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Cyborg Babies free pdf From fetuses scanned ultrasonically to computer hackers in daycare, contemporary children are increasingly rendered cyborg by their immersion in technoculture. Cyborg Babies tracks the process of reproducing children in symbiosis with pervasive technology and offers a range of perspectives, from resistance to ethnographic analysis to science fiction. Contributors, who include Sherry Turkle, Joseph Dumit, Lisa Mitchell and Mizuko Ito, offer cutting-edge ethnographies, critiques, and personal narratives of cyborg conceptions (sperm banks, IVF, surrogacy) and prenatal (mis)diagnosis (DES, ultrasound, amniocentesis)- the technological de- and reconstruction of birth in the hospital (electronic fetal monitors, epidurals)- and the effects of computer simulation games an cyborg toys and stories on children's emergent consciousness. Examining the increasing cyborgification of the American child, from conception through birth and beyond, Cyborg Babies considers its implications for human cultural and psychological evolution.

About Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Robbie Davis-Floyd is a Research Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin. She is the author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage (1992) and co-editor of Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (1997). Joseph Dumit is an NIMH Research Fellow in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the co-editor of Cyborgs and Citadels: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences, Technologies and Medicines (1997) and is assistant editor of Culture, Medicine and Society.

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Author : Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 24 September 1998
ISBN : 0415916038
EAN : 9780415916035
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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