Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Picturing Personhood : Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity - 04 edition

Picturing Personhood : Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity (ISBN10: 069111398X; ISBN13: 9780691113982)
ISBN13: 978-0691113982
ISBN10: 069111398X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0691113975
ISBN10: 0691113971

Summary: By showing us the human brain at work, PET (positron emission tomography) scans are subtly--and sometimes not so subtly--transforming how we think about our minds. Picturing Personhood follows this remarkable and expensive technology from the laboratory into the world and back. It examines how PET scans are created and how they are being called on to answer myriad questions with far-reaching implications: Is depression an observable brain disease? Are criminals insan ...show moree? Do men and women think differently? Is rationality a function of the brain?

Based on interviews, media analysis, and participant observation at research labs and conferences, Joseph Dumit analyzes how assumptions designed into and read out of the experimental process reinforce specific notions about human nature. Such assumptions can enter the process at any turn, from selecting subjects and mathematical models to deciding which images to publish and how to color them. Once they leave the laboratory, PET scans shape social debates, influence courtroom outcomes, and have positive and negative consequences for people suffering mental illness. Dumit follows this complex story, demonstrating how brain scans, as scientific objects, contribute to our increasing social dependence on scientific authority.

The first book to examine the cultural ramifications of brain-imaging technology, Picturing Personhood is an unprecedented study that will influence both cultural studies and the growing field of science and technology studies. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 12/15/2003
International: No

View Table of Contents



List Price: $37.50
Used  Currently Sold Out
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $30.49
Due back 12/19/2014
Rental
Save $7.01 (19%)
  • Free return shipping
  • In stock
  • 21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Marketplace sellers starting at $7.32

13 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Picturing Personhood : Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (13)  |  New (9)  |  Like New (1)  |  Good (3)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$31.10
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$7.32
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Goodwill of Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
Seller Rating: 4.5
This item is used and in good condition. It may have minor highlghting and wear.
$21.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Mary Phipps FL
Rockford, IL
Seller Rating: 4.67
2004-01-04 Paperback New NEW-IT IS BRAND NEW-clean text, tight binding, It is free from any foreign markings.
$31.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
SUPER BOOKS
Fort Mill, SC
Seller Rating: 3.76
Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included.
$32.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
omgtextbooks
Pueblo West, CO
Seller Rating: 4.25
Princeton, NJ 2004 Trade paperback New ed. Good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 272 p. Contains: Illustrations. In-Formation.
$33.18
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
EuroBooks
Horcott Rd, Fairford,
Seller Rating: 4.41
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.
$33.55
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
PaperbackshopUS
Secaucus, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.49
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000
$33.56
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
indoo
Avenel, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.16
BRAND NEW
$34.75
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.19
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$39.98
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.19
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$53.88
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Russell Books
Victoria, BC
Seller Rating: 4.32
PAPERBACK New 069111398X Special order direct from the distributor.
Page:   1     2     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close