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Knowledge and Society: The Anthropology of Science and Technology Vol: 9

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01 Dec 1992
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
272 pages - 156 x 234 x 15mm
Knowledge and Society
Part of a series examining different aspects of knowledge and society, this volume focuses on the anthropology of science and technology. Divided into three parts, it covers: the reconstruction of medical science and technology; science and technology at large; and discipline, culture and power.
Preface, David J. Hess and Linda L. Layne; introduction - the new ethnography and the anthropology of science and technology, David J. Hess. Part 1 Reconstructing medical science and technology: of fetuses and angels - fragmentation and integration in narratives of pregnancy loss, Linda L. Layne; the technocratic body and the organic body - cultural models for women's birth choices, Robbie E. David-Floyd; blaming the user in medical informatics - the cultural nature of scientific practice, Diana E. Forsythe. Part 2 Science and technology at large: multiple contexts, multiple meanings - scientists in the European space agency, Stacia E. Zabusky; CAD/CAM saves the nation? toward an anthropology of technology, Gary L. Downey; severing the ties - fragmentation and dignity in late modernity, Paul Rabinow. Part 3 Discipline, culture and power: the anthropology of the academy - when we are the indians, Roberto Kant de Lima; disciplining heterodoxy, circumventing discipline - parapsychology, anthropologically, David J. Hess.

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