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Title Somatechnics : queering the technologisation of bodies / edited by Nikki Sullivan, Samantha Murray
Published Farnham, UK : Ashgate, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 249 pages)
Series Queer interventions
Queer interventions.
Contents Diseased states : the role of pathology in the (re)production of the body politic / Jessica Cadwallader -- Bodies politic? Public sculptures and the queering of national space in London's Trafalgar Square / Rosemary Betterton -- King's member, queen's body : transsexual surgery, self-demand amputation and the somatechnics of sovereign power / Susan Stryker and Nikki Sullivan -- Asian sex workers in Australia : somatechnologies of trafficking and queer mobilities / Audrey Yue -- Queering Spinoza's somatechnics : stem cells, strategic sacralisations and fantasies of care and kind / Robin Mackenzie -- Sexing the cherry : fixing masculinity / Marie Fox and Michael Thomson -- Speaking transsexuality in the cinematic tongue / Eliza Steinbock -- 'Banded bodies' : the somatechnics of gastric banding / Samantha Murray -- Queer monsters : technologies of self-transformation in Bulwer's Anthropometamorphosis and Braidotti's Metamorphoses / Elizabeth Stephens -- A somatechnological paradigm : how do you make yourself a body without organs? / Matt Lodder -- Between the foot and the floor, dancing with Nietzsche and Klossoswki / Philipa Rothfield -- Queer substances and normative substantiations : of drugs, dogs and other piggy practices / Kane Race
Summary Somatechnics highlights the reciprocal bond between the sôma and the techné of 'the body' and the techniques in which bodies are formed and transformed as crafted responses to the world around us. The volume's contributions to the work of Spinoza, Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, Deluze and Guattari make it a must read for scholars of sociology, cultural and queer studies and philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human body -- Social aspects.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Human body -- Social aspects
Soziale Wahrnehmung
Sociale aspecten.
Kropp -- teknik.
Sexualitet -- genus -- självuppfattning.
Body -- technology.
Sexuality -- gender -- conception of self.
Queer theory.
Människokropen -- sociala aspekter.
Form Electronic book
Author Murray, Samantha, 1978-
Sullivan, Nikki, 1962-
ISBN 0754697851