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Time, Genomics, and the Social: Some Anthropological Thoughts on "Biotemporality

Seminar   24.06.2008

Starts

30.11.1999

Ends

30.11.1999

Speakers

Dr Matt Hodges, Research Fellow, Egenis

Organised by

Egenis

Venue

University of Exeter,Egenis, Byrne House,St Germans Road,Exeter, EX4 4PJ

Room no: GF7, Byrne House

Event details

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

How might the temporal dimensions of lived experience be theorised in studies of “biosociality”? A number of dominant paradigms exist in the social sciences – historical methodologies, memory studies – but recently, theorists have also proposed approaches founded in the study of time, temporality, and emergence.

In a critical discussion of anthropological approaches to time I illustrate how these might be productively adapted for the task. Parallels then emerge with posthumanist approaches in the sociology of science; and a model for theorising social and material processes is apparent in which temporal analysis plays a more central role.

The question of whether “biotemporality” might operate as a conceptual adjunct to biosociality, or whether an alternative framework is called for, will therefore be addressed as the seminar progresses.

Further details

http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/egenis/events/pastevents/seminars/furtherdetails,2818,en.t4.html