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Prosthetic Surveillance – New publication

March 19, 2009

Building on work from the book, The Medicalization of Cyberspace, we’ve just had a new article published in the journal ‘Surveillance and Society’. The tile of the paper is ‘prosthetic surveillance: The medical governance of healthy bodies in cyberpace’

The article can be found at this link (its an open access journal)


Surveillance and Society Reviews The Medicalization of Cyberspace

March 19, 2009

The review can be accessed here:

Andy Miah and Emma Rich have written an insightful and provocative book about cybermedicine, the varieties of knowledge, experience and practice emerging at the intersection of health information and the Web.



The Journal ‘Body and Society’ reviews The Medicalization of Cyberspace

March 19, 2009

Review of the book has just been published in the Journal Body and Society – Body and Society, 2009, 15; 109, by Sarah Rubenelli.

“The book by Miah and Rich is a valuable and entertaining work. Its title underlines an interest in the way cyberspace nowadays provides critical components in shaping cultural products linked to health and medicine. Indeed, this is a central topic of the book: the role of the internet in redefining people’ expectations of and relationships with medical culture. Overall, the richness of the topics treated by Miah and Rich is a reflection of the sheer range they cover, and the variety of the conceptual approaches they discuss. While they do not make one ‘big claim’ into which all of the contexts of the book is contextualized, they emphasize different themes and apsects with multi-faceted nuances.’  


Google Health

May 29, 2008

Article at the Hastings Center’s Bioethics Forum:

Thursday, May 22, 2008
Google Health: Organizing Your Medical Information

The press and blogs have been talking about it for a while, but on May 19, Google finally launched Google Health, a service that allows those who sign up for it to create their own personal electronic medical record system. Users will be able to enter their health information, manage it, and access it anywhere they