- Code SOCY3010
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Health Medicine and the Body, Sociology, Algorithms and Data
This course investigates the impact of technology on understandings and experiences of identity and the body, with a focus on the notion of the posthuman. Topics will include reproductive technologies, psychopharmacology, genomics, organ transplantation and the quantified self. Linking the case studies will be three themes: 1) how technology both reproduces and challenges dominant models of human identity and relations 2) how theories and concepts such as the cyborg, the posthuman and the assemblage understand technological relations 3) how technology is utilised and appropriated by users, often in ways contrary to intended uses. The course will draw on material from Science and Technology Studies, Medical Anthropology, the Sociology of Medicine and Feminist Theory.
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