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dc.contributor.authorRopek Hewson, Sofia
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-15T09:32:09Z
dc.date.available2018-11-15T09:32:09Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-24
dc.date.submitted2018-07-30
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/285097
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines ‘pharmacopornographic’ subjectivity in the work of contemporary Spanish philosopher, Paul B. Preciado, and represents the first extended study of his work. In Preciado’s writing, ‘pharmacopornographic’ describes the entwined influence and dominance of the pharmaceutical and pornographic industries, and the thesis analyses how they produce ‘pharmacopornographic’ subjects. This thesis explores Preciado’s writing on gender, sexuality, pornography, drugs and power between 2002 and 2014 and articulates an emergent trans-feminism. This research analyses how pharmacological and pornographic industries affect the design and production of genders and subjectivities. The thesis further refines Preciado’s assertion that contemporary, ‘pharmacopornographic’ regimes of power produce subjects rather than objects, or people, rather than things. Ultimately, this research is concerned with understanding the production of pharmacologically-determined subjectivity. The thesis articulates various subject positions, as a means of theorising pharmacopornographic subjectivity: ‘The Voyeur’, ‘The Sex Worker’, ‘The Biodrag King’ and ‘The Junkie’. These subject-position chapters are prefaced with a chapter exploring theoretical frameworks used to analyse Preciado’s work, and the thesis concludes with a chapter on accelerationism and the microprosthetic scale of Testo Junkie.
dc.description.sponsorshipArts and Humanities Research Council
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectPharmacology
dc.subjectPornography
dc.titlePharmacopornographic Subjectivity in the Work of Paul B. Preciado
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cambridge
dc.publisher.departmentFrench
dc.date.updated2018-11-14T14:14:41Z
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.32468
dc.publisher.collegePembroke
dc.type.qualificationtitlePhD in French
cam.supervisorCrowley, Martin
cam.thesis.fundingtrue


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