Body images - gender inside/outside
PhD course 2011
Lisa Cartwright is Professor of Communication and Science Studies at the University of California San Diego. Her research areas are film and media studies, feminist and sexuality studies; disability studies; visual culture in science, health and medicine.
In the workshop we will be reviewing feminist science and technology studies approaches to seeing how the gaze and visual technologies have organized the body from its totality to its parts and from the scale of the multiple to the molecular in biomedical science, and in domestic, public and institutional contexts and practices, such as the clinic, the family, and the state, where biomedicine comes into play. We will also consider how these approaches have been informed by scholarship in anthropology, film studies, visual studies, and history of medicine, to bring us to the present day methods and theories. Current concepts such as biomedical citizenship, sensory ethnography, and affect studies will be introduced as aspects of visual theory of the body in and around the field of STS.
Lisa Cartwright is the author of several well-known books, including:
- Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture, co-author Marita Sturken, Oxford University Press, 2001
- Screening the Body: Tracing Medicine's Visual Culture, University of Minnesota Press, 1995
- The Visible Woman: Imaging Technologies, Gender and Science, a volume co-edited with Paula Treichler and Constance Penley, NYU Press, 1998
Adele Clarke is Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of History of Health Sciences at the University of California San Francisco. Primary research and creative areas are historical and contemporary sociology of biomedical sciences and technologies, the development of qualitative research methodologies, and women's health. She has recently initiated a new project on the history of globalization focused on how "things medical" travel.
The workshop will demonstrate how Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis can be applied in the analysis of visual material, cf. chapter six in the book Situational Analysis.
Adele Clarke has published widely within Grounded Theory, Science and Technology Studies, and Gender. Publications include:
- Adele E. Clarke, Janet Shim, Laura Mamo, Jennifer Fosket, and Jennifer Fishman (Eds.) 2010. Biomedicalization: Technoscience and Transformations of Health and Illness in the U.S. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
- Adele E. Clarke. 2005. Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After the Postmodern Turn. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Adele E. Clarke. 1998. Disciplining Reproduction: Modernity, American Life Sciences and the 'Problems of Sex'. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Aud Sissel Hoel Ph.D. 2005, Associate Professor of Visual Communication, Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology