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Message posted on 29/09/2021

Call for Chapters (STS Italia edited book): INTERFACING BODIES AND TECHNOLOGIES

                Dear colleagues,

the baord of STS Italia (Assunta Viteritti, Simone Arnaldi & Stefano 
Crabu) is editing the book "INTERFACING BODIES AND TECHNOLOGIES. 
Practices, imaginaries and materiality" and would like to invite you to 
contribute a chapter. The book will be published in 2022. If you are 
interested in contributing a chapter to our book you could submit an 
abstract of not more than 500 words to  & 
 until November 30, 2021.

The book is a a way to celebrate Prof. Marina Maestrutti, prematurely 
and suddenly passed away on 22 January 2021. Marina Maestrutti, scholar 
in the field of Science and Technology Studies at University Paris 1 
Panthéon-Sorbonne and Vice President of STS Italia from 2016 to 2018, 
spent most of her professional career trying to exploring the unstable 
interconnections among subjectivity, living bodies, gender, 
technoscience and care.
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_*This is our timetable:*_

30/11/2021 Abstracts submission
10/12/2021 Acceptance of Abstracts
30/04/2022 Full Chapters
31/05/2022 Feedback to authors
22/07/2022 Revised Chapters
28/09/2022 Manuscript to Publisher

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts!

Best regards,
Assuta Viteritti, Simone Arnaldi, Stefano Crabu (The Board of STS Italia)

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Call for Chapters (also in attachment)

*Interfacing bodies and technologies*

/Practices, imaginaries and materiality///

In the context of contemporary technologically dense societies, the body 
is deeply configured by technoscience; no sphere of life related to 
bodies and bodily experience, such as birth, reproduction, sexuality, 
gender and ageing, is alien to technoscientific intervention. As a 
result, the body is no longer a stable site of normalized functions but 
a mutable (battle)ground in constant transformation. These modifications 
are fueled by emerging technoscientific fields, such as nanotechnology 
and robotics; (bio)technological innovations (e.g. sensory implants and 
prostheses); new medical devices and techniques, such as diagnostic 
imaging.

What are the implications of such a mutable corporeality? What analytic 
stance can be adopted to investigate this changeable, hybrid body? How 
can Science and Technology Studies explore the entanglements among 
bodies, scientific knowledge and technologies? How can Science and 
Technology Studies enlighten the way in which corporeality is materially 
and discursively constructed through technoscience? How corporeality and 
the body contribute to defining technoscience itself?

Marina Maestrutti, scholar in the field of Science and Technology 
Studies at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Vice President of 
STS Italia from 2016 to 2018, spent most of her professional career 
trying to answer these questions and exploring the unstable 
interconnections among subjectivity, living bodies, gender, 
technoscience and care. The STS Italia community was deeply saddened 
when Marina prematurely and suddenly passed away on 22 January 2021.

As a way to celebrate her memory and continue to explore the 
multidisciplinary themes so dear to her, the STS Italia board announces 
a book project addressing the topics that Marina Maestrutti explored 
during her career.

This call for chapters departs from her sensitivity to the changing 
boundaries of the body as a source of technoscientific imageries 
spanning from the present-day reality of therapeutic and non-therapeutic 
interventions to futuristic visions of bodily enhancements that push the 
relations between humans and technologies far beyond their current limits.

STS scholars are invited to join this project and submit manuscripts in, 
but not limited to, the following research areas:

¨relationships between bodies and technologies in biomedicine;

¨socio-technical imaginaries and technoscientific representations of bodies;

¨technology and ageing;

¨technology and disabilities;

¨body interventions and body modifications (prosthetics, cosmetic 
surgery, etc.);

¨health and technological innovation (wearable devices and health 
monitoring apps, healthcare software platforms, diagnostic imaging, 
robotics, etc.);

¨biomedicalization and bodies in care practices;

¨cyborgs, sex, gender and technologies;

¨posthumanist discourses on the body.

*Submissions and deadlines*

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*A chapter abstract*(max 500 words) should be sent to 
 and  *by 30 
November 2021*. The criteria for acceptance are scientific quality and 
theoretical/empirical relevance to the topics and questions listed 
above. The abstracts will be reviewed and selected by a Scientific 
Advisory Board. *Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be sent to 
the authors by 10 December 2021.*

*Full chapters*should be sent to stsitalia.org@gmail.com 
*by 30 April 2022*. Manuscripts should 
be no longer than 6,500 words (including references).

The book will be published in open access format by EUT Edizioni 
Università di Trieste (University of Trieste) so to be freely downloaded 
and widely disseminated.

If you have any questions or want to know if your idea is suitable for 
submission, please write to  and 
.

*Scientific Advisory Board*

The Scientific Advisory Board of this edited book is composed of 
scholars who have shared in many of the themes Marina researched:

·Simone Arnaldi, University of Trieste

·Lucia Candelise, University of Lausanne

·Stefano Crabu, University of Padova

·Alessandro Mongili, Universtity of Padova

·Federico Neresini, Universtity of Padova

·Guido Nicolisi, University of Catania

·Giuseppina Pellegrino, University of Calabria

·Annalisa Pellizza, University of Bologna

·Barbara Pentimalli, University of Roma

·Mauro Turrini, CCHS

·Arianna Radin, University of Torino

·Valérie Souffron, Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

·Assunta Viteritti, University of Roma

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