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The Resource Liminal lives : imagining the human at the frontiers of biomedicine, Susan Merrill Squier

Liminal lives : imagining the human at the frontiers of biomedicine, Susan Merrill Squier

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Liminal lives : imagining the human at the frontiers of biomedicine
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Liminal lives
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imagining the human at the frontiers of biomedicine
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Susan Merrill Squier
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eng
Summary
Embryo adoptions, stem cells capable of transforming into any cell in the human body, intra- and inter-species organ transplantationthese and other biomedical advances have unsettled ideas of what it means to be human, of when life begins and ends. In the first study to consider the cultural impact of the medical transformation of the entire human life span, Susan Merrill Squier argues that fictionparticularly science fictionserves as a space where worries about ethically and socially charged scientific procedures are worked through. Indeed, she demonstrates that in many instances fiction has anticipated and paved the way for far-reaching biomedical changes. Squier uses the anthropological concept of liminalitythe state of being on the threshold of change, no longer one thing yet not quite anotherto explore how, from the early twentieth century forward, fiction and science together have altered not only the concept of the human being but the contours of human life
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Also issued online.
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DNLM/DLC
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
RA418
LC item number
.S76 2004
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Liminal lives : imagining the human at the frontiers of biomedicine, Susan Merrill Squier
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Liminal lives : imagining the human at the frontiers of biomedicine, Susan Merrill Squier
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-334) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The uses of literature for feminist science studies: tracing liminal lives -- The cultured cell: life and death at Strangeways -- The hybrid embryo and xenogenic desire -- Giant babies: graphing growth in the early twentieth century -- Incubabies and rejuvenates: the traffic between technologies of reproduction and age extension -- Transplant medicine and transformative narrative -- Liminal performances of aging: from replacement to regeneration -- Coda: the pluripotent discourse of stem cells: liminality, relexivity, and literature
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24 cm
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Extent
xvi, 350 pages
Isbn
9780822333814
Lccn
2004014307
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)55738860

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