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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
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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

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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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