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Social Deviants in a Pagan Society: The Fifth to Seventh Centuries

Andrew Reynolds

in Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544554
eISBN:
9780191720390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544554.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter considers in detail the archaeological evidence for deviant burial from Early Anglo‐Saxon cemeteries of the 5th to 7th centuries ad. The pre‐Christian centuries present challenges of ... More


Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Cassandra S. Crawford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Phantom limb pain is one of the most intractable and merciless pains ever known—a pain that haunts appendages that do not physically exist, often persisting with uncanny realness long after fleshy ... More


Institutionalization as the Last Resort: Famine Diseases, Mortality, and Medical Interventions

Jonny Geber

in Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

To resort to the workhouse during the Famine was an act of desperation, and many people were seemingly severely malnourished and physically exhausted when they entered the institution. The ... More


Landmines

Susannah Sirkin, James C. Cobey, and Eric Stover

in War and Public Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the global situation concerning antipersonnel landmines. It discusses medical consequences of landmine casualties, and describes the Mine Ban Treaty and its effectiveness. Mine ... More


Introduction: Ghost in the Machine

Cassandra S. Crawford

in Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book examines the link between phantom limb pain and prosthetic innovation—a relationship between ghosts and machines that has at times been pleasant, accommodating, and mutually beneficial. It ... More


Phantom-Prosthetic Relations: The Modernization of Amputation

Cassandra S. Crawford

in Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines how phantom–prosthetic relations unfolded in the context of the modernization of amputation, including the rapid state-sponsored expansion and maturation of the prosthetic ... More


Conclusion: Authenticity and Extinction

Cassandra S. Crawford

in Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This concluding chapter explores how, after the turn of the twenty-first century, phantom–prosthetic relations went awry despite the fact that ghosts and machines have never been more intimate. Using ... More


Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

Melba Porter Hay

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125329
eISBN:
9780813135236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125329.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Preeminent Kentucky reformer and women's rights advocate Madeline McDowell Breckinridge (1872–1920) was at the forefront of social change during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ... More


“A thunder-bolt out of a clear sky” 1890–1896

Melba Porter Hay

in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125329
eISBN:
9780813135236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125329.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Madeline's social life. A near-serious mishap, which she suffered in her cart when her pony Cigarette ran away with her, caused her chronic pain in her foot. Madeline underwent ... More


Prosthetic Heroes: Iron Man 3

Ellen Samuels

in Disability Media Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ellen Samuels examines Iron Man 3 (Shane Black, 2013), arguing that this film’s representations of veterans and disability reflected the social context in which increasing numbers of disabled ... More


Reporting for Duty

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author recounts the day he reported for duty in the field hospital. Upon his arrival at Camp Bastion, the largest British overseas base since World War II, the author saw a wounded Gurkha being ... More


The case of the cut-off hand: Angela Carter’s werewolves in historical perspective

Willem de Blécourt

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The motif of the werewolf’s severed paw occurs in a variety of texts of different periods. In contemporary popular culture, it is probably most familiar from Angela Carter’s fiction and Neil Jordan’s ... More


Separating the Surgical and Commercial: Space, Prosthetics and the First World War

Julie Anderson

in Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526101426
eISBN:
9781526124166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101426.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The First World War witnessed an unprecedented scale of amputation. Traditionally, it has been argued that design and innovation were a direct result of the numbers of prostheses required to ... More


Mothers of France: World War I, Film, and Propaganda

Victoria Duckett

in Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039669
eISBN:
9780252097751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039669.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores new interconnections between private and public life, the provincial home and the global stage, in Mothers of France, a patriotic film that was made to encourage ... More


Phantoms in the Brain: The Holy Grail of Neuroscience

Cassandra S. Crawford

in Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines how phantoms have driven transformations within the field of neuroscience, within the bodies, minds, and brains of amputees, and between bodies and prosthetic technologies. It ... More


Biohybrid touch interfaces

Sliman J. Bensmaia

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0053
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

This chapter on biohybrid touch interfaces discusses the importance of touch in everyday life, namely in object manipulation, embodiment, and emotional communication. It then describes approaches to ... More


The Body as Biography

Emily Heavey

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The idea that lives and selves are constructed in narrative has become almost universally accepted among narrative analysts. Particular attention has been paid to how narratives construct the self in ... More


Intimations of Mortality

Marilynn Richtarik

in Stewart Parker: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199695034
eISBN:
9780191803765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199695034.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the bone cancer that Jamie Stewart Parker had which was called Ewing’s Tumour. At the time, the only effective treatment for such a tumour was amputation of the diseased limb ... More


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