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In the span of the last forty years, genetic advancements have remapped humans' understanding of the body, and the interaction between the self and the Other. This has helped to continually alter humans’ understanding of various sociocultural environments. Within this dissertation, four chapters are organized by decade to allow for an in-depth analysis of one genetic advancement per decade, the related changing nuclear family structure, gender roles, and care-giving, as well as reflecting upon how these advancements and changes are found in visual arts. Each chapter is further structured through the use of Edmund Husserls’ concept of the life-world, Michel Foucault’s argument of the increasing presences of biopolitical power, and Günther Anders theories about technological agency. In each chapter, an emphasis is placed on the argument that these methods of analysis should be viewed as interconnected and relevant to the past and the present, as well as, to the future.

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4-2013

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English

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Arts and Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Genetics and Genomics

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Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts

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Portland, Maine

Forty Years of Change: How Genetic Technology Altered Gender Roles, Care-giving, Family Structures, and the Artworld


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