Sites of Autopsy in Contemporary Culture

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In this compelling interdisciplinary study, Elizabeth Klaver considers how autopsies are performed in a variety of contexts, from the "real" thing in hospitals and county morgues to various depictions in paintings, novels, plays, films, and television shows. Autopsies can serve a variety of pedagogical, legal, scientific, and social functions, and the autopsied cadaver, Klaver shows, has lately become one of the most spectacular bodies offered up to the public on film, television, and the Internet. Setting her discussion ...

Sites of Autopsy in Contemporary Culture 2005, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791464267

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Sites of Autopsy in Contemporary Culture 2005, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791464250

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