Biophobia: A Symposium on Transnational Korean Studies

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This symposium proposes biophobia (aversion to bodily matter) as a critical framework to unravel the complex relation between negative emotions and post/colonial body politics in Korean and transnational contexts. Aversion to certain groups or statuses of body is not just an emotion but a richly social, cultural, and political phenomenon, as it, by invoking bodily responses, functions to patrol social boundaries and norms, such as righteousness and cleanliness. The feeling’s immediacy to the body is a basis of its social power.

May 10, 2023, 7 p.m.

Human Ecology, 200 Savage Hall, also on Zoom

HF6: Global Disability Studies

Activity Audience: Open to the Public

Activity Category: Conference Lecture

Host: Cornell University

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