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Indeterminate Bodies: Introduction

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Body and Society
Issue number3
Volume23
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)3-22
<mark>State</mark>Published
Early online date2/08/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Indeterminate Bodies organizes a number of theoretical and empirical studies around the concept and actuality of indeterminacy, as it relates to body and society. Located within the struggle to apprehend different categories of ‘body’ in the volatile flows of late-capital, indeterminacy is considered through such multiple incarnations as economy, contingency, inheritance, question, force, uncertainty, materiality and affective resistance to determination. While indeterminacy is often positioned as the ‘trouble’ or friction in subject/object knowledge-formation (framed as ontological or empirical challenge), it also engenders affects such that some subjects are both in and out of recognition. Questions of indeterminacy overlap with work on imperceptibility, giving rise to interlocked questions about the modes of representation, categorization, inclusion, exclusion and sensibility in the production of bodies. We address the hesitancies, difficulties and necessities of working with and through indeterminacy in order open up new descriptions, visions and modes of political work.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Body and Society, 23 (3), 2017, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2017 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Body and Society page: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/bod on SAGE Journals Online: http://journals.sagepub.com/