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Title: The Body Within: Art, Medicine and Visualization
Author: Vall, Renee van de Robert Zwijnenberg (eds)
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2009
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004176218
Volumes: 1; Pages: 224
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The central question of this volume is, whether present day medical visualisation techniques like ultrasound, endoscopy, CT, MRI and PET-scans mark a significant shift in the experience of bodily interiority. These visualisation techniques enable not only medical researchers and practitioners to look inside living bodies without literally opening them, but their inhabitants as well. This new experiential possibility may have profound implications for the ways in which the relations between "body", "self", and "world" are configured, both on the level of cultural discourses and practices and on the level of individual experiences. The contributions to this volume investigate the body within as an historical, social and cultural construct, constituted in the interchange between technology, knowledge, representation and media.