Resilient Cyborgs : Living and Dying with Pacemakers and Defibrillators

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  • Author(s): Nelly Oudshoorn
  • Series:
    Health, Technology and Society
  • Publication Information:
    Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan. 2020
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      This book examines how pacemakers and defibrillators participate in transforming life and death in high-tech societies. In both popular and medical accounts, these internal devices are often portrayed as almost magical technologies. Once implanted in bodies, they do not require any ‘user'agency. In this unique and timely book, Nelly Oudshoorn argues that any discourse or policy assuming a passive role for people living with these implants silences the fact that keeping cyborg bodies alive involves their active engagement. Pacemakers and defibrillators not only act as potentially life-saving technologies, but simultaneously transform the fragility of bodies by introducing new vulnerabilities. Oudshoorn offers a fascinating examination of what it takes to become a resilient cyborg, and in the process develops a valuable new sociology of creating ‘resilient'cyborgs.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9789811525285. 9789811525292.
    • Accession Number:
      1150158312
    • Accession Number:
      2431598
    • Publication Information:
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NELLY OUDSHOORN. Resilient Cyborgs : Living and Dying with Pacemakers and Defibrillators. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. ISBN 9789811525285. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2431598. Acesso em: 18 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Nelly Oudshoorn. Resilient Cyborgs : Living and Dying with Pacemakers and Defibrillators. Palgrave Macmillan; 2020. Accessed September 18, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2431598
    • APA:
      Nelly Oudshoorn. (2020). Resilient Cyborgs : Living and Dying with Pacemakers and Defibrillators. Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Nelly Oudshoorn. 2020. Resilient Cyborgs : Living and Dying with Pacemakers and Defibrillators. Health, Technology and Society. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2431598.
    • Harvard:
      Nelly Oudshoorn (2020) Resilient Cyborgs : Living and Dying with Pacemakers and Defibrillators. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan (Health, Technology and Society). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2431598 (Accessed: 18 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Nelly Oudshoorn 2020, Resilient Cyborgs : Living and Dying with Pacemakers and Defibrillators, Health, Technology and Society, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, viewed 18 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Nelly Oudshoorn. Resilient Cyborgs : Living and Dying with Pacemakers and Defibrillators. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2431598.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Nelly Oudshoorn. Resilient Cyborgs : Living and Dying with Pacemakers and Defibrillators. Health, Technology and Society. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2431598.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Nelly Oudshoorn. Resilient Cyborgs : Living and Dying with Pacemakers and Defibrillators [Internet]. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 18]. (Health, Technology and Society). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2431598