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The Resource A Genealogy Of Cyborgothic : Aesthetics And Ethics In The Age Of Posthumanism

A Genealogy Of Cyborgothic : Aesthetics And Ethics In The Age Of Posthumanism

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A Genealogy Of Cyborgothic : Aesthetics And Ethics In The Age Of Posthumanism
Title
A Genealogy Of Cyborgothic
Title remainder
Aesthetics And Ethics In The Age Of Posthumanism
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his provocative and timely study of posthumanism, Dongshin Yi adopts an imaginary/imaginative approach to exploring the transformative power of the cyborg, a strategy that introduces balance to the current discourses dominated by the practicalities of technoscience and the dictates of anthropocentrism." "Proposing the term "cyborgothic" to characterize a new genre that may emerge from gothic literature and science fiction, Yi introduces mothering as an aesthetic and ethical practice that can enable a posthumanist relationship between human and non-human beings. Yi examines the cyborg's literary manifestations in novels, including The Mysteries of Udolpho, Frankenstein, Dracula, Arrowsmith, and He, She and It, alongside philosophical and critical texts such as Edmund Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origins of Our ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgment, John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism and System of Logic, William James's essays on pragmatism, ethical treaties on otherness and things, feminist writings on motherhood, and recent studies of posthumanism. Arguing humans imagine the cyborg in ways that are seriously limited by fear of the unknown and current understandings of science and technology, Yi identifies in gothic literature a practice of the beautiful that extends the operation of sensibility, heightened by gothic manifestations or situations, to surrounding objects and people so that new feelings flow in and attenuate fear. In science fiction, which demonstrates how society has accommodated science, Yi locates ethical corrections to the anthropocentric trajectory that such accommodation has taken. Thus, A Genealogy of Cyborgothic imagines a new literary genre that helps envision a cyborg-friendly, non-anthropocentric posthuman society. Encoded with gothic literature's aesthetic embrace of fear and science fiction's ethical criticism of anthropocentrism, the cyborgothic retains the prospective nature of these genres and develops mothering as an aesthetico-ethical practice that both humans and cyborgs should perform."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
820.9/1
Index
index present
LC call number
PR21
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English literature
  • American literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • Literature and morals
  • Future, The, in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • Future, The, in literature
  • Literature and morals
  • Cyborg
  • Literatur
  • Science-Fiction
  • Gothic novel
  • Poetik
  • Ethik
  • Englisch
Label
A Genealogy Of Cyborgothic : Aesthetics And Ethics In The Age Of Posthumanism
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Beyond 8220;The Ruin of Representation8221; -- 1 A Beautiful Attendant: The Rise of the Gothic Aesthetics of the Beautiful -- 2 A Beautiful Monster: The Fall of the Gothic Aesthetics of the Beautiful -- 3 Van Helsing8217;s Dilemma: Science and Mill8217;s Utilitarianism -- 4 A Humanistic Science in a Pragmatic Society: Re-Reading Sinclair Lewis8217;s Arrowsmith -- 5 The Birth of Cyborgothic: Mothering the Cyborg in Marge Piercy8217;s He, She and It -- Works Cited -- Index
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728834233
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1 online resource (172)
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online
Isbn
9781409400394
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)728834233
Label
A Genealogy Of Cyborgothic : Aesthetics And Ethics In The Age Of Posthumanism
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Beyond 8220;The Ruin of Representation8221; -- 1 A Beautiful Attendant: The Rise of the Gothic Aesthetics of the Beautiful -- 2 A Beautiful Monster: The Fall of the Gothic Aesthetics of the Beautiful -- 3 Van Helsing8217;s Dilemma: Science and Mill8217;s Utilitarianism -- 4 A Humanistic Science in a Pragmatic Society: Re-Reading Sinclair Lewis8217;s Arrowsmith -- 5 The Birth of Cyborgothic: Mothering the Cyborg in Marge Piercy8217;s He, She and It -- Works Cited -- Index
Control code
728834233
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (172)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781409400394
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
483677
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)728834233

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