Somatechnics: Queering the Technologisation of Bodies
Dr Samantha Murray, Professor Nikki Sullivan
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Social Science - 264 pages
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.