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Somatechnics : queering the technologisation of bodies

Author: Nikki Sullivan; Samantha Murray
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Series: Queer interventions.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Somatechnics highlights the reciprocal bond between the soma and the techne of 'the body' and the techniques in which bodies are formed and transformed as crafted responses to the world around us.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikki Sullivan; Samantha Murray
ISBN: 9780754675303 0754675300 9780754697855 0754697851
OCLC Number: 319247423
Description: xiii, 249 p. ; 25 cm.
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.
Series Title: Queer interventions.
Responsibility: edited by Nikki Sullivan, Samantha Murray.
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