“Why Should Our Bodies End at the Skin?”: Embodiment, Boundaries, and Somatechnics

  title={“Why Should Our Bodies End at the Skin?”: Embodiment, Boundaries, and Somatechnics},
  author={M. Shildrick},
  pages={13 - 29}
Donna Haraway's enduring question—“Why should our bodies end at the skin?” (Haraway 1990, 220)—is ever more relevant in the postmodern era, where issues of bodies, boundaries, and technologies increasingly challenge not only the normative performance of the human subject, but also the very understanding of what counts as human. Critical Disability Studies has taken up the problematic of technology, particularly in relation to the deployment of prostheses by people with disabilities. Yet… Expand
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