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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


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 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


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