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Sexualized Brains Scientific Modeling of Emotional Intelligence from a Cultural Perspective

ISBN-10: 0262113171

ISBN-13: 9780262113175

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nicole C. Karafyllis, Gotlind Ulsh�fer

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The now-popular idea that emotions have an intelligent core (and the reverse, that intelligence has an emotional core) comes from the neurosciences and psychology. Similarly, the fundamental sexualization of the brain--the new interest in "t;essential differences"t; in male and female brains and behaviors--is based on neuroscience research and neuroimages of emotions. In Sexualized Brains,scholars from a range of disciplines reflect on the epistemological claims that emotional intelligence (EI) can be located in the brain and that it is legitimate to attribute distinct kinds of emotions to the biological sexes. The brain, as an icon, has colonized the humanities and social sciences, leading to the emergence of such new disciplines as neurosociology, neuroeconomics, and neurophilosophy. Neuroscience and psychology now have the power to transform not only the practice of science but also contemporary society. These developments, the essays in this volume show, will soon affect the very heart of gender studies. Contributors examine historical views of gender, sex, and elite brains (the influential idea of the "t;genius"t;); techniques for representing and measuring emotions and EI (including neuroimaging and pop science); the socioeconomic contexts of debates on elites, EI, and gender and the underlying power of the brain as a model to legitimize social disparities. Contributors: Anne Bartsch, Carmen Baumeler, Myriam Bechtoldt, Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Malte-Christian Gruber, Michael Hagner, Brbel Hsing, Eva Illouz, Nicole C. Karafyllis, Carolyn MacCann, Gerald Matthews, Robert Nye, William Reddy, Richard D. Roberts, Ralf Schulze, Gotlind Ulshfer, Moshe Zeidner. A Bradford Book.
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Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/19/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Nicole C. Karafyllis is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies at Johan Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Stuttgart.

Gotlind Ulsh�fer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt and Program Director for Economics, Business Ethics, and Gender at the Protestant Academy Arnoldshain, Germany.

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Intelligent Emotions and Sexualized Brains-Discourses, Scientific Models, and Their Interdependencies
Historical Analysis: Cultural and Scientific Forces
Genius, Gender, and Elite in the History of the Neurosciences
The Biosexual Foundations of Our Modern Concept of Gender
Emotional Styles and Modern Forms of Life
Emotions in the Laboratories: Methods and Impacts
Technology Assessment of Neuroimaging
Sex and Gender Perspectives
Emotional Intelligence, Professional Qualifications, and Psychologists' Need for Gender Research
Emotional Intelligence as Pop Science, Misled Science, and Sound Science
A Review and Critical Synthesis of Perspectives from the Field of Psychology
Socioeconomic Contexts: Emotional Brains at Work
Emotional Capital, Therapeutic Language, and the Habitus of "The New Man"
Technologies of the Emotional Self
Affective Computing and the "Enhanced Second Skin" for Flexible Employees
The Economic Brain
Neuroeconomics and "Post-Autistic Economics" through the Lens of Gender
Self-Representations: The Human Person and Her Emotional Media
Emotional Intelligence at the Interface of Brain Function, Communication, and Culture
The Role of Media Aesthetics in Shaping Empathy
Oneself as Another?
Autism and Emotional Intelligence as Pop Science, and the Establishment of "Essential" Differences
Social Emotions and Brain Research
From Neurophilosophy to a Neurosociology of Law
References
About the Authors
Name Index
Subject Index