The somatechnics of social categorisations

Iris van der Tuin, Holly Randell-Moon

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Abstract

Understanding the role of (techno)scientific knowledges in designating and categorising bodies, informed by stereotypical assumptions and with particular power effects, exemplifies the somatechnics approach to bodies as constituted in and through technologies. Borrowing from Schellenberg’s generative term, ‘the somatechnics of social categorisations’, we will contextualise the contributions in this double issue as examinations of the social values that inform the embodiment of knowledge, power, and an array of digital, pharmacological, medical, and carceral technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)v-xi
Number of pages7
JournalSomatechnics
Volume9
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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