in the inner city : an anthropological analysis of the experiences of injection drug users / Emily Martin, Laury Oaks, Karen-Sue Taussig, and Ariane van der Straten --
Bodies, antibodies, and modest interventions / Deborah Heath --
A digital image of the category of the person : PET scanning and objective self-fashioning / Joseph Dumit --
Iconic devices: toward an ethnography of physics images / Sharon Traweek --
Engineering selves : hiring in to a contested field of education / Gary Lee Downey and Juan C. Lucena --
If you're thinking of living in STS : a guide for the perplexed / David J. Hess --
Ethnographic fetishism or cyborg anthropology? : human scientists, rebellious rats, and their mazes at El Delirio and in the land of the long white cloud / Sarah Williams, with Frederick Klemmer --
Science as a practice : the higher indifference and mediated curiosity / Paul Rabinow --
Mice into wormholes : a comment on the nature of no nature / Donna J. Haraway --
Corridor talk / Gary Lee Downey, Joseph Dumit, and Sharon Traweek.
Series Title: School of American Research advanced seminar series.
Other Titles: Cyborgs and citadels
Responsibility: edited by Gary Lee Downey and Joseph Dumit.

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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  Read more...

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