Tokyo Cyberpunk: Posthumanism in Japanese Visual Culture

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 15, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
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Engaging some of the most ground-breaking and thought-provoking anime, manga, and science fiction films, Tokyo Cyberpunk offers insightful analysis of Japanese visual culture. Steven T. Brown draws new conclusions about electronically mediated forms of social interaction, as well as specific Japanese socioeconomic issues, all in the context of globalization and advanced capitalism. Penetrating and nuanced, this book makes a major contribution to the debate about what it means to be human in a posthuman world.

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Contents

Posthumanism after AKIRA
3
Consensual Hallucinations and the Phantoms
11
Desiring Machines Biomechanoid Eros and Other
55
Copyright

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Steven T. Brown is the Director of Japanese Studies and Professor of Japanese Film & Popular Culture at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Theatricalities of Power: The Cultural Politics of Noh, the editor of Cinema Anime, and the co-editor of Performing Japanese Women, a special issue of the feminist journal Women & Performance.