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Cuerpos y diferencias
Cuerpos y diferencias

Cuerpos y diferencias

Calíope

SOCIAL SCIENCE

332 Pages, 6.75 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $23.95 (US $23.95) (CA $31.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9788415271277

Rights: US & CA

Plaza y Valdes (Jun 2019)

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Overview

The body is the primary environment that we inhabit, the physical border that separates our individual self from the other. Experts of science and technology have occupied themselves with the work of understanding bodies by opening them, cutting them up, modifying them, and offering description and prescriptions for them. The works that compose this volume do not depart from the preconceived understanding of what a body is and what its borders are, but instead intends to analyze all the bodies produced and performed for different biomedical practices and the a "partial connections" between them: the bodies from reproductive technologies, those that result from sex reassignment technologies or remedial surgeries, etc. This book includes reflections on questions that appears simple but is also worrying at the same time: How are bodies made? How are they modeled in practice and which are the significant attributes of true bodies? The work is divided into three parts and an epilogue. The three parts are dedicated to the study of bodies in three separate fields. The first handles bodies as objects of biomedical research, the second deals with the bodies that are constructed through those same practices, and the third is on bodies in liminal spaces of 'femininity.' The volume concludes with an epilogue from the philosopher Helen Longino.El cuerpo es el entorno primario que habitamos, la frontera física que nos identifica a un tiempo como lo mismo, como individuos singulares, y como lo otro, frente a los demás cuerpos. La ciencia y la tecnología se han ocupado de la tarea de conocer los cuerpos abriéndolos, troceándolos, modificándolos, ofreciendo descripciones y prescripciones sobre los mismos. Los trabajos que componen este volumen no parten de una idea prefijada de lo que un cuerpo es y cuáles son sus fronteras sino que pretenden analizar, en cambio, los muchos cuerpos producidos y performados por diferentes prácticas bio-médicas y las "conexiones parciales" entre ellos: los cuerpos de las tecnologías reproductivas y terapéuticas, los de las tecnologías de re/asignación de sexo, de las tecnologías reparadoras, etc. En este libro encontrarán reflexiones en torno a una pregunta aparentemente sencilla pero inquietante al mismo tiempo ¿cómo se hacen los cuerpos? ¿Cómo se modelan en la práctica y cuáles son los significados atribuidos a ciertos cuerpos en éstas? La obra está estructurada en tres secciones y un epílogo. Las tres partes están dedicadas al estudio de los cuerpos en tres territorios distintos: la primera se encarga de los cuerpos como objeto de la investigación biomédica, la segunda de los cuerpos que se hacen a través de esas mismas prácticas, y la tercera de los cuerpos en los espacios liminales de la "feminidad" . El volumen concluye con un epílogo a cargo de la filósofa Helen Longino.

Author Biography

Rebeca Ibáñez Martín has a degree in history from Complutense University Madrid, a masters in critical feminist theory from the same, and another masters in philosophy of science and technology from the University of Oviedo. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the department of science, technology, and society with the Institute of Philosophy CCHS, CSIC in Madrid. She has completed predoctoral research at the University of Sussex and University of California Davis. She collaborated on the project "Eating Bodies in Western Theory and Practice," directed by Annemarie Mol, and she played an active part of the research teams Cartography of the Body and Concept and Dimensions of Scientific Culture. She has published several articles, including "Conocer, creer y comprar: el papel de la cultura científica en las actitudes hacia los alimentos funcionales y el medio ambiente" (2008) and "Una alimentación de Cuidado" (2010).  Eulalia Pérez Sedeño is a research professor in the department of science, technology, and society at CSIC in Spain and a professor of logic and philosophy of science. She has been a professor for various European and American universities, and she has published and edited several books and articles, such as El rumor de las estrellas (1986), Las mujeres en el sistema de ciencia y tecnología. Estudios de casos (2001), Ciencia, tecnología y valores desde una perspectiva de género (2005), and Igualdad y equidad en ciencia y tecnología: el caso iberoamericano (Arbor, 2008). She has directed several research projects on science, technology, and gender and the philosophy of science.