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Wild science : reading feminism, medicine, and the media

Author: Janine Marchessault; Kim Sawchuk
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Series: Writing corporealities.
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"Wild Science investigates the world-wide boom in "health culture." While self-help health books and medical dramas are popular around the globe, we are bombarded with news reports and images of DNA and cloning, the fight against AIDS, cancer and depression. With popular culture the principal means by which the non-scientific community understands illness, health and science, what are the implications of this for  Read more...
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Wild science
(DLC) 99055545
(OCoLC)42786200
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janine Marchessault; Kim Sawchuk
ISBN: 9781136294501 1136294503
OCLC Number: 861692578
Notes: "Published simultaneously in Canada."
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 259 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Corporeal maps. Biotourism, Fantastic Voyage, and sublime inner space / Kim Sawchuk --
The visible human project: data into flesh, flesh into data / Catherine Waldby --
The brain at the end of the rainbow: the promises of brain scans in the research field and in the media / Anne Beaulieu. Genetic codifications. David Suzuki's The Secret of Life: informatics and the popular discourse of the life code / Janine Marchessault --
The language and literature of life: popular metaphors in genome research / José van Dijck --
What made Ellen (and Anne) gay? feminist critique of popular and scientific beliefs / Bonnie P. Spanier. Clinical practices. Pygmalions in plastic surgery: medical stories, masculine stories / Kathy Davis --
Community and the public body in breast cancer media activism / Lisa Cartwright --
Screening bodies, assigning meaning: ER and the technology of HIV testing / Maria Nengeh Mensah --
Complications: an analysis of medical abortions in the US / Lisa Finn --
Mothers, monsters and family values: assisted reproduction and the aging natural body / Angela Wall. Feminist science studies. Teaching in the belly of the beast: feminism in the best of all places / Anne Balsamo --
The politics of the "Sokal Affair" / Jennifer Daryl Slack and M. Mehdi Semati --
Letter to a graduate student / Ursula Franklin.
Series Title: Writing corporealities.
Responsibility: edited by Janine Marchessault and Kim Sawchuk.
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