Book release: La norme du corps hybride

I am delighted to announce the release of the book (in French) La norme du corps hybride, drawn from my thesis in Cultural and Biological Anthropology (QUT, Brisbane and CNRS, France). The book is nicely illustrated by the physician Mélanie Sustersic. You will find few illustrations as attachments.

The book addresses fundamental topics with regard to the impact technologies and techniques have on the human body in health, the so-called hybrid body. This book proposes to unravel the different representations of the hybrid body and the projects that underpin them. It questions a unity of the hybrid being without falling into a reductionist vision of the refabrication of the human body; and gives an account of the adaptive possibilities of the human to the hybridization phenomena.

Thence this work concerns the fields of French studies, Philosophy (epistemology of the human body, phenomenology of perception), Cultural and Biological Anthropology (body-object, body-subject, body-project, adaptability to the prosthesis and auto-evolution), Anthropology in Health (patient-carer relationship and the notion of well-being), Art (the figure of hybridity) and Gender studies (Intersexuality).

Thank you!

The book can be found on the following link

http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no=50410

Kind Regard/ Cordialement

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Published by BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY - The Living Body

Hello, I am Dr Judith Nicogossian, Anthropobiologist, Anthropologist in Health, Business Anthropologist, Keynote Speaker, Philosopher, Chronicler ... My main research is on The impact of technologies on the human body in Health. I am working at different levels of the "hybrid body", that is to say the examination first of what is to be a human being and second what is at stake with the impacts with the techniques and technologies on the human body. "Innovations" within an evolutionary process can be thenceforth defined as "innevolution". How to evolve with new technologies? How work processes of acculturation? What the limites are? Technologies also help us define ourselves and know what we want and what we don't want.

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