By Anneke M. Smelik,Nina Lykke
Since international 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 really new, however the pervasiveness of that integration is astonishing, as is the rate at which the 2 were merging in contemporary a long time. As this procedure permeates extra of daily life, the pressing necessity arises to reconsider either biology and expertise. certainly, the human physique can not be looked both as a bounded entity or as a clearly given and particular a part of an unquestioned whole.
Bits of lifestyles assumes a posthuman definition of the physique. it really is grounded in questions on brand new biocultures, which pertain neither to humanist physically integrity nor to the anthropological assumption that human our bodies are the one ones that subject. Editors Anneke Smelik and Nina Lykke reduction in mapping alterations and changes and in remarkable a center highway among the metaphor and the cloth. In exploring present reconfigurations of our bodies and embodied topics, the participants pursue a technophilic, but severe, direction whereas articulating new and punctiliously appraised moral standards.
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Bits of Life: Feminism at the Intersections of Media, Bioscience, and Technology (In Vivo) by Anneke M. Smelik,Nina Lykke