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- DescriptionFrom the wooden teeth of George Washington to the Bly prosthesis, popular in the 1860s and boasting easy uniform motions of the limb, to today's lifelike approximations, prosthetic devices reveal the extent to which the evolution and design of techlogies of the body are intertwined with both the practical and subjective needs of human beings. The peculiar history of prosthetic devices sheds light on the relationship between techlogical change and the civilizing process of modernity, and analyzes the concrete materials of prosthetics which carry with them ideologies of body, ideals, body politics, and culture. Simultaneously critiquing, historicizing, and theorizing prosthetics, Artificial Parts, Practical Lives lays out a balanced and complex picture of its subject, neither vilifying r celebrating the merger of flesh and machine.
- Author BiographyKatherine Ott is a curator of Science, Medicine, and Society at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, which houses the largest collection of medical artifacts in the U.S. David Serlin is Associate Professor of Communication and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Stephen Mihmis a doctoral candidate in history at New York University.
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication31/08/2001
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Content Notehalftones, 68 pages
- Weight500 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edited byDavid Serlin,Katherine Ott,Stephen Mihm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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