Representations of the Post/human: Monsters, Aliens and Others in Popular Culture

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Manchester University Press, 2002 - Biotechnology - 259 pages
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This work draws together a wide range of literature on contemporary technologies and their ethical implications. It focuses on advances in medical, reproductive, genetic and information technologies.
 

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Contents

On being human
1
Enslavement or liberation?
6
Representing the posthuman
10
The promise of monsters
11
Science as salvation
16
Representing the posthuman
20
Representation rhetoric and reality
25
Ontological hygiene
33
The good universe next door
134
Data
137
the Borg
144
Seven of Nine
148
Star Trek and representations of the posthuman
152
Nietzsche gets a modem transhumanism and the technological sublime
154
Technocratic futurism
155
Technochantment
165

The gates of difference
38
The self made strange
40
The gates of difference
47
Fabulation
55
Posthuman genealogies
59
What made Victors creature monstrous?
62
Born or made?
64
Naming the beast
69
Revolting monsters
71
Was Victor a mad scientist?
73
Whose monstrosity? Whose humanity?
77
Body of clay body of glass
84
On the golem and its symbolism
87
The silence of the golem
92
The servant
95
Through the lookingglass
101
Body of clay body of glass
107
In whose image? The politics of representation
109
Biopower and parenting
111
The geneticization of the posthuman
117
In whose image?
123
Much ado about Data
132
Technopaganism
168
Nietzsches modem
173
The end of the human?
176
Dehumanization and dystopia
177
Humans as machines
181
Virtual posthumanities
187
Monsters in metropolis
193
Your Aura will not be your own
196
Cyborg writing
200
Cyborg manifestations
201
Cyborg writing
204
Cyborgs or goddesses?
211
The crossedout God
217
Gods and monsters
221
Technology and ontology
223
Toward a posthuman ethic
225
Religion culture and gender
230
Beyond transcendence
231
REFERENCES
235
INDEX
253
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