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Replaceable You : Engineering the Body in Postwar America - David Serlin

Replaceable You

Engineering the Body in Postwar America

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780226748849
Number Of Pages: 232

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After World War II, the United States underwent a massive cultural transformation that was vividly realized in the development and widespread use of new medical technologies. Plastic surgery, wonder drugs, artificial organs, and prosthetics inspired Americans to believe in a new age of modern medical miracles. The nationalistic pride that flourished in postwar society, meanwhile, encouraged many Americans to put tremendous faith in the power of medicine to rehabilitate and otherwise transform the lives and bodies of the disabled and those considered abnormal. Replaceable You revisits this heady era in American history to consider how these medical technologies and procedures were used to advance the politics of conformity during the 1950s.

Introduction: Can Humans Be Rebuilt?
The Other Arms Race
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ISBN: 9780226748849
ISBN-10: 0226748847
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2