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Author Liljefors, Max
Title Atomized Body : The Cultural Life of Stem Cells, Genes and Neurons
Imprint Lund : Nordic Academic Press, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (239 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Moral Accounting -- 2. A Molecular Body in a Digital Society -- 3. Medical Need, Ethical Scepticism -- 4. Ambivalent Embodiment -- 5. Interlacing the Brain, Contextualizing the Body -- 6. Neuronal Fantasies -- 7. The Scan-Portrait -- 8. Credibility and Legitimacy -- About the Authors
Referring to the focus of the biosciences on molecular "particles" of the human biology-such as stem cells, genes, and neurons-this account examines the relationships between culture, society, and bioscientific research. Showing that the atomized body is indeed socially and culturally embedded, in plural and complex ways, it argues that biomedicine and biotechnology do not only intersect with the human body, but also reshape our perceptions of selfhood and life. From a multidisciplinary perspective, this volume explores the biosciences and the atomized body in their social, cultural, and philosophical contexts
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Liljefors, Max Atomized Body : The Cultural Life of Stem Cells, Genes and Neurons Lund : Nordic Academic Press,c2013 9789187121920
Subject Technology and civilization.;Biotechnology.;Genetic engineering.;Biomedical Technology.;Anthropology, Cultural
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Alt Author Lundin, Susanne
Wiszmeg, Andréa
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