Normativity Course: Postgraduate course

When: April 3-May 9, 2019. The course is clustered in 2- and 3-day gatherings, enabling PhD candidates who do not live in Linköping to join the course!

Where: At the Tema Department, Linköping University

What is normativity? How can we make sense of the relation between ethics and technology? How can norms and values be enacted in/by/through bodies and technological practices? What can it mean to examine embodied normativity and how may norms be transformed and acquire different meanings when becoming part of different practices or networks? What are the political and ethical implications of different stances on normativity? What are the possibilities and potential problems when engaging normatively with policy-work, based on one’s research? These are some of the questions that this course addresses.

This course gives an introduction to theories and approaches that are central for researching normativity from and within the humanities and social sciences, specifically when such research engages with science, medicine, and technology. Normativity is understood broadly as including norms, values, and ethical and/or political issues or dimensions where norms and values are expressed, enacted or argued for. …….

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