Somatechnics: queering the technologisation of bodies

Nikki Sullivan (Editor), Samantha Murray (Editor)

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Abstract

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. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFarnham, UK
PublisherAshgate Publishing
Number of pages249
ISBN (Electronic)9780754697855
ISBN (Print)9780754675303
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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