Biohacking, Bodies and Do-It-Yourself

The Cultural Politics of Hacking Life Itself

From self-help books and nootropics, to self-tracking and home health tests, to the tinkering with technology and biological particles – biohacking brings biology, medicine, and the material foundation of life into the sphere of »do-it-yourself«. This trend has the potential to fundamentally change people's relationship with their bodies and biology but it also creates new cultural narratives of responsibility, authority, and differentiation. Covering a broad range of examples, this book explores practices and representations of biohacking in popular culture, discussing their ambiguous position between empowerment and requirement, promise and prescription.

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13 December 2021, 314 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-6004-7
File size: 2.33 MB

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Mirjam Grewe-Salfeld

Mirjam Grewe-Salfeld, Universität Potsdam, Deutschland

Book title
Biohacking, Bodies and Do-It-Yourself The Cultural Politics of Hacking Life Itself
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
314
ISBN
978-3-8394-6004-7
DOI
10.14361/9783839460047
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JPA MB
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 POL010000 MED000000
THEMA-Code
DSB JPA MB
Release date
13 December 2021
Topics
Amerika, Biopolitik, Körper
Readership
Cultural Studies, American Studies, Medical Humanities, Philosophy
Keywords/Tags
Culture, Representation, Biology, Medicine, Biocultures, Biohacking, Biotechnology, Cultural Narratives, DIY, America, Body, Biopolitics, American Studies, Life Sciences, Cultural Studies

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