The Atomized Body
The Cultural Life of Stem Cells, Genes and NeuronseBook - 2012
Referring to the focus of the biosciences on molecular particles of the human biology--such as stem cells, genes, and neurons--this account examines the relationships between culture, society, and bioscientific research. Showing that the atomized body is indeed socially and culturally embedded, in plural and complex ways, it argues that biomedicine and biotechnology do not only intersect with the human body, but also reshape our perceptions of selfhood and life. From a multidisciplinary perspective, this volume explores the biosciences and the atomized body in their social, cultural, and philosophical contexts.
Publisher: Lund : Nordic Academic Press, 
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) :,illustrations (some color).