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The transparent body : a cultural analysis of medical imaging

Author: José van Dijck
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2005.
Series: In vivo : the cultural mediations of biomedical science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the cultural context and wider social impact of such medical imaging practices as X ray and endoscopy, ultrasound imaging of fetuses, the filming and broadcasting of surgical operations, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José van Dijck
ISBN: 0295984902 9780295984902
OCLC Number: 494332465
Description: 1 vol. (193 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: [Contents] Preface. --
Acknowledgements. --
Mediated Bodies and the Ideal of Transparency. --
The Operation Film as a Mediated Freak Show. --
Bodyworlds: The Art of Pastinated Cadavers. --
Fantastic Voyages in the Age of Endoscopy. --
X-ray Vision in Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain. --
Ultrasound and the Visible Fetus. --
Digital Cadavers and Virtual Dissection. --
Epilogue. --
Notes. --
Bibliography. --
Index.
Series Title: In vivo : the cultural mediations of biomedical science.
Responsibility: by José van Dijck.

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[A] forceful and haunting critique. * JAS Review of Books *

 
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