is defined as the 'techne
' of bodies. Ecotechnics thinks of the body as a technology which makes possible the inclusion of a whole new range of bodies. This gives people more agency and biopower
over their own use of their bodies. This makes it usable for queer theory
and disability studies
. The term is then also central in Sullivan's and Murray's collection of essays Queering the Technologisation of Bodies
. It is built on Bernard Stiegler
's work that sees the body and technology as a double process: the technology and the body are informed by each other. Derrida
who extends on both Jean-Luc Nancy and Stiegler's ideas argues that the 'proper body' implicates interconnections of technical additions. Ecotechnics goes against the essentialist
and binary notion of the body as a technological object which positions it within post-structuralism
. The body can only be understood within its environment and this environment is a technical one.
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