Inhuman reflections: thinking the limits of the human

Brewster, Scott, Joughin, John J., Owen, David and Walker, Richard J. (2000) Inhuman reflections: thinking the limits of the human. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 0719053374, 9780719053375

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This text asks what it is to be human. Spectres, cyborgs, clones, aliens - contemporary representations of the inhuman 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 genealogy 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.

Keywords:Human, Inhuman, Body and self, Science in literature
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q323 English Literature by topic
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
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ID Code:15068
Deposited On:25 Sep 2014 10:35

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