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The embodied organization of a real-time fetus: the visible and the invisible in prenatal ultrasound examinations.
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PMID:  21879524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Through an analysis of videotaped interactions between healthcare professionals and pregnant women during ultrasound prenatal examinations in Japan, I explore some aspects of sequence organization in which an ultrasound real-time fetus is organized. The ultrasound demonstration of the fetal condition is an intrinsically interactional and distributed achievement. The ultrasound fetus is constructed as a real-time object in a particular technological environment; in this environment, the participants' orientations to spatially separated operational fields, that is, the monitor screen and the woman's abdomen, are exhibited and integrated in the actual course of interaction. In conclusion, the fundamental relation between organizational lived work in a technological environment and the observable features of technology will be suggested.
Aug Nishizaka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social studies of science     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0306-3127     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Stud Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506743     Medline TA:  Soc Stud Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-36     Citation Subset:  QIS    
Department of Sociology, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
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