Biohacking, Bodies and Do-It-Yourself

The Cultural Politics of Hacking Life Itself

From self-help books and nootropics, to self-tracking and home health tests, to the tinkering with technology and biological particles – biohacking brings biology, medicine, and the material foundation of life into the sphere of »do-it-yourself«. This trend has the potential to fundamentally change people's relationship with their bodies and biology but it also creates new cultural narratives of responsibility, authority, and differentiation. Covering a broad range of examples, this book explores practices and representations of biohacking in popular culture, discussing their ambiguous position between empowerment and requirement, promise and prescription.

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5. November 2021, ca. 314 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8394-6004-7
Dateigröße: ca. 2.33 MB

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Mirjam Grewe-Salfeld

Mirjam Grewe-Salfeld, Universität Potsdam, Deutschland

Autor_in(nen)
Mirjam Grewe-Salfeld
Buchtitel
Biohacking, Bodies and Do-It-Yourself The Cultural Politics of Hacking Life Itself
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
ca. 314
ISBN
978-3-8394-6004-7
Warengruppe
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JPA MB
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 POL010000 MED000000
THEMA-Code
DSB JPA MB
Erscheinungsdatum
5. November 2021
Themen
Amerika, Körper, Biopolitik
Adressaten
Cultural Studies, American Studies, Medical Humanities, Philosophy
Schlagworte
Culture, Representation, Biology, Medicine, Biocultures, Biohacking, Biotechnology, Cultural Narratives, DIY, America, Body, Biopolitics, American Studies, Life Sciences, Cultural Studies

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