Dichotomization

Historical moments in the biomedical production of bodies

Late 19th Century 1980s
Representation Simulation
Bourgeois novel Science fiction
Realism and modernism Postmodernism
Organism Biotic component, code
Work Text
Mimesis Play of signifiers
Depth, integrity Surface, boundary
Heat Noise
Biology as clinical practice Biology as inscription
Physiology Communications engineering
Microbiology, tuberculosis Immunology, AIDS
Magic bullet Immunomodulation
Small group Subsystem
Perfection Optimization
Eugenics Genetic engineering
Decadence Obsolescence
Hygiene Stress Management
Organic division of labour Ergonomics, cybernetics
Functional specialization Modular construction
Biological determinism System constraints
Reproduction Replication
Individual Replicon
Community ecology Ecosystem
Racial chain of being United Nations Humanism
Colonialism Transnational capitalism
Nature/culture Fields of difference
Co-operation Communications enhancement
Freud Lacan
Labour Robotics
Mind Artificial intelligence
Second World War Star Wars
White capitalist patriarchy Informatics of domination

Cited: The Biopolitics of Postmodern Bodies [*2]


Transformations in life science in the 20th century

Pre-Second World War Post-Second World War
Represented by R.M. Yerkes Represented by E.O. Wilson
Psychobiology Sociobiology
human engineering communication control
organism cybernetic machine
physiology systems theory
intelligence information
person gene
personality science population genetics and ecology
sex and mind genes and survival machine
instinct and engineering constraints and choice or redesign of trajectories
time-motion studies ergonomics
human relations management sociotechnical systems management optimization
adaptivity optimization
eugenics for race hygiene sexual investment strategies for geneteic profit
nervous system for integration sensory channels and processing centres for environmental tracking
endocrine system for integration chemical communication for environmental tracking
homoeostasis feedback and other control system mechanism
superorganism population

Cited: The Biological Enterprise [*4]


Situated Knowledges

universal rationality ethnophilosophies
common language heteroglossia
new organon deconstruction
unified field theory oppositional positioning
world system local knowledges
master theory webbed accounts

Cited: Situated Knowledges


Japanese translations

  1. 小谷真理訳「サイボーグ宣言」『現代思想』17巻9号1989年
    A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980's
    Socialist Review 80, 1985.

  2. 山田和子訳「ポストモダン身体のバイオポリティックス 免疫系における自己の決定」『現代思想』19巻3号1991年
    The Biopolitics of Postmodern Bodies: Determinations of Self in Immune System Disourse in Defferences, Volume 1, Number 1
    Brown University and Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 1988.

  3. 高橋さきの、松原洋子訳「多文化的フィールドのバイオポリティクス」『現代思想』20巻10号1992年
    The Bio-politics of a Multicultural Field in Primate Visions
    New York: Routledge, 1989.

  4. 山田和子訳「生物学のエンタプライズ 人間工学から社会生物学へ」『現代思想』20巻10号1992年
    The Biological Enterprise: Sex, Mind, and Profit from Human Engineering to Sociobiology in Simians, Cyborgs, and Women - The Reinvention of Nature
    New York, 1991.

  5. 山田和子訳「もう神のトリックはいらない−霊長類、サイボーグ、女性」『InterCommunication』2号1992年
    Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective Simians, Cyborgs, and Women - The Reinvention of Nature
    New York, 1991.

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