By Anneke M. Smelik,Nina Lykke
Since global battle 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 is not new, however the pervasiveness of that integration is extraordinary, as is the rate at which the 2 were merging in contemporary many years. As this technique permeates extra of lifestyle, the pressing necessity arises to reconsider either biology and expertise. certainly, the human physique can not be seemed both as a bounded entity or as a obviously given and particular a part of an unquestioned whole.
Bits of existence assumes a posthuman definition of the physique. it truly is grounded in questions about contemporary 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 adjustments and differences and in extraordinary a center highway among the metaphor and the fabric. In exploring present reconfigurations of our bodies and embodied matters, the individuals pursue a technophilic, but serious, direction whereas articulating new and carefully 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