The Funambulist Nº7

Health Struggles

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016

The seventh issue of The Funambulist Magazine is dedicated to health-related political struggles. Its editorial line does not approach the concept of health merely as that which prevents a body from dying but, rather, as the most incarnate level of politics since it tend to mobilize the very biologies of the bodies it takes for object. For this same reason, it is also a domain where the norm shows the highest degrees of crystalization in its stigmatization of some bodies over others. From the Texan abortion clinic legislation to the hunger strikers in political prisons, via t the architectures designed by Arakawa and Madeline Gins for Helen Keller, this issue attempts to disrupt the normative conception of what a functioning body is.

Editor-in-Chief: Léopold Lambert

Contributors: Alex Shams, Christina Yi, Zahra Ali, Merve Bedir, Blanca Pujals, Lori Brown, Banu Bargu, Che Gossett, Noémie Aulombard, Momoyo Homma, Piergianna Mazzocca, and Giulia Tomasello.

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CONTENTS ///

2 | FROM THE BLOG: FRANCE’S COLONIAL UNVEILING HISTORY AGAINST MUSLIM WOMEN
Léopold Lambert

4 | POLITICAL WALKS: TEHRAN
Alex Shams

8 | GUEST COLUMMS: ON RESIDENT KOREANS IN JAPAN
Christina Yi

10 | GUEST COLUMMS: THE FRAGMENTATION OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN POST-INVASION IRAQ
Zahra Ali

12 | GUEST COLUMMS: COUP ATTEMPT IN TURKEY AND “DEMOCRACY WATCH”
Merve Bedir

— MAIN /// HEALTH STRUGGLES
15 | INTRODUCTION
Léopold Lambert

22 | BODILY CARTOGRAPHIES: PATHOLOGIZING THE BODY AND THE CITY
Blanca Pujals

28 | ABORTION CLINICS: U.S. POLITICS CONTROLLING WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE
Lori Brown

34 | HUNGER STRIKES: WHEN THE BODY BECOMES A BATTLEFIELD
Banu Bargu

40 | HIV CRIMINALIZATION: BLACK RADICALISM AND ANTI-CARCERAL ORGANIZING AS HIV PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
Che Gossett

44 | MINOR BODIES: DOMINANT DISCOURSES AND OTHER NORMATIVE STIGMAS IN THE SOCIAL SPACE
Noémie Aulombard

48 | PODCAST TRANSCRIPTS: “WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE”: THE WORK OF ARAKAWA AND MADELINE GINS
Momoyo Homma

56 | STUDENTS: A CLINICAL CORPUS
Piergianna Mazzocca

56 | STUDENTS: FUTURE FLORA
Giulia Tomasello