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Book Forum–Elizabeth A. Wilson’s Gut Feminism

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Elizabeth Wilson’s Gut Feminism revisits feminism’s traditionally antagonistic engagement with biology with a call to reposition the body in feminist thought. As Wilson critically explores relationships between guts and melancholia, pharmacokinetics and bile, psyche and soma, she generates tools and insights for a new feminist reading of biology, and articulates the role of aggression as a necessary condition for feminist …

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“Notes on a Balinese Cockfight” and Donald Trump

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Shortly after the election, I taught “Notes on a Balinese Cockfight” to my Anthropological Theory class, as I always do, at that point in the semester. By then we had covered “old ideas” – anthropologists who saw societies as bodies that successfully regulated themselves into homeostasis, cultures as cauldrons that take all that is natural and transform it into all …

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Top of the Heap: Zoë H. Wool

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For this installment of the Top of the Heap series, I spoke with Zoë H. Wool, who is a medical anthropologist and assistant professor at Rice University in Texas.

The invitation to contribute to the Top of the Heap felt like such a treat…and then sent me into a tailspin of professional anxiety (Alexander I. Stingl laid out the dilemma …

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Extractivism, Refusals, and the Mining of Failure

Is ethnographic research analogous to a gold mine project, an extractive industry that makes a social and material landscape knowable, and hence governable? Is knowledge construction a veil for narrative extraction, where knowledge is a commodity to be reassembled for productive gain? I ask these questions as a way to tease out the tensions experienced between me and my collaborators …

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Special Issue: Feminism & Psychology, “DSM-5 and Beyond: A Critical Feminist Engagement with Psychodiagnosis”

The current issue of Feminism & Psychology is an open source special issue focusing on the long-promised, upcoming revision to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Entitled “DSM-5 and Beyond: A Critical Feminist Engagement with Psychodiagnosis,” the issue is guest edited by Jeanne Marecek and Nicola Gavey. As they write in their introduction:

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Re-tooling subjectivities

There is a very interesting looking special issue of the journal Subjectivity which has just come out: “Re-tooling Subjectivities: Exploring the Possible with Feminist Science and Technology Studies,” guest edited by Wenda Bauchspies and Maria Puig de la Bellacasa.  I haven’t managed to get access to this particular issue through my institution’s library, so I’ll only be able …