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The Resource Body, soul and cyberspace in contemporary science fiction cinema : virtual worlds and ethical problems, Sylvie Magerstadt, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Body, soul and cyberspace in contemporary science fiction cinema : virtual worlds and ethical problems, Sylvie Magerstadt, University of Hertfordshire, UK

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Body, soul and cyberspace in contemporary science fiction cinema : virtual worlds and ethical problems
Title
Body, soul and cyberspace in contemporary science fiction cinema
Title remainder
virtual worlds and ethical problems
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Sylvie Magerstadt, University of Hertfordshire, UK
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Language
eng
Summary
"Body, Soul and Cyberspace explores how recent science-fiction cinema addresses questions about the connections between body and soul, virtuality, and the ways in which we engage with spirituality in the digital age. The book investigates notions of love, life and death, taking an interdisciplinary approach by combining cinematic themes with religious, philosophical and ethical ideas. Magerstädt argues how even the most spectacle-driven mainstream films such as Avatar, The Matrix and Terminator can raise interesting and important questions about the human self and our interaction with the world. Apart from these well-known science fiction epics, her analysis also draws on recent works, such as Inception, The Thirteenth Floor, eXistenZ, Aeon Flux, Total Recall (2012), Transcendence and TRON: Legacy. These films stimulate an engaging discussion on what makes us human, the role memory plays in understanding ourselves, and how virtual realities challenge the moral concepts that govern human relationships"--
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1976-
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Magerstädt, Sylvie
Dewey number
791.43/615
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.S26
LC item number
M24 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
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  • Science fiction films
  • Human body in motion pictures
  • Philosophy in motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
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Body, soul and cyberspace in contemporary science fiction cinema : virtual worlds and ethical problems, Sylvie Magerstadt, University of Hertfordshire, UK
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
886489410
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 95 pages
Isbn
9781137399403
Lccn
2014034501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)886489410
Label
Body, soul and cyberspace in contemporary science fiction cinema : virtual worlds and ethical problems, Sylvie Magerstadt, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
886489410
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 95 pages
Isbn
9781137399403
Lccn
2014034501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)886489410

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