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The Resource The posthuman, Rosi Braidotti

The posthuman, Rosi Braidotti

Label
The posthuman
Title
The posthuman
Statement of responsibility
Rosi Braidotti
Creator
Author
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
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Braidotti, Rosi,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.B6425 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Human beings
  • Human beings
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Biotechnologie
  • Socialantropologi
  • Posthumanism
  • Teknik
  • Identitet
  • Corps humain
  • Philosophie de l'homme
  • Technologie
  • Homme
  • Corps humain
  • Filosofisk antropologi
  • Bioteknik
Label
The posthuman, Rosi Braidotti
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-213) 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
Post-humanism: life beyond the self -- Post-anthropocentrism: life beyond the species -- The inhuman: life beyond death -- Posthuman humanities: life beyond theory
Control code
842921459
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780745641577
Lccn
2012277594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842921459
Label
The posthuman, Rosi Braidotti
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-213) 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
Post-humanism: life beyond the self -- Post-anthropocentrism: life beyond the species -- The inhuman: life beyond death -- Posthuman humanities: life beyond theory
Control code
842921459
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780745641577
Lccn
2012277594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842921459

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