Presence and Prosthesis: A Response to Nelson and Wright

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"I appreciate the questions posed by Nelson and Wright, and found the ethnographic material in both articles rich and provocative. Although I am intrigued by their metaphorical use of prosthesis, I believe that this metaphor is ultimately problematic and leads to serious flaws in their arguments. My perspective is from a unique position of both native and ethnographer. I became a below-knee amputee following a car-versus-motorcycle accident in 1988, and will draw upon my "body notes" to discuss my own experiences with amputation and prostheses."

"Presence and Prosthesis: A Response to Nelson and Wright," Steven Kurzman (374).

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