A possible science: topologies of interest in corporeal cultural flows

McDonald, Lisa (2009) A possible science: topologies of interest in corporeal cultural flows. International Journal of Science in Society, 1 (1). pp. 69-77. ISSN 1836-6236


Critical writing in the intersections between feminist and science philosophies articulates the basis for innovative dialogue between 'hard' science and the humanities. It attends to relations between science, humanities and notions of the biological body, inquiring into how the biological enables the transformative processes of life that progress natural, social, and cultural existence. Possibilities for thinking the body are based here on the composite effects of scientific deliberations, emergent vocabularies, and dialectical experiential knowledge. Thus what is intricate is also often fragmentary, persuading bases of understanding which both perform and invent, are constituted by way of testimony as well as opportunity. By dint of critical acquaintance these assertions provoke doubt about how scientific experimentation has been imagined in humanities thought and in developing bodies of knowledge concerned along these lines. This paper anticipates the next corporeal turn, situating questions of the biological body amid the emerging scientific economies of India and China. Informed by the focus of transnational cultural studies, this dispersal seeks dialogue with new scientific intensities in Trans-Asian spaces.

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Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2009 the author(s). Apart from fair use for the purposes of study, research, criticism or review, no part of this work may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. For permissions:<cg-support@commongroundpublishing.com
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 02:23
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 06:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: transnational cultural studies; corporeality; nature; biology; science; humanities; trans-Asian relations
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160808 Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24889

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