Cyborgs & Citadels

9780933452978

Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies

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1998

Downey, Gary Lee., Joseph Dumit (Eds.) Cyborgs & Citadels: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies. School of American Research Advanced Seminar Series. 1998, SAS Press

»The Biomarx Experiment

PillDollar

“We want to maximize the number of new prescriptions…” “We want to identify people at risk at the earliest possible point…” Pharmaceutical marketers want to maximize the number of prescriptions in order to maximize profits. They see clinical trials as investments whose purpose was to increase sales of medicines, “Important clinical studies to conduct from Continue reading…

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»Cyborg Babies

CyborgBabies

From Techno-sex to Techno-tots Edited by Robbie Davis-Floyd and Joseph Dumit (Routledge, Aug 1998) From fetuses scanned ultrasonically to computer hackers in daycare, contemporary children are increasingly rendered cyborg by their immersion in technoculture. As we are faced with reproductive choices connected directly with technologies, we often have trouble gaining perspective on our own cultural Continue reading…

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