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Critical posthumanism : planetary futures

Author: Debashish Banerji; Makarand R Paranjape
Publisher: India : Springer, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This volume is a critical exploration of multiple posthuman possibilities in the 21st century and beyond. Due to the global engagement with advanced technology, we are witness to a species-wise blurring of boundaries at the edge of the human. On the one hand, we find ourselves in a digital age in which human identity is being transformed through networked technological intervention, a large part of our consciousness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Critical posthumanism and planetary futures.
[New Delhi, India] : Springer, c2016
xi, 277 pages
2016947189
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Debashish Banerji; Makarand R Paranjape
ISBN: 9788132236375 8132236378
OCLC Number: 960457836
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Editors and Contributors; 1 The Critical Turn in Posthumanism and Postcolonial Interventions; References; Critical Theory: The Posthuman Turn; 2 Posthuman Critical Theory; Introduction; Critical Genealogies of the Posthuman; Neo-Materialist Monistic Ontology; For Critical Posthuman Thought; Conclusion; References; 3 The Overhuman; Übermensch as 'Type': Stating the Problematic; Human as Hypertext/Hieroglyph of the Overhuman; Pharaonic Thought and Hieroglyphic Transduction; References; 4 Nietzsche's Snowden: Tightrope Walking the Posthuman Dispositif; The Posthuman Dispositif; Sec2 The Ban-opticonData Made Flesh; Tightrope Walking the Posthuman Dispositif; Zoe: Bare Life or the Power of Life?; Ethical Networks; Transindividual Resistance; References; 5 Exits to the Posthuman Future: Dreaming with Drones; After the Drones; When the Drones Came to Town; Bodies that Don't Matter; When the Sun Rises on a Planet of the Dead and Dying; Drone Flesh; Art as a Counter-Gradient to Drone Warfare; #NotABugSplat; Weapons of Invisibility; Night Sky Epilogue; References; 6 'Synthetik Love Lasts Forever': Sex Dolls and the (Post?)Human Condition; Introduction The Rise of the Realistic Sex DollReasons for Use; Fantasy and Realism: The Touchable Myth; The Sex Doll and the World; Commodity Fetishism; Fear of Female Sexuality; Liquid Love and Loneliness; The Sex Doll in the World; Origins of Taboo: The Loneliness of Davecat; The Sex Doll and the Posthuman; The Times They Are A-Changin'; In Conclusion; References; Subalternity and Posthumanism; 7 Posthumanism: Through the Postcolonial Lens; Introduction; Posthumanism and Transhumanism: Fusion and Fissure; Posthumanism and Postcolonialism: Rapture/Rupture; Popular Posthumanism and the 'Human' Subaltern Fictional Imagination and the Posthuman World: Linda Nagata's The Bohr MakerConclusion; References; 8 Two Senses of the Post in Posthumanism; The Monster (Re) Appears; The Colonized and the Cyborg; Humanism and Colonialism; Said's Legacy: Paul Gilroy; Conclusion; References; 9 Information-Power: Teletechnology and the Ethics of Human-Animal Difference; Introduction; What Is Information-Power?; Thinking Through Dead-Bodies; In Conclusion; References; 10 Durga, Supermom, and the Posthuman Mother India; Maternal-Posthuman Intersections; Surrogacy: Non/Being a Posthuman Mother Surgery: Be(com)ing a Posthuman Yummy MummySupermom: Performing Transhuman Motherhood; Momblogging: Writing Mothering; Posthuman Mothers and the Tyranny of the Clock; References; 11 The Paradox of Surrogacy in India; Surrogacy in India; Research Methods; Indian State: Anti-Natalism to Assisted Reproduction?; Surrogacy and a Global Racial Reproductive Hierarchy; The Future of This Paradoxical Industry; References; Reconstructions; 12 P2P and Planetary Futures; Introduction; Towards an Integrative Theory of P2P Alter-Globalization; Reform Liberalism; Post- or Alternative Development
Responsibility: Debashish Banerji, Makarand R. Paranjape, editors.

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