Among ironic avatars and robots in love: gender formations moving across humans and their technological imitations

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This paper centers on the question about potential reproductions or transformations of gender that may be effected when different kinds of technologies are involved in the intra-action among the multiple forcdes that are enmeshed in the production of gender categories and gender performativity, as we know them. So what happens to our doings of gender, our understandings, materializations of gender when technologies enter the equation. I bring in Judith Butler, Karen Barad and postphenolomenologists Peter-Paul Verbeek and Don Ihde to discuss whether avatars and robots as new 'companion spieces' work as conservative and preservind forces or rather as absurd, preposterous, revealing and thereby destabilizing exposurees of rather awkward imaginaries and discursive practices in relation to gender.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year30 Oct 2015
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2015
EventThe Work of Gender in the Lives of Children and Young People - UiT Norways Arctic University, Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 27 Oct 201530 Oct 2015


ConferenceThe Work of Gender in the Lives of Children and Young People
LocationUiT Norways Arctic University

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