By Anneke Smelik, Nina Lykke
Seeing that global conflict II, the organic and technological were fusing and merging in new methods, leading to the lack of a transparent contrast among the 2. This entanglement of biology with know-how isn't new, however the pervasiveness of that integration is superb, as is the rate at which the 2 were merging in fresh a long time. As this approach permeates extra of daily life, the pressing necessity arises to reconsider either biology and expertise. certainly, the human physique can not be appeared both as a bounded entity or as a evidently given and specific a part of an unquestioned whole."Bits of Life" assumes a post-human definition of the physique. it really is grounded in questions on today's biocultures, which pertain neither to humanist physically integrity nor to the anthropological assumption that human our bodies are the one ones that topic. Editors Anneke Smelik and Nina Lykke relief in mapping alterations and modifications and in outstanding a center highway among the metaphor and the cloth. In exploring present reconfigurations of our bodies and embodied matters, the participants pursue a technophilic, but serious, direction whereas articulating new and carefully appraised moral criteria. Anneke Smelik is professor of visible tradition on the Radboud college of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Nina Lykke is professor of gender reports, Linkoeping college, Sweden, and head of the Nordic learn institution in Interdisciplinary Gender reviews.
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Bits of Life: Feminism at the Intersections of Media, Bioscience, and Technology by Anneke Smelik, Nina Lykke