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Bionic Bodies and Interchangeable Organs- scientific practices and knowledge production about non-human hearts

Grant number: 13/02389-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2013
Effective date (End): March 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal Investigator:Heloisa Buarque de Almeida
Grantee:Marisol Marini
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/08723-7 - Bionic bodies and interchangeable Organs: scientific practices and knowledge production about non-human hearts, BE.EP.DR


Important organ of the human body, fundamental "machine" to the functioning of the body, the seat of the soul and feelings in certain cultural elaborations, the heart is the object of this research, focusing on scientific developments on machines called "artificial hearts". It aims to investigate the practices and the production of scientific knowledge and techniques about "artificial hearts" and non-humans organ transplants, as well as the biotechnological and biomedical concepts involved, seeking to analyze how those conceptions and practices alter the forms of material existence of the body and the very concept of human.

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MARINI, Marisol. Bionic bodies and interchangeable organs: knowledge and scientific practices on non-human heart production. 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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