The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice

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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
Pages
216
Dimensions
6.08 X 0.56 X 9.26 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780822329176
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About the Author

Annemarie Mol is Socrates Professor of Political Theory at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. She is coeditor of Differences in Medicine: Unraveling Practices, Techniques, and Bodies and Complexities: Social Studies of Knowledge Practices, both published by Duke University Press.

Reviews

"The Body Multiple is a magnificent achievement. Annemarie Mol deftly reveals in compelling language how ontologies are not transcendent but are brought about in practice. Focusing on the body and disease, her ethnography of the manipulation of knowledge, and not the objects of knowledge, forces us to comprehend reality as multiple. This book will, without doubt, move the philosophy and anthropology of medicine to new heights."--Margaret Lock, McGill University
"The Body Multiple is compelling, wonderfully and sometimes slyly well-written, and full of innovative insights into 'actually existing medical practice.' Mol's parallel text is well-placed intellectually in relation to her primary research text on atherosclerosis, and it provides a powerful teaching tool on how to think through and with science studies literatures when conducting an empirical project."--Rayna Rapp, New York University