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Imperial Technoscience: Transnational Histories of MRI in the United States, Britain, and India

Amit Prasad


In the last four decades, during which magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as a cutting-edge medical technology and a cultural icon, technoscientific imaginaries and practices have undergone a profound change across the globe. Shifting transnational geography of tecchnoscientific innovations is making commonly deployed Euro/West-centric divides such as west versus non-west or “innovating north” versus “non-innovating south” increasingly untenable—the world has indeed becoming flatter. Nevertheless, such dualist divides, which are intimately tied to other dualist categories that have b ... More

Keywords: MRI, medical technology, innovation, industrial development, market, Postcolonial history, Eurocentrism, United States, Britain, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262026956
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amit Prasad, author