Feminist and queer repoliticizations of the brain

Dussauge, Isabelle; Kaiser, Anelis (2013). Feminist and queer repoliticizations of the brain. Revue d'anthropologie des connaissances, 7(3), pp. 667-692. Cairn 10.3917/rac.020.0667

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The historical relationship between biology and feminist politics is one of tensions and contradictions. Today, this is especially flagrant in the present golden age of neuroscience, when the older arguments of superiority of masculinity over femininity, the inevitability of sexual difference, and the dominance of heterosexuality, are formulated in terms of the brain. In this paper, we examine the specific entanglements of brain sciences and feminism and detect three main directions of this endeavour. “Destabilizations”, “reconstructions”, and “recontextualizations” are the conflictive but also sometimes productive ways these two very different fields of research and political activism interact with each other, we argue. We conclude this article by thinking about sociological configurations of involvements in the political economy of neuroscience.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Kaiser Trujillo, Anelis Carolina

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1760-5393

Publisher:

Cairn

Language:

French

Submitter:

Irène Gonce-Gyr

Date Deposited:

24 Apr 2014 15:46

Last Modified:

09 Sep 2017 16:44

Publisher DOI:

10.3917/rac.020.0667

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.45877

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/45877

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