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Posthumanism, Pramod K. Nayar

Label
Posthumanism
Title
Posthumanism
Statement of responsibility
Pramod K. Nayar
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This timely book examines the rise of posthumanism as both a material condition and a developing philosophical-ethical project in the age of cloning, gene engineering, organ transplants and implants. Nayar first maps the political and philosophical critiques of traditional humanism, revealing its exclusionary and 'speciesist' politics that position the human as a distinctive and dominant life form. He then contextualizes the posthumanist vision which, drawing upon biomedical, engineering and techno-scientific studies, concludes that human consciousness is shaped by its co-evolution with other life forms, and our human form inescapably influenced by tools and technology. Finally the book explores posthumanism's roots in disability studies, animal studies and bioethics to underscore the constructed nature of 'normalcy' in bodies, and the singularity of species and life itself. As this book powerfully demonstrates, posthumanism marks a radical reassessment of the human as constituted by symbiosis, assimilation, difference and dependence upon and with other species. Mapping the terrain of these far-reaching debates, Posthumanism will be an invaluable companion to students of cultural studies and modern and contemporary literature."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
NLE
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Nayar, Pramod K
Dewey number
171.2
Index
index present
LC call number
B821
LC item number
.N39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Themes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humanism
  • Humanistic ethics
  • Aesthetics
  • Semiotics
  • Literature and technology
  • Technology in literature
  • Posthumanismus
  • Aesthetics
  • Humanism
  • Humanistic ethics
  • Literature and technology
  • Semiotics
  • Technology in literature
Label
Posthumanism, Pramod K. Nayar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-176) 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.
Contents
Revisiting the human : critical humanisms -- Consciousness, biology and the necessity of alterity -- The body, reformatted -- Absolute monstrosities : the 'question of the animal' -- Life itself : the view from disability studies and bioethics -- Posthuman visions : toward companion species -- Conclusion: Posthumanism as species cosmopolitanism
Control code
863676564
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780745662404
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)863676564
Label
Posthumanism, Pramod K. Nayar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-176) 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.
Contents
Revisiting the human : critical humanisms -- Consciousness, biology and the necessity of alterity -- The body, reformatted -- Absolute monstrosities : the 'question of the animal' -- Life itself : the view from disability studies and bioethics -- Posthuman visions : toward companion species -- Conclusion: Posthumanism as species cosmopolitanism
Control code
863676564
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780745662404
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)863676564

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