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Céline Lafontaine

Céline Lafontaine is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology of the Université de Montréal (PhD, UdeM and Paris 1 Panthon-Sorbonne). Her thesis, L’empire cybernétique. Des machines à penser à la pensée machine was published in 2004 and earned her the award Jeune sociologue de l’Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Française (AISLF). Her research focuses on the state of subjectivity in contemporary society, particularly with respect to human-machine relationships and the redefinition of human beings through the informational paradigm. Her analysis of cybernetics has led to her interest in both the development of new information technologies and biotechnology. The relationship between death and aging is at the centre of her latest book, La société postmortelle. La mort, l’individu et le lien social à l’ère des technosciences (Seuil 2008). Her current research is directed toward the social and cultural aspects of regenerative medicine and nanomedicine. Moreover, she is the first scholar in Québec to develop a social sciences research program on nanotechnology.

CONTACT

Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
3150, rue Jean-Brillant
Montréal (Québec) H3T 1N8

Phone : 514-343-5640
Fax : 514-343-5722
E-mail : celine.lafontaine@umontreal.ca

Main publications on prescription drugs :

Lafontaine, Céline. La société postmortelle. La mort, l’individu et le lien social à l’ère des technosciences, Seuil, Paris, 2008

Lafontaine, Céline. (2009) « The Postmortal Condition. From the biomedical deconstruction of death to the extension of longevity », Science as Culture, (accepté).

Lafontaine, Céline et Robitaille, Michèle. (2008) « Nano-Body or Nobody? Radical Life Extension of a Disembodied Self», dans Bianca Pirani et Ivan Vargua (dir.), The New Boundaries Between Bodies and Technologies, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 126-143.

Lafontaine, Céline. L’empire cybernétique. Des machines à penser à la pensée machine, Seuil, Paris 2004.

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