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The Resource The posthuman, Rosi Braidotti, (electronic book)

The posthuman, Rosi Braidotti, (electronic book)

Label
The posthuman
Title
The posthuman
Statement of responsibility
Rosi Braidotti
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Posthuman offers both an introduction and major contribution to contemporary debates on the posthuman. Digital 'second life', genetically modified food, advanced prosthetics, robotics and reproductive technologies are familiar facets of our globally linked and technologically mediated societies. This has blurred the traditional distinction between the human and its others, exposing the non-naturalistic structure of the human. The Posthuman starts by exploring the extent to which a post-humanist move displaces the traditional humanistic unity of the subject. Rather than perceiving this situation as a loss of cognitive and moral self-mastery, Braidotti argues that the posthuman helps us make sense of our flexible and multiple identities. Braidotti then analyzes the escalating effects of post-anthropocentric thought, which encompass not only other species, but also the sustainability of our planet as a whole. Because contemporary market economies profit from the control and commodification of all that lives, they result in hybridization, erasing categorical distinctions between the human and other species, seeds, plants, animals and bacteria. These dislocations induced by globalized cultures and economies enable a critique of anthropocentrism, but how reliable are they as indicators of a sustainable future? The Posthuman concludes by considering the implications of these shifts for the institutional practice of the humanities. Braidotti outlines new forms of cosmopolitan neo-humanism that emerge from the spectrum of post-colonial and race studies, as well as gender analysis and environmentalism. The challenge of the posthuman condition consists in seizing the opportunities for new social bonding and community building, while pursuing sustainability and empowerment
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AU-PeEL
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Braidotti, Rosi
Dewey number
128.3
LC call number
BD450 .B384 2013
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Human beings
Label
The posthuman, Rosi Braidotti, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-213) and index
Contents
Post-humanism : life beyond the self -- Post-anthropocentrism : life beyond the species -- The inhuman : life beyond death -- Posthuman humanities : life beyond theory
Control code
PurchEBL1315633
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780745641584
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The posthuman, Rosi Braidotti, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-213) and index
Contents
Post-humanism : life beyond the self -- Post-anthropocentrism : life beyond the species -- The inhuman : life beyond death -- Posthuman humanities : life beyond theory
Control code
PurchEBL1315633
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780745641584
Specific material designation
remote

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