The Somatechnics of Research

I thought this was an intriguing call for papers:

Guest edited by Dennis Bruining, Holly Randell-Moon, and Saartje Tack
This special issue /Somatechnics: Journal of Bodies – Technologies –
Power /invites contributions that critically examine how research
methods, methodologies, theories, practices and institutions constitute
somatechnics. Somatechnics here is understood broadly as an approach the
body/ technology nexus that displaces the ‘and’ in ‘bodies and
technologies’ to account for the ways bodies are always already
technologized. Somatechnics research has engendered a wide range of
innovative and ground-breaking transdisciplinary scholarship on the body
that has been particularly productive in furthering our understanding of
the lived experience of various corporealities and social justice
issues. This special issue asks how research and its practices engender
somatechnical relations of power that constrain and enable the
production of knowledge and the capacity to theorise in particular ways.
We are interested in work that:

   * Links somatechnics to philosophies of technology in ways that
     disclose current research practices
   * Explores research practices and institutions as technologies of
     particular kinds of ontologies and epistemologies, for instance in
     the context of colonising knowledges per Linda Tuhiwai Smith
   * Reads somatechnics as a conceptual interlocutor between different
     theoretical and methodological approaches to research practice
   * Discusses the materiality and embodied dimensions to research practices
   * Connects somatechnics to theories of power and racialization in
     research practice
   * Relates somatechnics to the operation of neoliberal capitalism and
     the moulding of bodies as receptive to neoliberal regimes in current
     research practice

We are also interested in work that addresses the broad theme of the
somatechnics of research.
Please send 200-300w abstracts to:
*Abstracts are due April 30**^th **, 2021.*
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out on May 16^th , 2021. Full
articles of 6,000-,7000w are due July 30^th , 2021.
We also welcome shorter review essays of 5,000-6,000w.
For more information on the journal, please visit here:

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