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Author Patel, Geeta, author.

Title Risky bodies & techno-intimacy : reflections on sexuality, media, science, finance / Geeta Patel
Published Seattle ; London : University of Washington Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Feminist technosciences
Contents Introduction: paths to inquiry, pathways for the inquisitive -- Techno-homo: translating mayonnaise at home -- Heisenberg's bodies: Ismat Chughtai in a marital fix, or homely housewives run amok -- Firing time: techno-intimacies of the cinematic -- Time's travails -- Memorial figurations: temporality, cinematic realism, and finance -- Risky bodies: life-finance, labour and domesticated technologies of intimacy -- Prelude after the fact: photographic techno-intimacies and the question of method
Summary Risky Bodies and Techno-Intimacy traverses disparate and uncommon routes to explore how people grapple with the radical uncertainties of their lives. In this edgy, evocative journey through myriad interleaved engagements-including the political economies of cinema; the emergent shapes taken by insurance, debt, and mortgages; gender and sexuality; and domesticity and nationalism-Geeta Patel demonstrates how science and technology ground our everyday intimacies. The result is a deeply poetic and philosophical exploration of the intricacies of techno-intimacy, revealing a complicated and absorbing narrative that challenges assumptions underlying our daily living
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-367) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed January 19, 2021)
Subject Intimacy (Psychology)
Intimacy (Psychology) in motion pictures.
Technology -- India -- Psychological aspects
HISTORY -- Asia -- India & South Asia.
Intimacy (Psychology) in motion pictures.
Intimacy (Psychology)
PSYCHOLOGY -- Applied Psychology.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- General.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Happiness.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Success.
Technology -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 029574250X