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Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939
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Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939

Claire L. Jones


Drawing together essays written by scholars from Great Britain and the United States, this book provides an important contribution to the emerging field of disability history. It 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, disability identities. Through case studies that focus on hearing aids, artificial tympanums, amplified telephones, artificial limbs, wigs and dentures, ... More

Keywords: Prostheses, Commodification, Great Britain, United States, Artificial limbs, Hearing aids, Assistive devices, Patents, Nineteenth century, Twentieth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526101426
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526101426.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claire L. Jones, editor
University of Kent

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