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Theorizing posthumanism

Badmington, Neil 2003. Theorizing posthumanism. Cultural Critique 53 (1) , pp. 10-27. 10.1353/cul.2003.0017

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Abstract

Posthumanism, the story often goes, needs no theorizing. How could it? Only the most foolish or self-absorbed cultural critic would spend time speculating about something that was actually staring him or her in the face. "'Man,'" as Steve Beard confidently puts it, "does not have to be theorized away; the intersection of consumerism and techno-culture has already done the job" (1998, 114). All that was solid has melted into air. Posthumanism has finally arrived, and theory, like "Man" "himself," no longer has a place.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Publisher: University of Minnesota
ISSN: 1534-5203
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:13
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/74455

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