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The transparent body : a cultural analysis of medical imaging / by Jose van Dijck

Van Dijck, Jose.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Series: In Vivo.Publisher: Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005Description: XII, 193 p. : il.; 23.ISBN: 9780295984902.Subject(s): Human Body | Diagnostic imaging -- History | Medicine and the humanities | Diagnóstico por imagen -- Historia | Medicina y arte
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Bibliografía: p. 175-186

Mediated bodies and the ideal of transparency -- The operation film as a mediated freak show -- Bodyworlds: the art of plastinated cadavers -- Fantastic voyages in the age of endoscopy -- X-ray vision in Thomas Mann's The magic mountain -- Ultrasound and the visible fetus -- Digital cadavers and virtual dissection.The Transparent Body examines the dissemination of medical images to a popular audience, advancing the argument that medical imaging technologies are the material embodiment of collective desires and fantasies - the most pervasive of which is the ideal of transparency itself. The Transparent Body traces the cultural context and wider social impact of such medical imaging practices as X ray and endoscopy, ultrasound imaging of fetuses, the filming and broadcasting of surgical operations, the creation of plastinated corpses for display as art objects, and the use of digitized cadavers in anatomical study.

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