Captivating Technology: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life.
Ruha Benjamin, Ed.
Duke University Press, 2019. 416 pages.
“How might we craft a justice-oriented approach to
technoscience?” asks Ruha Benjamin in the introduction to Captivating
Technology: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in
Everyday Life (11). This question is at the core of the book’s project,
knitting together …
Epilepsy is a chronic
illness and disability characterized by recurrent, unpredictable seizures. Epileptic
seizures are transient events during which people lose control over all or parts
of body-mind function. This can result in the rhythmic twisting of a person’s
wrist, sudden inexplicable feelings of joy, or involuntary spasms of the whole
body. Since antiquity, epilepsy has occupied healers, philosophers, physicians,
Figuring a Grotesque
Penfield Archives, Osler Library of the History of Medicine This hand drawn illustration rendered in black ink shows two mirror image outlines of cross sections of the cerebral cortex comprised of segmented lines each of which is labeled with the part of the body to which that part of the brain corresponds. Curving around
The AusSTS Interdisciplinary
workshop took place at Deakin University, in Melbourne, Australia from the 3rd
to the 5th of July 2019.
The workshop quite
literally started with a confession of the feeling of insecurity that surfaces
when you step into an interdisciplinary setting. Cordelia Fine, opening Keynote
of the 3-day workshop, began her lecture ‘50 Shades of Grey …
In this book forum, we review three ethnographies of critical global health – Crystal (Cal) Biruk’s Cooking Data, Ramah McKay’s Medicine in the Meantime, and Noémi Tousignant’s Edges of Exposure – and ask the authors to reflect on the nature of labor, the public-private, and race in critical global health, as well as the future of the field. …
Science and Technology Studies (STS) can engage with social movements in a variety of forms. STS scholarship has provided methods, theories, and concepts related to how information and values are communicated between scientific disciplines and affected communities, how those communities are formed and/or dissolved around matters of concern, how they are (not) listened to and (not) legitimated, and how issues …