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Phantom limb : amputation, embodiment, and prosthetic technology

Phantom limb : amputation, embodiment, and prosthetic technology

Author: Cassandra Crawford
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2014.
Series: Biopolitics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Critically examines phantom limb pain and its relationship to prosthetic innovation, tracing the major shifts in knowledge of the causes and characteristics of the phenomenon.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cassandra Crawford
ISBN: 9780814789285 0814789285 9780814760123 0814760120
OCLC Number: 903592156
Description: 1 v. (VII-307 p.) : illustrations, couv. illustrations en coul. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Ghost in the Machine 2. Characterizing Phantoms: Features of Phantom Limb Syndrome 3. From Pleasure to Pain: Accounting for the Rise and Fall in Phantom Pain 4. Phantoms in the Mind: The Psychogenic Origins of Ethereal Appendages 5. Phantoms in the Brain: The Holy Grail of Neuroscience 6. Phantom-Prosthetic Relations: The Modernization of Amputation 7. Conclusion: Authenticity and ExtinctionNotes ReferencesIndex About the Author
Series Title: Biopolitics.
Responsibility: Cassandra S. Crawford.


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Impressive! Phantom limb has long haunted medicine and vice versa. Crawford tells us why and skillfully reveals the changing trends and biopolitical stakes. Critically engaging discourse on Read more...

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