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Posthumanism in young adult fiction : finding humanity in a posthuman world

Author: C Anita Tarr; Donna R White
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018]
Series: Children's Literature Association series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
For centuries, humanism has provided a paradigm for what it means to be human: a rational, unique, unified, universal, autonomous being. Recently, however, a new philosophical approach, posthumanism, has questioned these assumptions, asserting that being human is not a fixed state but one always dynamic and evolving. Restrictive boundaries are no longer in play, and we do not define who we are by delineating what we  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Anita Tarr; Donna R White
ISBN: 9781496816696 1496816692
OCLC Number: 1200742274
Description: xxiv, 290 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Networked subjectivities --
Open to me. Maybe I can help : networked consciousness and ethical subjectivity in Octavia E. Butler's Mind of My Mind / Mathieu Donner --
Information disembodiment takeover : anxieties of technological determinism in contemporary coming-of-age narratives / Shannon Hervey --
The monstrous other: posthuman bodies --
Once upon a cyborg: Cinder as posthuman fairytale / Angela S. Insenga --
The adolescent posthuman : re-imagining body image and identity in Marissa Meyer's Cinder and Julianna Baggott's Pure / Ferne Merrylees --
Those maps would have to change : remapping the borderlines of the posthuman body in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha trilogy / Maryna Matlock --
Superpowers don't always make you a superhero : posthuman possibilities in Michael Grant's Gone series / Patricia Kennon --
Posthumanism in the House of the Scorpion and the Lord of Opium / Donna R. White --
Posthumanism in climate fiction --
Coming of age and the other : critical posthumanism in Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker and the Drowned Cities / Lars Schmeink --
Posthuman potential and ecological limit in future worlds / Phoebe Chen --
Accepting/rejecting posthumanist possibilities --
Negotiating the human in Ridley Scott's Prometheus / Torsten Caeners --
Posthumanist magic : beyond the boundaries of humanist ethics in Lev Grossman's The Magicians / Tony M. Vinci --
China Miville's young adult novels : posthumanist assemblages / Anita Tarr.
Series Title: Children's Literature Association series
Other Titles: Posthumanism in young adult fiction
Responsibility: edited by Anita Tarr and Donna R. White


Presents twelve essays that explore this posthumanism's relevance in young adult literature. Contributors to the volume explore ideas of posthumanism, including democratization of power, body  Read more...


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