SOCIO-CULTURAL REPRESENTATIONS OF FEMALE IN BIOMEDICINE: TRANSFORMATION VECTORS

Б. Б. Дондокова (B.B. Dondokova)

Abstract


DOI 10.19163/2070-1586-2019-1(23)-24-26

The article describes the sociocultural basis of representation of the feminine in biomedicine. The relevance of the topic is associated with the expansion of medical intervention in human reproduction and the proliferation of assisted reproductive technologies. These tendencies are based on a rather entrenched sociocultural interpretation of the feminine as a passive material principle. The anthropology of the female body is reduced only to its ability to bear children. The transformation of this attitude to the female ability to bear children is reflected in the work “Hospitality of the Matrix” by Irina Aristarkhova. The main vector of transformation is the position of restoring the subjectivity of a woman in her corporal incarnation. The author emphasizes the importance of the diversity of female subjectivity in all the richness of corporal experience. 

Keywords: matrix, childbearing, woman, corporality, subjectivity. 


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