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Somatechnics: Queering the Technologisation of Bodies / Edition 1

Somatechnics: Queering the Technologisation of Bodies / Edition 1

by Samantha Murray, Nikki Sullivan
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ISBN-13: 9780754675303
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Series: Queer Interventions Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Contents: Series Editors' Preface: Originary somatechnicity; Introduction, Nikki Sullivan and Samantha Murray; Section 1 The Somatechnics of the Social Body: 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; Kings 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. Section 2 Somatechnologies of Sex/Gender: 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. Section 3 Somatechnics of the Self: 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; Index.

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