International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, Vol 9, No 2 - Special Issue

Political Objects: Prescriptions, Injustices and Promises of Material Agents

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Waltraud Ernst, Corinna Bath, and Marja Vehviläinen
Guest editorial: Political objects - Prescriptions, injustices and promises of material agents

Sari Irni
On fatal chemistry and sexed human boundaries: Negotiating steroid risks in high-performance sport in Finland [1950-1976]

Marcela Suarez Estrada
Feminist politics, drones and the fight against the ‘Femicide State’ in Mexico

Kjetil Klette Bøhler
Theorizing musical politics through case studies: Feminist grooves against the Temer Government in today’s Brazil

Pat Treusch
Naturecultures of immunological principles: A discussion on the politics of the CLONALG algorithm from a feminist materialist perspective

Marja Vehviläinen
Practices of modest recuperation: Food, situated knowledge, and the politics of respect

Waltraud Ernst
Emancipatory Interferences with Machines?

Holly Hedgeland
Review of ‘Testosterone Rex’ by Cordelia Fine

Christine Edith Heading
Review of ‘Gendered Drugs and medicine: Historical and Socio-Cultural perspectives’

COST Action IS1307 New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter'.

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With the changing of societies on local, national and international scales owing to economic, ecological, political and technological developments and crises, a reorganized academic landscape can be observed to be emerging. Scholarship strives to become increasingly interdisciplinary in order to grasp and examine the unfolding complexity of ongoing ecological, socio-cultural and politico-economic changes. Additionally, academics forge... Read more or find out Who's Who

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Genealogies of New Materialisms; examines and intervenes in canonization processes by compiling a web-based bibliography, coordinating the OST 068/13 8 EN... Read more

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New Materialisms on the Crossroads of the Natural and Human Sciences; seeks to develop new materialisms at the boundaries of the human and natural sciences. The group focuses on how European new materialisms can rework the ‘Two Cultures' gap... Read more

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New Materialisms Embracing the Creative Arts; brings together European researchers, artists, museum professionals, and other activists with a keen interest in the material... Read more

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New Materialisms Tackling Economical and Identity – Political Crises and Organizational Experiments... Read more


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