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  1. The Attentive Body: How the Indexicality of Epigenetic Processes Enriches Our Understanding of Embodied Subjectivity.Samantha Frost - 2020 - Body and Society 26 (4):3-34.
    Drawing on research in posthumanism, science and technology studies and biosemiotics, this essay analyses the challenges epigenetic processes pose for our understanding of embodied subjectivity. It uses the work of Charles Sanders Peirce to argue that epigenetic processes are indexical in their patterned logic, that they are meaning-making processes and that, consequently, they can be conceived as a form of attention. To conceive of bodies as paying attention through epigenetic processes is to rupture the distinction between matter and meaning that (...)
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  • Not a “Real” Period?: Social and Material Constructions of Menstruation.Katie Ann Hasson - 2016 - Gender and Society 30 (6):958-983.
    Despite a great deal of feminist work that has highlighted its social construction, menstruation seems a self-evidently “natural” bodily process. Yet, how menstruation is defined or what “counts” as menstruation is rarely questioned. Examining menstruation alongside technologies that alter it highlights these definitional questions. In this article, I examine menstrual suppression through an analysis of medical journal articles and FDA advisory committee transcripts, paired with websites used to market menstrual suppression to consumers. Across these contexts, new definitions of menstruation converged (...)
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  • The Political Matters: Exploring Material Feminist Theories for Understanding the Political in Health, Inequalities and Nursing.Kay Aranda - 2019 - Nursing Philosophy 20 (4).
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