Configuring the body as pedagogical site: Towards a conceptual tool to unpack and situate multiple ontologies of the body in self-tracking apps

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serval:BIB_26E4D6D3A31B
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Title
Configuring the body as pedagogical site: Towards a conceptual tool to unpack and situate multiple ontologies of the body in self-tracking apps
Journal
Learning, Media and Technology
Author(s)
Della Bianca Laetitia
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
This paper focuses on the relationships among education, self-tracking technologies, and body practices, addressing an ongoing debate about the ‘disciplinary versus empowering’ role of health tracking technologies in teaching people how to live. Using a Feminist Science and Technology Studies approach (FSTS), it inquires into the understandings promoters of such technologies have about the body as a ‘pedagogical site’ in the specific context of fertility tracking apps. Drawing upon empirical data from a multi-sited ethnography of technology fairs and experts’ congresses, this study offers an analytical tool (the Body Tracking Configurations Matrix) to unpack and situate the multiple ontologies of the body in fertility tracking apps.
Keywords
feminism, biopedagogies, self-tracking, digital health, mobile apps
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16/11/2021 18:13
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17/11/2021 6:39
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