Mattering : Feminism, Science, and Materialism / Victoria Pitts-Taylor.

New York, NY : New York University Press, [2016]
Biopolitics ; 1
1 online resource
Feminism and science.
Feminist theory.
Human body.
In English.
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Feminists today are re-imagining nature, biology, and matter in feminist thought and critically addressing new developments in biology, physics, neuroscience, epigenetics and other scientific disciplines. Mattering, edited by noted feminist scholar Victoria Pitts-Taylor, presents contemporary feminist perspectives on the materialist or 'naturalizing' turn in feminist theory, and also represents the newest wave of feminist engagement with science. The volume addresses the relationship between human corporeality and subjectivity, questions and redefines the boundaries of human/non-human and nature/culture, elaborates on the entanglements of matter, knowledge, and practice, and addresses biological materialization as a complex and open process. This volume insists that feminist theory can take matter and biology seriously while also accounting for power, taking materialism as a point of departure to rethink key feminist issues. The contributors, an international group of feminist theorists, scientists and scholars, apply concepts in contemporary materialist feminism to examine an array of topics in science, biotechnology, biopolitics, and bioethics. These include neuralplasticity and the brain-machine interface; the use of biometrical identification technologies for transnational border control; epigenetics and the intergenerational transmission of the health effects of social stigma; ADHD and neuropharmacology; and randomized controlled trials of HIV drugs.A unique and interdisciplinary collection, Mattering presents in grounded, concrete terms the need for rethinking disciplinary boundaries and research methodologies in light of the shifts in feminist theorizing and transformations in the sciences.
Mattering. Feminism, Science, and Corporeal Politics
1. Matter in the Shadows
2. New Material Feminisms and Historical Materialism
3. On the Politics of "New Feminist Materialisms"
4. Nonlinear Evolution, Sexual Difference, and the Ontological Turn
5. The Lure of Immateriality in Accounts of Development and Evolution
6. Embodying Intersectionality
7. Sex/Gender Matters and Sex/Gender Materialities in the Brain
8. The Communicative Phenomenon of Brain-Computer Interfaces
9. Technologies of Failure, Bodies of Resistance
10. The Enactment of Intention and Exception through Poisoned Corpses and Toxic Bodies
11. Neurofeminism
12. Female Bodily (Re)Productivity in the Stem Cell Economy
13. Prisons Matter
14. Urban Api-Ethnography
15. Un/Re-Making Method
16. Experimental Subjects Kick Back
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Pitts-Taylor, Victoria, editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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10.18574/9781479842308 doi
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