Rethinking modern prostheses in Anglo-American commodity cultures, 1820-1939 by Claire JonesRethinking modern prostheses in Anglo-American commodity cultures, 1820-1939 by Claire Jones

Rethinking modern prostheses in Anglo-American commodity cultures, 1820-1939

EditorClaire Jones

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This book explores the development of modern transatlantic prosthetic industries in nineteenth and twentieth centuries and reveals how the co-alignment of medicine, industrial capitalism, and social norms shaped diverse lived experiences of prosthetic technologies and in turn, disabilityidentities. Through case studies that focus on hearing aids, artificial tympanums, amplified telephones, artificial limbs, wigs and dentures, this book provides a new account of the historic relationship between prostheses, disability and industry. Essays draw on neglected source material, including patentrecords, trade literature and artefacts, to uncover the historic processes of commodification surrounding different prostheses and the involvement of neglected companies, philanthropists, medical practitioners, veterans, businessmen, wives, mothers and others in these processes. Its culturallyinformed commodification approach means that this book will be relevant to scholars interested in cultural, literary, social, political, medical, economic and commercial history.
Claire L. Jones is Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Kent.
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Title:Rethinking modern prostheses in Anglo-American commodity cultures, 1820-1939Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1526101424

ISBN - 13:9781526101426

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