Bits of Life: An Introduction / Anneke Smelik and Nina Lykke
PART 1. HISTORIES AND GENEALOGIES
1. Feminist Cultural Studies of Technoscience: Portrait of an Implosion / Nina Lykke
2. Roots and Routes: The Making of Feminist Cultural Studies of Technoscience / Maureen McNeil
3. "There Are Always More Things Going On Than You Thought!" Methodologies as Thinking Technologies: Interview with Donna Haraway / Nina Lykke, Randi Markussen, and Finn Olesen
PART 2. RECONFIGURED BODIES
4. Fluid Ecologies: Changing Hormonal Systems of Embodied Difference / Celia Roberts
5. Parenthood and Kinship in IVF for Humans and Animals: On Traveling Bits of Life in the Age of Genetics / Amade M'Charek and Grietje Keller
6. From Rambo Sperm to Egg Queens: Two Versions of Lennart Nilsson's Film on Human Reproduction / Mette Bryld and Nina Lykke
7. Screening the Gene: Hollywood Cinema and the Genetic Imaginary / Jackie Stacey
PART 3. REMEDIATED BODIES
8. MyLifeBits: The Computer as Memory Machine / Jose van Dijck
9. Tunnel Vision: Inner, Outer, and Virtual Space in Science Fiction Films and Medical Documentaries / Anneke Smelik
10. What if Frankenstein('s Monster) Was a Girl?: Reproduction and Subjectivity in the Digital Age / Jenny Sunden
PART 4. PHILOSOPHIES OF LIFE
11. Living in a Posthumanist Material World: Lessons from Schrodinger's Cat / Karen Barad
12. The Politics of Life as Bios/Zoe / Rosi Braidotti
The fusion of biological and technological power and the entanglements of biocultures.
Anneke Smelik is professor of visual culture at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Nina Lykke is professor of gender studies, Linkoeping University, Sweden, and head of the Nordic Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies.
..[Mark[s] the profound theoretical shifts that accompany new
configurations of life and the material in a posthuman age. . . .
[Provides] succinct and rich overviews of where feminist studies,
especially feminist technoscience studies, stands today.