Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Growing up as the intellectually spirited daughter of a Mexican Indian immigrant family during the s, Castillo defied convention as a writer and a feminist.
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The performance consisted of Hayes walking out of the United Bank testo junkie sex drugs and biopolitics in the pharmacopornographic era in Elgin Switzerland UBS building shortly after noon carrying a small speaker and a microphone on a stand, and reciting a love letter from an A bit despising of asexual struggles, but other than that an amazing reading of xxth century capitalism from a queer, foucauldian perspective.
The carbon chains, O-H3, C-H3, C-OH, gradually penetrate my epidermis and travel through the deep layers of my skin until they reach the blood vessels, nerve endings, glands. In this penetrating analysis of gender, Beatriz Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity are formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire.
First instant: the feeling of a light slap on the skin. Register a free business account. I am linked by T to electricity, to genetic research projects, to mega-urbanization, to the destruction of forests and the biosphere, to pharmaceutical exploitation of living species, to Dolly the cloned sheep, to the advance of the Ebola virus, to HIV mutation, to antipersonnel mines and the broadband transmission of information.
We desperately need it. Since birth control pills, erectile dysfunction remedies, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen were developed, biology is definitely no longer destiny.
This book touches on such a varying range of topics that it feels a gargantuan task to summarise, but the image of a philosopher cutting off his head to approach his ideas with the body first seems like an apt one his words, not mine. The theory and analysis in this book is SO good, you might want to do yourself a favor and just skip all the diary-style chapters of bro-y braggadocio and casual misogyny.
The political manifesto of self-writing, rewriting gender bio codes, of auto-experimentation are not necessarily new ideas but when correlated with his diagnosis of capitalism as it is practiced today, becomes salient and we cannot dismiss it too easily.
That would be disturbing enough on its own, especially the identification of Lorde as a representative of the very "dominant feminist politics" that she wrote searingly about being excluded from and harmed by. This testo junkie sex drugs and biopolitics in the pharmacopornographic era in Elgin continuation of Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado's diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.
Its seduction of the reader into somatic self-experimentation, sure.
This riveting continuation of Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado's diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination. I inject a crystalline, oil-soluble steroid carbon chain of molecules, and with it a fragment of the history of modernity.
Racism is given a salute but Preciado wobbles on the subject. BUT, to really you need to already be well versed and very well read in feminist theory to the most out of this book, because Preciado sure isn't gonna explain it to you.