Torsdagsseminarium: A Constant Torment: Tracing the Discursive Contours of the Ageing Prostate

  • Datum: –15.00
  • Plats: Centrum för genusvetenskap KWB
  • Föreläsare: Ericka Johnsson, Professor of Gender and Society, Linköping University
  • Arrangör: Centrum för genusvetenskap
  • Kontaktperson: Nicole Ovesen
  • Seminarium

Välkommen till Torsdagsseminariet på Centrum för genusvetenskap. Torsdagsseminarierna är en plats där genusvetenskap från olika ämnen möts. ÖPPET FÖR ALLA! Ingen föranmälan krävs.

This talk presents the results of a 6 year interdisciplinary research project on the ageing prostate. We, a team of nine researchers: sociologists, anthropologists, historians, and a sexologist, have studied different aspects of the prostate – how it has been imagined, diagnosed, and treated historically; how it – and the bodies containing it – are examined today; the PSA debate; PSA testing facility practices; cancer treatments and their side effects; and the daily experiences of bodies whose prostates are causing problems.

The majority of the research team have a background in gender studies or feminist technoscience studies, and gender and feminist research – both theories and methodologies – have contributed significantly to this work. I will speak about this, and also reflect on what our study can give to the field.