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Biopunk Dystopias.

Biopunk Dystopias.

Author: Lars Schmeink
Publisher: Liverpool Liverpool University Press 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
'Biopunk Dystopias' contends that we find ourselves at a historical nexus, defined by the rise of biology as the driving force of scientific progress, a strongly grown mainstream attention given to genetic engineering in the wake of the Human Genome Project (1990-2003), the changing sociological view of a liquid modern society, and shifting discourses on the posthuman, including a critical posthumanism that  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Schmeink
ISBN: 9781781383766 1781383766 9781781383322 1781383324
OCLC Number: 1076724896
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgements1. Introduction2. Dystopia, Science Fiction, Posthumanism, and Liquid Modernity3. The Anthropocene, the Posthuman, and the Animal4. Science, Family, and the Monstrous Progeny5. Individuality, Choice, and Genetic Manipulation6. The Utopian, the Dystopian, and the Heroic Deeds of One7. 9/11 and the Wasted Lives of Posthuman Zombies8. ConclusionWorks CitedIndex


Biopunk Dystopias analyses 21st century cultural anxieties and dystopian visions about the consequences of biotechnology, especially genetic engineering, as part of contemporary social reality.  Read more...


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