Trans Desire/Affective Cyborgs (2020)

Trans Desire Affective Cyborgs Reviews for Trans Desire Micha Cardenas takes apart the terms and implicit contract binding the project of Master Thesis What is it to master an object of inquiry that resists boundary control or conc
  • Title: Trans Desire/Affective Cyborgs
  • Author: Micha Cárdenas Barbara Fornssler Wolfgang Schirmacher
  • ISBN: 9780982530993
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trans Desire/Affective Cyborgs
    Reviews for Trans Desire Micha Cardenas takes apart the terms and implicit contract binding the project of Master Thesis What is it to master an object of inquiry that resists boundary control or conceptual arrest How does one pursue a thesis when genre and gender assignments are continually destabilized Situated between soft rant and manifesto, between autobiographeReviews for Trans Desire Micha Cardenas takes apart the terms and implicit contract binding the project of Master Thesis What is it to master an object of inquiry that resists boundary control or conceptual arrest How does one pursue a thesis when genre and gender assignments are continually destabilized Situated between soft rant and manifesto, between autobiographeme and scholarship, between single and double authorship, _Trans Desire_ bravely faces down the quirky habits of our bildopedic culture, reformatting the very conditions of institutional submission Avital Ronell In this powerful meta account of transgressive embodiments and desires, Cardenas enunciates a rousing, theoretically complex and practically explicit politic of resistance which will resonate with scholar and layperson alike Allucquere Rosanne Stone In Trans Desire, Micha Cardenas offers a moving and provocative exploration of transgender desire, its limits, and its potential for biopolitical resistance At an intersection of poetics and theory, Cardenas embraces a queer ethico politics devoted to radically challenging not only heteronormativity but the oppressive power of Empire broadly Diane Davis Affective Cyborgs is framed as a necessary departure from Donna Haraway s cyborg Appropriated from the complex sexual politics of BDSM culture, the figure of the switch is proposed as a new possibility for conceptualizing agency in our encounters with technology A doubling of the cyborg body, the switch locates the liminal space in which the binary of dominance and submission may be explored as a contextual and meshed embodiment of contingency, materialized via affective decision This framing suggests new directions for feminist philosophies of technology About the authors Micha Cardenas transreal is an artist theorist and a Lecturer in the Visual Arts Department and the Critical Gender Studies program at the University of California, San Diego She received her MA in Communication at the European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland and her MFA from UCSD Barbara Fornssler is a PhD student at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland, and a writer whose research interests include the body and technology, multimodal communication, and philosophies of gender.
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    One Reply to “Trans Desire/Affective Cyborgs”

    1. micha c rdenas s piece was interesting but rough around the edges 4 ish stars Barbara Fornssler s was basically completely incoherent maybe 1.5 stars both essays seem like they were probably final papers for grad school courses the book overall needed substantive editing both for style and for content, especially Barbara Fornssler s essay, which both demonstrated a not great grasp of academic writing in English and also had no real structure that I could discern, such that her argument, if there [...]

    2. A surprising mixed bag Cardenas long essay was much better than expected, Fornssier s much worse Cardenas s work is a broad, engaging chimera transcending essay, constantly engaging, provocative and useful, as she ranges from open source trans porn to biopolitics, utopian resistance, and the nature of political and erotic desire.Fornssier has a couple good ideas, almost well expressed in her conclusion a Hegelian critique of Haraway s Cyborg Manifesto, and the notion of a BDSM switch as an alter [...]

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