18. Mediated Bodies

Fetal Bodies, Undone

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. Lynn M. Morgan

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch18

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

Morgan, L. M. (2011) Mediated Bodies, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Author Information

  1. Mount Holyoke College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189491

Online ISBN: 9781444340488

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Keywords:

  • mediated bodies - fetal bodies, undone;
  • Ford's 2007 television commercial for its FlexiFuel vehicles - dark, ominous scene;
  • advertisement, Next Generation - site for examining “fetal bodies”;
  • Next Generation, vehicle for investigating - fetal embodiment;
  • fetal vehicles, being of no concern - digitally produced, computer-generated fetal simulacra;
  • making fetal bodies, genius of next generation - fetal bodies and means of rescuing them;
  • category of “fetal bodies” - problematic in part, gorgeous and glamorized imagery

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fetal Vehicles

  • Making Fetal Bodies

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References