Refracting bodies through technology
Technologies refract discourses. They articulate silent understandings, highlight cultural values, emphasize subtle ideas. Studying technological artefacts can help trace the discursive contours within which we live. And give us words to challenge them. I research medical technologies and material discursive practices of the body. Employing theoretical tools from feminist science studies, I find my academic home at the juncture of STS and medical sociology.
Gendering Drugs: Feminist Studies of Pharmaceuticals
On the frontier of feminist technoscience research, Ericka Johnson’s collaborative project Gendering Drugs: Feminist Studies of Pharmaceuticals (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) explores how the gendered body is produced in and by medical technologies".
Ericka Johnson interviewed by Taylor Fox-Smith, Macquarie University and the United States Studies Centre in Sydney, Australia in a podcast, New Books Network.
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