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  1. Feb 2017
    1. Rather than acting through a model of exclusion or opposition, ‘normalisation’ assimilates the ‘abnormal’ as part of the ‘normal’ state and its proper function, turning the body into an object of strict control and under constant surveillance.

      These same anxieties are the focus of so many post-human science fiction films (particularly those from the 80's) where an abnormal human body is normalized. The language of this passage especially reminded me of Robocop where the protagonist effectively loses control over his body and is constantly surveilled by his corporate creators.