Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

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Edinburgh University Press, 2016 - Cyberpunk culture - 277 pages
Sean McQueen theorises shifts in and across critical approaches to capitalism, science, technology, psychoanalysis, literature and cinema and media studies. He also brings renewed Marxian readings to cyberpunk texts previously theorised by Deleuze and Baudrillard, and places them at the heartof the emergence of biopunk and its relation to biocapitalism by mapping their generic, technoscientific, libidinal and economic exchanges.Biocapitalism is the frontline of capitalism today that promises to enrich and prolong our lives and threatens to extend capitalism's capacity to command our hearts and minds. At the dawn of the Deleuzian century and the biotech century, we are out of control, becoming contagious. Cyberpunk is over,and biopunk is the literature and film of this new space.

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Sean McQueen teaches in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University, Australia. He has published in a range of journals including Colloquy, Science Fiction Film and Television, International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, Science Fiction Studies and Res Futurae.

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