Gendering Drugs: Feminist Studies of Pharmaceuticals by Ericka Johnson

By Ericka Johnson

This ebook, through bringing jointly serious pharmaceutical experiences and feminist technoscience reviews, explores the best way medicines produce sexed and/or gendered identities if you take – or face up to – them, and the way feminist technoscience reviews can give a contribution a theoretical lens with which to monitor intercourse and gender within the pharmaceuticalization techniques. issues explored during this various assortment contain using hormones to hold up puberty onset for trans young children; HPV vaccination opposed to cervical melanoma in Sweden, the united kingdom, Austria and Colombia; Alzheimer’s discourses; and the drugs of prostate concerns. Ericka Johnson has introduced jointly an leading edge and well timed assortment that demonstrates gender as suitable in experiences of prescribed drugs, and offers a number of examples of methodological and theoretical instruments to think about gender whereas learning drugs.

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By Ericka Johnson

This ebook, through bringing jointly serious pharmaceutical experiences and feminist technoscience reviews, explores the best way medicines produce sexed and/or gendered identities if you take – or face up to – them, and the way feminist technoscience reviews can give a contribution a theoretical lens with which to monitor intercourse and gender within the pharmaceuticalization techniques. issues explored during this various assortment contain using hormones to hold up puberty onset for trans young children; HPV vaccination opposed to cervical melanoma in Sweden, the united kingdom, Austria and Colombia; Alzheimer’s discourses; and the drugs of prostate concerns. Ericka Johnson has introduced jointly an leading edge and well timed assortment that demonstrates gender as suitable in experiences of prescribed drugs, and offers a number of examples of methodological and theoretical instruments to think about gender whereas learning drugs.

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Neither does it reclaim or give back the object’s agency. Agency does not empower the other. Agency as enactment and doing is “a matter of changes in the apparatuses of bodily production” that take place in intra-action (Barad 2008: 144). It is the possibility for change. It is the capacity for nonhuman resistance which has to be regulated constantly. Law and Lien (2013) argue in similar vein, understanding agency as capacity for agency as a relational reality that is enacted differently in doings.

It also shows how those bodies reinforce the association of AD with genetic markers. It showed how sex and sexing processes are important for pharmaceutical development even before laboratory science has started working on a pharmaceutical cure or treatment.  Lum. 2009. PharmAD-Ventures: A Feminist Analysis of the Pharmacological Imaginary of Alzheimer’s Disease. Body & Society 15(4): 95–117. ———. 2010. Picturizing the Scattered Ontologies of Alzheimer’s Disease: Towards a Materialist Feminist Approach to Visual Technoscience Studies.

The prostate grows and develops through puberty, and after first stabilizing in adulthood, it can start to grow again in older men, gradually increasing in size with age. This does not necessarily cause problems. But current medical knowledge suggests that when the prostate gets larger, it may also start to block the urethra, the tube that lets the urine pass from the bladder and which the prostate surrounds, like a straw stuck through a ball. It is when the prostate first begins to block the flow of urine through the u ­ rethra All translations are the author’s.

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