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TSQ 1.3, Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly continues its exciting project of creating a home for transgender studies with its second issue, Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary, edited by Aren Z. Aizura, Trystan Cotten, Carsten Balzer/Carla LaGata, Marcia Ochoa, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz. I am so pleased to … Continue reading

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The Child’s Technicity: Simondon’s Hybrid Technical Knowledge

The first paragraph of Gilbert Simondon’s Du mode d’existence des objets techniques (1958) effects a provocative transvaluation of Western thought.[1] Culture has be constituted in opposition to technics, as a form of protection of the human body from contamination by technology.  “The … Continue reading

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The Human is Not a Prosthetic Being, III: Race is Technical

I have followed with interest, and write about in a forthcoming essay on race and technology in transgender studies, the Deleuzian project of the critical re-ontologization of race in the humanities, notably in Amit Rai’s wonderful formulation, “race racing.” But … Continue reading

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We are Not Cyborg Subjects, We are Artisans

This post flows out of the wonderful time I had at SLSA13, particularly a book panel on Thomas LaMarre’s translation of Muriel Combe’s book, Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual (MIT 2012).  The discussion we had with Steven Meyer, Hugh … Continue reading

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The Human is Not a Prosthetic Being

Much of my current work draws me toward various posthumanist endeavors that displace human consciousness, the subject, and the rational individual as the unquestioned unit of analysis of the humanities–the category for this kind of work on this blog is … Continue reading

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Simondon’s Levels of Individuation

My gig as a fellow on the Rutgers Institue for Research on Women (IRW) seminar this year has given me a provocative interdisciplinary milieu in which to confront my own capacity to articulate some of my scholarly orientations to colleagues, … Continue reading

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