Picturing Personhood

Author: Joseph Dumit
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691113982
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

"Based on interviews, media analysis, and participant observation at research labs and conferences, then author analyzes how assumptions designed into and read out of the experimental process reinforce specific notions about human nature. Such assumptions can enter the process at any turn, from selecting subjects and mathematical models to deciding which images to publish and how to color them. Once they leave the laboratory, PET scans shape social debates, influence courtroom outcomes, and have positive and negative consequences for people suffering mental illness. The author follows this complex story, demonstrating how brain scans, as scientific objects, contribute to our increasing social dependence on scientific authority".--BOOKJACKET.

The Lying Brain

Author: Melissa M. Littlefield
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472071487
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Family & Relationships

A cultural history of deception detection from science to science fiction

Individuals and Identity in Economics

Author: John B. Davis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139495462
Release Date: 2010-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics

This book examines the different conceptions of the individual that have emerged in recent new approaches in economics, including behavioral economics, experimental economics, social preferences approaches, game theory, neuroeconomics, evolutionary and complexity economics, and the capability approach. These conceptions are classified according to whether they seek to revise the traditional atomist individual conception, put new emphasis on interaction and relations between individuals, account for individuals as evolving and self-organizing, and explain individuals in terms of capabilities. The method of analysis uses two identity criteria for distinguishing and re-identifying individuals to determine whether these different individual conceptions successfully identify individuals. Successful individual conceptions account for sub-personal and supra-personal bounds on single individual explanations. The former concerns the fragmentation of individuals into multiple selves; the latter concerns the dissolution of individuals into the social. The book develops an understanding of bounded individuality, seen as central to the defense of human rights.

Bureaucrats and Bleeding Hearts

Author: Tess Lea
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1921410183
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

"This is an anthropological study of the culture of public health governance in the Northern Territory of Australia. It asks what it takes to become a helping white bureau-professional in Australias post-colonial frontier - someone who passionately cares about and resolutely strives toward improved health for Indigenous people and how their determination to help is sustained in the face of a self-declared history of failure."--Provided by publisher.

Beyond Habermas

Author: Christian Emden
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9780857457219
Release Date: 2012-01-15
Genre: History

During the 1960s the German philosopher Jürgen Habermas introduced the notion of a “bourgeois public sphere” in order to describe the symbolic arena of political life and conversation that originated with the cultural institutions of the early eighteenth-century; since then the “public sphere” itself has become perhaps one of the most debated concepts at the very heart of modernity. For Habermas, the tension between the administrative power of the state, with its understanding of sovereignty, and the emerging institutions of the bourgeoisie—coffee houses, periodicals, encyclopedias, literary culture, etc.—was seen as being mediated by the public sphere, making it a symbolic site of public reasoning. This volume examines whether the “public sphere” remains a central explanatory model in the social sciences, political theory, and the humanities.

Rewiring the Nation

Author: Carolyn de la Peña
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 0801886511
Release Date: 2007-03-16
Genre: Social Science

Discussing technologies of transcendence; the cultural work of technological systems; technology and knowledge systems; and technology, mobility, and the body; they consider the place of American technologies in an increasingly globalized, multi-polar, high-tech world and illuminate the relationship between technological positivism and the dynamics


Author: University of St. Thomas (Saint Paul, Minn.). School of Law
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063756568
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Magill s Medical Guide Neuralgia neuritis and neuropathy Smallpox

Author: Anne Chang
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 1587653885
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

Das Argument

Author: Christine Lehmann
ISBN: 386754171X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Sociology

Globale Waren

Author: Angelika Epple
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133425087
Release Date: 2007

Book Forum

ISBN: UVA:X006169105
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Arts

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
ISBN: UOM:39015054037059
Release Date: 2003
Genre: American literature

E T culture

Author: Debbora Battaglia
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: 0822336324
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Religion

Cultural readings of alien encounters.

Drugs for Life

Author: Joseph Dumit
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822348719
Release Date: 2012-09-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Joseph Dumit argues that underlying Americans' burgeoning consumption of prescription drugs and the skyrocketing cost of healthcare is a relatively new perception of ourselves as inherently ill and in need of chronic treatment.