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Corporate skin: Biosocial relations, tropes, and institutions in prosthetics research and development

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Modern orthopaedic prosthetics imitate biological organs or their functions, interacting with the body of amputees, and are designed and manufactured corporately. Thus, prosthetics constitute a privileged vantage point to witness the intermingling of society and nature, as well as how biosocial relations and institutions are understood, negotiated, and constituted. We develop methodologies of apprenticeship with a worldwide corporate leader in the development and manufacture of non-invasive o...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/1359183519852719

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Material Culture Journal website
Publication date:
2019-06-12
Acceptance date:
2019-04-25
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EISSN:
1460-3586
ISSN:
1359-1835
Pubs id:
pubs:1005480
URN:
uri:822836d4-1e81-4a6f-a6e6-645f08588e82
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uuid:822836d4-1e81-4a6f-a6e6-645f08588e82
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pubs:1005480

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