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Abstract sex : philosophy, bio-technology and the mutations of desire

Author: Luciana Parisi
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2004.
Series: Transversals.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Astract Sex investigates the impact of advances in contemporary science and information technology on conceptions of sex. Evolutionary theory and the technologies of viral information transfer, cloning and genetic engineering are changing the way we think about human sex, reproduction and the communication of genetic information. Abstract Sex presents a philosophical exploration of this new world of sexual,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Parisi, Luciana.
Abstract sex.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2004
(DLC) 2004274607
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luciana Parisi
ISBN: 9781847140340 1847140343
OCLC Number: 320325745
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 227 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : abstract sex --
Virtual sex --
Symbiotic sex --
Parthenogenic sex --
Biodigital sex --
Hypernature : a diagram of molecular modifications.
Series Title: Transversals.
Responsibility: Luciana Parisi.

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A philosophical account of sexual desire in late capitalism, particularly looking at the way the sexual has become information, either in cyberspace or in genetic coding.  Read more...

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'...Her vision, and it is a vision, is literally a molecular one in which sex is instantiated in any number of biologically, cultutally and technologically define assemblages...Abstract Sex does a Read more...

 
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