The Resource An anthropology of biomedicine, Margaret Lock and Vinh-Kim Nguyen

An anthropology of biomedicine, Margaret Lock and Vinh-Kim Nguyen

Label
An anthropology of biomedicine
Title
An anthropology of biomedicine
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Lock and Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the thesis that the human body in health and illness is the elusive product of nature and culture that refuses to be pinned down. It introduces biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politics; develops and integrates an original theory: that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entity; makes extensive use of historical and contemporary ethnographic materials around the globe to illustrate the importance of this methodological approach; integrates key new research data with more classical material, covering the management of epidemics, famines, fertility and birth, by military doctors from colonial times on; and uses numerous case studies to illustrate concepts such as the global commodification of human bodies and body parts, modern forms of population, and the extension of biomedical technologies into domestic and intimate domains."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lock, Margaret M
Index
index present
LC call number
GN296
LC item number
.L63 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 E-819
  • W 82
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nguyen, Vinh-Kim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical anthropology
  • Public health
  • Human body
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Genetic Services
  • Social Change
  • Human body
  • Medical anthropology
  • Public health
  • Medizin
  • Anthropologie
  • Medizin
  • Anthropologie
Label
An anthropology of biomedicine, Margaret Lock and Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. TECHNOLOGIES AND BODIES IN CONTEXT: Biomedical technologies in practice -- The normal body -- Anthropologies of medicine -- Local biologies and human difference -- PART II. THE BIOLOGICAL STANDARD: The right population -- Colonial disease and biological commensurability -- Grounds for comparisons: biology and human experiments -- PART III. MORAL BOUNDARIES AND HUMAN TRANSFORMATIONS: Who owns the body? -- The social life of organs -- Kinship, infertility, and assisted reproduction -- PART IV. ELUSIVE AGENTS AND MORAL DISRUPTIONS: The matter of the self -- Genes as embodies risk -- Genomics, epigenomics, and uncertain futures -- Human difference revisited
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 506 pages
Isbn
9781405110716
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009040192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)449284085
  • (OCoLC)ocn449284085
Label
An anthropology of biomedicine, Margaret Lock and Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. TECHNOLOGIES AND BODIES IN CONTEXT: Biomedical technologies in practice -- The normal body -- Anthropologies of medicine -- Local biologies and human difference -- PART II. THE BIOLOGICAL STANDARD: The right population -- Colonial disease and biological commensurability -- Grounds for comparisons: biology and human experiments -- PART III. MORAL BOUNDARIES AND HUMAN TRANSFORMATIONS: Who owns the body? -- The social life of organs -- Kinship, infertility, and assisted reproduction -- PART IV. ELUSIVE AGENTS AND MORAL DISRUPTIONS: The matter of the self -- Genes as embodies risk -- Genomics, epigenomics, and uncertain futures -- Human difference revisited
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 506 pages
Isbn
9781405110716
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009040192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)449284085
  • (OCoLC)ocn449284085

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