Artificial parts, practical lives : modern histories of prosthetics
- New York : New York University Press, c2002.
- Physical description
- vi, 359 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- From the wooden teeth of George Washington, to the so-called Bly prosthesis, popular in the 1860s and boasting easy uniform motions of the limb, to today's lifelike approximations, prosthetic devices reveal the extent to which the evolution and design of technologies of the body are intertwined with both the practical and subjective needs of human beings. Simultaneously critiquing, historicizing and theorizing prosthetics, this text lays out a balanced and complex picture of its subject, neither vilifying nor celebrating the merger of flesh and machine.
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- Publication date
- edited by Katherine Ott, David Serlin, and Stephen Mihm.
- 0814761976 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 0814761984 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780814761977 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 9780814761984 (pbk. : alk. paper)