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Inhuman reflections: rethinking the limits of the human

Inhuman reflections: rethinking the limits of the human
Inhuman reflections: rethinking the limits of the human
Inhuman reflections asks what it is to be human as we approach the millennium. Spectres, cyborgs, clones, aliens - contemporary representations of the in-human hybrid seem more various, multiform and pressing than ever before. Increasingly the blurred distinction between human and inhuman and the attendant technisation of social life raises a series of opportunities for cultural analysis: both in terms of its current transformative refiguration of body and self and in relation to the narratives, networks and communities within which these new identities are redeployed and enjoyed. In the process of mapping a cultural geneaology which stretches from Romanticism to Neuromancer, this volume examines the impact of science and technology on culture and representation - past, present and future - and resituates the inhuman as a significant contemporary conceptual motif as it resonates across and within the philosophical trajectory of modernity. Reflecting the range and diversity of its contents, the book is subdivided and organised around three interrelated thematic horizons: modernity and the inhuman, inhuman romances and inhuman futures. Following a general introduction by the editors, each section of the volume is further prefaced with a brief expository gloss. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of literature, philosophy and cultural and media studies
0719053374
Manchester University Press
Brewster, Scott
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Brewster, Scott, Joughin, John J., Owen, David and Walker, Richard J. (eds.) (2000) Inhuman reflections: rethinking the limits of the human , Manchester, UK. Manchester University Press, 256pp.

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Inhuman reflections asks what it is to be human as we approach the millennium. Spectres, cyborgs, clones, aliens - contemporary representations of the in-human hybrid seem more various, multiform and pressing than ever before. Increasingly the blurred distinction between human and inhuman and the attendant technisation of social life raises a series of opportunities for cultural analysis: both in terms of its current transformative refiguration of body and self and in relation to the narratives, networks and communities within which these new identities are redeployed and enjoyed. In the process of mapping a cultural geneaology which stretches from Romanticism to Neuromancer, this volume examines the impact of science and technology on culture and representation - past, present and future - and resituates the inhuman as a significant contemporary conceptual motif as it resonates across and within the philosophical trajectory of modernity. Reflecting the range and diversity of its contents, the book is subdivided and organised around three interrelated thematic horizons: modernity and the inhuman, inhuman romances and inhuman futures. Following a general introduction by the editors, each section of the volume is further prefaced with a brief expository gloss. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of literature, philosophy and cultural and media studies

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Published date: 2000

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Local EPrints ID: 39810
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39810
ISBN: 0719053374
PURE UUID: 7d5e7d0c-2d3a-4cc9-b404-020235b7ac00
ORCID for David Owen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8865-6332

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Date deposited: 31 Jul 2006
Last modified: 24 Jul 2020 01:32

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