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Feminist Cultural Studies of Technoscience. Portrait of an Implosion
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7946-7185
2008 (English)In: Bits of Life. Feminism at the Intersections of Media, Bioscience, and Technology / [ed] Anneke Smelik and Nina Lykke, Seattle: University of Washington Press , 2008, 220- p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Since World War II, the biological and technological have been fusing and merging in new ways, resulting in the loss of a clear distinction between the two. This entanglement of biology with technology isn't new, but the pervasiveness of that integration is staggering, as is the speed at which the two have been merging in recent decades. As this process permeates more of everyday life, the urgent necessity arises to rethink both biology and technology. Indeed, the human body can no longer be regarded either as a bounded entity or as a naturally given and distinct part of an unquestioned whole."Bits of Life" assumes a post-human definition of the body. It is grounded in questions about today's biocultures, which pertain neither to humanist bodily integrity nor to the anthropological assumption that human bodies are the only ones that matter. Editors Anneke Smelik and Nina Lykke aid in mapping changes and transformations and in striking a middle road between the metaphor and the material. In exploring current reconfigurations of bodies and embodied subjects, the contributors pursue a technophilic, yet critical, path while articulating new and thoroughly appraised ethical standards. Anneke Smelik is professor of visual culture at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Nina Lykke is professor of gender studies, Linkoeping University, Sweden, and head of the Nordic Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

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Seattle: University of Washington Press , 2008. 220- p.
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feminist cultural studies of technoscience
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-41685Local ID: 58753ISBN: 978-0-295-98809-2ISBN: 0-295-98-809-6OAI: diva2:262539
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2014-11-28Bibliographically approved

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