Bodies of Science, Bodies of Knowledge|
Fall 2013 not offered
SISP 313, FGSS 312|
|Course Cluster: Disability Studies|
This seminar explores scientific, medical, and anthropological constructions of the body with the aim of jostling reductive representations of bodies as entities that end at the skin and simply house minds. Readings will be interdisciplinary, from critical medical anthropology, feminist science studies, philosophy, and other disciplines interested in the body. We'll put our minds together to think about how imaginations of embodiment tie to political and knowledge-making projects both of domination and of resistance and what it means for a range of actors to live in bodies at the turn of the third millennium.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Anne Fadiman, THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN. ISBN 0374525641, 9780374525644
Nelly Oudshoorn. BEYOND THE NATURAL BODY: AN ARCHEOLOGY OF SEX HORMONES. ISBN-10: 0415091918; ISBN-13: 978-0415091916
Anne Marie Mol, THE BODY MULTIPLE, ISBN 0822329174, 9780822329176
Adriana Petryna, LIFE EXPOSED: BIOLOGICAL CITIZENS AFTER CHERNOBYL, ISBN 069109019X, 9780691090191
Jackie Stacey, TERATOLOGIES: A CULTURAL STUDY OF CANCER. ISBN 0415149606, 9780415149600
|Examination and Assignments: |
Ten weekly and substantive critical reflections on the readings, a midterm analytical paper, and a final research paper. In-class assignments on occasion.
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