The Brain's Body: Neuroscience and Corporeal Politics
Conclusion: The Multiplicity of Embodiment
Gender and sexuality, race and class, disability and other social stratifications can be understood as frames that affect ways of seeing the neurobiological body; they are also implicated in complex, embrained embodiment. This conclusion argues that epistemological or representational critiques of neuroscience are not sufficient to grasp the stakes of the biosocial, plastic brain. Rather, the entanglement of social structures and neurobiological bodies must be addressed as an onto-epistemological problem, a real and corporeal one. The book concludes by arguing for the complexity and specificity of neurobiological bodies and lives.