Somatechnics: Queering the Technologisation of Bodies

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Dr Samantha Murray, Professor Nikki Sullivan
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Social Science - 264 pages
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Somatechnics highlights the reciprocal bond between the s˘ma and the technÚ of 'the body' and the techniques in which bodies are formed and transformed as crafted responses to the world around us. Structured around the themes of the governance of social bodies, the gendering of sexed bodies and the techniques associated with the formation of the self, Somatechnics presents a groundbreaking study of body modification. Its 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.

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About the author (2012)

Nikki Sullivan is Associate Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies and Director of the Somatechnics Research Centre at Macquarie University, Australia.

Samantha Murray is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Somatechnics Research Centre and the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Australia.

Nikki Sullivan, Samantha Murray, Jessica Cadwallader, Rosemary Betterton, Susan Stryker, Audrey Yue, Robin Mackenzie, Marie Fox, Michael Thomson, Eliza Steinbock, Elizabeth Stephens, Matt Lodder, Philipa Rothfield, Kane Race.

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