The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television

The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television

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In an age characterised by an increasing integration of advanced technology into our everyday lives, posthumanism has developed into a major intellectual force. It affects research agendas, economic developments, social policies, philosophical theories, and ultimately the way we understand ourselves. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of posthumanism and how they are represented, discussed and exemplified in the cultural medium of film and television. Understood broadly as any critical engagement with the possibility that the human condition is no longer a given, that it is more fluid than we once thought, and that we are, or will soon be, free to remould our constitutive framework and value systems, posthumanism is the next step in critical engagement in the humanities. It reflects upon the malleability of the human condition and acknowledges the fact that we are no longer the beings we thought we were, and that perhaps we never were.As his powers grow, paradoxically, so too does his ambition to become more human: he acquires an organic body, with physical appetites, including sexuality. ... who choose to end their lives; but, more broadly, it dissents from alternative, transhumanist visions of technologically facilitated ... Bicentennial Mana#39;s vision of what it means to be human is conventionally humanist, as is the reversion of a#39; Seven ofanbsp;...

Title:The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television
Author:Michael Hauskeller, Thomas D. Philbeck, Curtis D. Carbonell
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-09-02


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