The Biopolitics of Postmodern Bodies: Constitutions of Self ...

The Biopolitics of Postmodern Bodies: Constitutions of Self ...

The Biopolitics of Postmodern Bodies: Constitutions of Self in Immune System Discourse By Donna J. Haraway From Simians, Cyborgs and Women Presentation by Susan Russell Aims of the Class To unveil the economic, political, and social power systems represented in the immune system, To articulate how these constructs have developed in society, especially in our ongoing class discussion of the cyborg, To articulate the constructed boundaries between self

and Other that science has mapped within the realm of normal and pathological using the immume system as its marker, And To discuss how this mapping has affected the overarching representation of the individualized human being. Key Terms and Concepts Sign Signifier/Signified Language Power Not-self Postmodern Cyborg Difference

Generated Systems The Immune System The Network Theory T cells B cells Mononuclear phagocyte system Human Genome project Immunological Symphony Pathology Bibliography Cobley, Paul, and Jansz, Litza. Introducing Semiotics. Cambridge, Icon Books, 1999. Foucault, Michel. Truth and Power. Foucault Reader. Ed. Paul

Rabinow New York: Pantheon, 1984. Frakes, Jonathan, dir. First Contact. Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner (Paramount 1996). Haraway, Donna. Simians, Cyborgs, and Women. New York: Routeledge,1991. Nichols, Mike, dir. Angels in America. Al Pacino, Mary Louis Parker, Justin Kirk (HBO, 2003). Spielberg, Steven, dir. AI. William Hurt, Haley Joel Osment (Dreamworks, 2001). Wachowski, Andy, and Wachowski, Larry, dirs. Matrix Reloaded. Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne (Warner Brothers 2003).

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