Technologies of the human corpse
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Genre: Undertakers and undertaking Technology Funeral rites and ceremonies
Publisher: The MIT Press, 2021
Resource type: Physical
Death and the dead body have never been more alive in the public imagination - not least because of current debates over modern medical technology that is deployed, it seems, expressly to keep human bodies from dying, blurring the boundary between alive and dead. In this book, John Troyer examines the relationship of the dead body with technology, both material and conceptual: the physical machines, political concepts, and sovereign institutions that humans use to classify, organise, repurpose, and transform the human corpse. Doing so, he asks readers to think about death, dying, and dead bodies in radically different ways.