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Cyborgs & Citadels

Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies

Edited by Gary Lee Downey and Joseph Dumit

Cyborgs & Citadels1998. 318 pp., 2 black-and-white illustrations, table, notes, appendix, references, index, 6 x 91998. 318 pp., 2 black-and-white illustrations, table, notes, appendix, references, index, 6 x 9

Some of the country’s most influential thinkers use anthropological methods and theories to examine the practices and practitioners of contemporary science, technology, and medicine in the United States. The authors explore such questions as how science gains authority to direct truth practices, the boundaries between humans and machines, and how science, technology, and medicine contribute to the fashioning of selves.

Contributors: Gary Lee Downey, Joseph Dumit, Donna Haraway, Deborah Heath, David J. Hess, Frederick Klemmer, Juan C. Lucena, Emily Martin, Laury Oaks, Paul Rabinow, Rayna Rapp, Karen-Sue Taussig, Sharon Traweek, Ariane Van Der Straten, Sarah Williams

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  • “A collection of first-order significance. Virtually all of the US scholars who have pioneered anthropology's entry into the arena of science and technology studies are included. This will certainly be a landmark publication for anthropologists.”
    George Marcus
  • “....a groundbreaking collection, and an indispensable book for anyone interested in the anthropology of scientific and technological worlds.”
    Ethnos, 1990

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