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Somatotechniques, Technomorphisms and the Issue of the Human-in-Techno-Environment

[Somatotekhniki i tekhnomorfizmy: k probleme antropologii cheloveka-v-tekhnosrede]

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31857/S086954150002448-2

Type of publication: Editorial Introduction

Submitted: 17.07.2018

Accepted: 17.07.2018

About author(s)

Sergey V. Sokolovskiy | http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0112-0739 | sokolovskiserg@mail.ru | Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences (32a Leninsky prospekt, Moscow, 119991, Russia)


body techniques (somatotechnics), techno-corpo-reality, technomorphism, skills, acquired habits


The introductory article to the thematic issue of the journal “The Living and the Dead: Hybrid Realities” deals with the issues of the deepening integration of technics as a milieu of artificial or inorganic entities, on the one hand, and human bodies, on the other, exemplified by a host of old and emerging technical skills (somatotechniques). To capture the current intensification of this process, the concepts of techno-corporeality and technomorphisms are introduced.

Funding Information

This research was supported by the following institutions and grants:
Russian Science Foundation, https://doi.org/10.13039/501100006769 [grant no. 18-18-00082]


Sokolovskiy, S.V. 2018. Somatotekhniki i tekhnomorfizmy: k probleme antropologii cheloveka-v-tekhnosrede [Somatotechniques, Technomorphisms and the Issue of the Human-in-Techno-Environment]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 6: 5-11. https://doi.org/10.31857/S086954150002448-2

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