Posthuman Bodies

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"... will draw a wide readership from the ranks of literary critics, film scholars, science studies scholars and the growing legion of ‘literature and science’ researchers. It should be among the essentials in a posthumanist toolbox." —Richard Doyle

Automatic teller machines, castrati, lesbians, The Terminator: all participate in the profound technological, representation, sexual, and theoretical changes in which bodies are implicated. Posthuman Bodies addresses new interfaces between humans and technology that are radically altering the experience of our own and others’ bodies.

Indiana University Press

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Meet the Author

JUDITH M. HALBERSTAM is Assistant Professor of Literature at the University of California-San Diego. IRA LIVINGSTON is Assistant Professor of English at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction: Posthuman Bodies—Judith Halberstam and Ira Livingston

Part One: Multiples
Identity in Oshkosh—Allucquere Rosanne Stone
Two Lessons from Burroughs—Steven Shavior

Part Two: Some Genders
The End of the World of White Men—Kathy Acker
Class and Its Close Relations: Identities Among Women, Servants and Machines—Alexandra Chasin
Soft Fictions and Intimate Documents: Can Feminism be Posthuman?—Paula Rabinowitz
Reproducing the Posthuman Body: Ectogenic Fetus, Surrogate Mother, Pregnant Man—Susan Squier

Part Three: Queering
The Seductive Power of Science in the Making of Deviant Subjectivity—Jennifer Terry
Phantom and Reel Projections: Lesbians and the (Serial)Killing Machine—Camilla Griggers
Death of the Family or Keeping Human Beings Human—Roddey Reid

Part Four: Terminal Bodies
Reading Like an Alien: Posthuman Identity in Alien and Rabid—Kelly Hurley
Terminating Bodies: Toward A Cyborg History of Abortion—Carol Mason
"Once They Were Men, Now They’re Landcrabs": Monstrous Becomings in Evolutionist Cinema—Eric White

Index

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