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Title Biomedicine as culture : instrumental practices, technoscientific knowledge, and new modes of life / edited by Regula Valérie Burri and Joseph Dumit.
Imprint New York : Routledge, ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 251 pages)
Series Routledge studies in science, technology and society ; 6
Routledge studies in science, technology, and society ; 6.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Medicine -- Philosophy.
Social medicine.
Medical anthropology.
Sociology, Medical.
Anthropology, Cultural.
Culture.
Philosophy, Medical.
Contents Medicalizing culture(s) or culturalizing medicine(s) / Stefan Beck -- Metaphors of medicine and the culture of healing: historical perspectives / Jakob Tanner -- Medicine as practice and culture: the analysis of border regimes and the necessity of a hermeneutics of physical bodies / Gesa Lindemann -- The future is now: locating biomarkers for dementia / Margaret Lock -- Embodied action, enacted bodies: the example of hypoglycaemia / Annemarie Mol and John Law -- Sociotechnical anatomy: technology, space, and body in the MRI unit / Regula Valérie Burri -- Risk and safety in the operating theater: an ethnographic study of sociotechnical practices / Cornelius Schubert -- Genomic susceptibility as an emergent form of life? genetic testing, identity, and the remit of medicine / Nikolas Rose -- Susceptible individuals and risky rights: dimensions of genetic responsibility / Thomas Lemke -- "Pop genes" : an investigation of "the gene" in popular parlance / Barbara Duden and Silja Samerski -- Genetics and its publics: crafting genetic literacy and identity in the early twenty-first century / Karen-Sue Taussig -- Constructing the digital patient: patient organizations and the development of health websites / Nelly Oudshoorn and André Somers -- Epilogue: Indeterminate lives, demands, relations: emergent bioscapes / Joseph Dumit and Regula Valérie Burri.
Summary This collection of essays brings together leading scholars from cultural anthropology, history, sociology and science studies to conduct a critical dialogue on the culture(s) of biomedical practice, discussing its material, epistemic and social implications.
Other Author Burri, Regula Valérie.
Dumit, Joseph.
Other Title Print version: Biomedicine as culture. New York : Routledge, ©2007 9780415957984 0415957982