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Dussauge, Isabelle
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Kaiser, A. & Dussauge, I. (2015). Feminist and Queer Repoliticizations of the Brain. EspacesTemps.net
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feminist and Queer Repoliticizations of the Brain
2015 (English)In: EspacesTemps.net, ISSN 0339-3267, E-ISSN 1777-5477Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The historical relationship between biology and feminist politics is one of proximity and distance, tensions and contradictions. This is particularly obvious in the current golden age of neuroscience, when arguments supporting sexism, the inevitability of the sex/gender difference, the equalization of sexuality with heterosexuality and much more are reformulated based on the findings from brain research. In this paper, we examine the specific entanglements of brain science and feminism and identify three main directions which are “destabilizations”, “reconstructions”, and “recontextualizations”. These encounters provide a structure for our argument and reflect that the interactions between biology, feminist politics and political activism are contentious but sometimes also very productive. We close with some thoughts on the sociological configurations of the political economy of neuroscience for the trans*, intersex and feminist movement.

National Category
Gender Studies Neurosciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-259834 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-08-12 Created: 2015-08-12 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Dussauge, I., Helgesson, C.-F. & Lee, F. (2015). On the omnipresence, diversity, and elusiveness of values in the life sciences and medicine. In: Isabelle Dussauge, Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Francis Lee (Ed.), Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine: . Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the omnipresence, diversity, and elusiveness of values in the life sciences and medicine
2015 (English)In: Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine / [ed] Isabelle Dussauge, Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Francis Lee, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247309 (URN)978-0-19-968958-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-17 Last updated: 2015-03-17
Dussauge, I. (2015). Sex, Cash and Neuromodels of Desire. BioSocieties, 10(4), 444-464
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sex, Cash and Neuromodels of Desire
2015 (English)In: BioSocieties, ISSN 1745-8552, E-ISSN 1745-8560, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 444-464Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the twenty-first century’s biological culture, pleasure and desire seem to be widely reconceptualized as processes of the brain. The neurosciences of sex and money are two fields of crucial interest in this cerebralization of desire. On the basis of a cross-reading of neuroimaging studies of sexuality and of neuroeconomics, I analyze the specific notions of desire/pleasure at work in the neuroimaging experiments. What is lost, and what is claimed to be found, in the neu- rosciences of desire for sex and cash? With particular attention to notions of rewards, I argue that transfers of metaphors from neuroeconomics naturalize economized notions of sexual desire. Moreover, I argue that neuroeconomics and the neuroscience of sex essentialize desire as the drive of our behavior, and that this, in turn, relates to the neurosciences’ re-invention of the social in the terms of a late capitalist society.

Keywords
neuroimaging; sexuality; emotion; desire; commensuration; neuroeconomics
National Category
Gender Studies Neurosciences Psychology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230789 (URN)10.1057/biosoc.2014.23 (DOI)000368916000004 ()
Projects
Brain Desires
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2014-08-29 Created: 2014-08-29 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Dussauge, I. (2015). Valuation machines: Economies of desire/pleasure in contemporary neuroscience. In: Isabelle Dussauge, Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Francis Lee (Ed.), Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine: . Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Valuation machines: Economies of desire/pleasure in contemporary neuroscience
2015 (English)In: Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine / [ed] Isabelle Dussauge, Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Francis Lee, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247308 (URN)978-0-19-968958-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-17 Last updated: 2015-03-17
Dussauge, I., Helgesson, C.-F. & Lee, F. (Eds.). (2015). Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
Keywords
Life sciences, medicine, health care, values, pragmatism, value practices, moral economy, science and technology studies
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247285 (URN)978-0-19-968958-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-16 Last updated: 2015-03-17
Dussauge, I. (2015). Valuography: Studying the making of values. In: Isabelle Dussauge, Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Francis Lee (Ed.), Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine: . Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Valuography: Studying the making of values
2015 (English)In: Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine / [ed] Isabelle Dussauge, Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Francis Lee, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247310 (URN)978-0-19-968958-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-17 Last updated: 2015-03-17
Dussauge, I. (2014). Brains, Sex, and Queers 2090: An Ideal Experiment. In: Sigrid Schmitz, Grit Höppner (Ed.), Gendered Neurocultures: Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Current Brain Discourses (pp. 67-88). Vienna: Zaglossus
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brains, Sex, and Queers 2090: An Ideal Experiment
2014 (English)In: Gendered Neurocultures: Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Current Brain Discourses / [ed] Sigrid Schmitz, Grit Höppner, Vienna: Zaglossus , 2014, p. 67-88Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vienna: Zaglossus, 2014
National Category
Gender Studies Neurosciences Social Sciences Interdisciplinary History of Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230787 (URN)978-3-902902-12-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2014-08-29 Created: 2014-08-29 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Berner, B. & Dussauge, I. (Eds.). (2014). Kön, kropp, materialitet: Perspektiv från fransk genusforskning. Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kön, kropp, materialitet: Perspektiv från fransk genusforskning
2014 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2014
Series
Pandora
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-218825 (URN)9789179242619 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-02-18 Created: 2014-02-18 Last updated: 2015-03-17
Dussauge, I. & Kaiser, A. (2013). Repolitisation féministe et queer du cerveau. Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances, 7(3), 667-692
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Repolitisation féministe et queer du cerveau
2013 (French)In: Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 667-692Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Sciences Humanities Gender Studies Biological Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214304 (URN)
Projects
Brain Desires
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2014-01-08 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2015-03-17
Dussauge, I. (2013). The Experimental Neuro-Framing of Sexuality. Graduate Journal of Social Science, 10(1), 124-151
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Experimental Neuro-Framing of Sexuality
2013 (English)In: Graduate Journal of Social Science, ISSN 1572-3763, E-ISSN 1572-3763, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 124-151Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Brain scans of homosexuality, sexual desire and images of male and female brain function are becoming a common element of popular scientific news. How is sexuality re-described and re-produced when studied in brain scanners? This article explores the cultural production of sexuality in the growing field of neuroimaging research. In focus is the neural framing of sexuality, i.e. the process by which sexuality is understood as a matter of brain activity and visualizable with medical imaging technologies. The neuroframing of sexuality enables a reproduction of socio-cultural notions of difference, but also of neuroscience’s own notions of agency. The neural framing of sexuality re-mediates an idealized sexuality: ageless, neatly oriented, bodiless although haunted by the de-animated body, unfolding neatly as a sequential response of a psychological inside to an inanimate outside, and essentialized as independent from its feelers and objects.

National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-197274 (URN)
Projects
Brain Desires (funded by Vetenskapsrådet)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2013-03-21 Created: 2013-03-20 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
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