The Posthuman

Overview

This book offers an introduction and major contribution to contemporary debates on the posthuman. Traditional distinctions have been blurred between the human and its others, exposing the non-naturalistic structure of the human. The Posthuman assesses the implications of these shifts of perspectives for institutional practices of the humanities.
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Overview

This book offers an introduction and major contribution to contemporary debates on the posthuman. Traditional distinctions have been blurred between the human and its others, exposing the non-naturalistic structure of the human. The Posthuman assesses the implications of these shifts of perspectives for institutional practices of the humanities.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"An important and generative step toward new theories and scholarship and a welcome addition to Braidotti’s already formidable canon."
H+ Magazine

"Shows remarkable clarity and concision even as it lays out highly technical, complexly theoretical, and deeply interdisciplinary concepts."
Choice

"This is an exciting and important text, full of intellectual brilliance and insight. It will make a major mark."
Henrietta L. Moore, University of Cambridge

"Braidotti's exhilarating survey of the constellation of posthumanity is lucid, learned and provocative. It will be an essential point of reference in future debates about the central philosophical problem of our age."
Paul Gilroy, King’s College London

"Debates over humanism and post-humanism have been fought over from feminist philosophy to literary theory and post-colonial studies. This latest work by Rosi Braidotti presents us with a clear-headed glimpse of some of the hard choices we have before us. Braidotti knows the philosophy, cares about the politics, and empathizes with those who have been shoved aside in these brutal last hundred years. She shows us how feminism, technoscientific infrastructure and political strands cross, sometimes with sparks."
Peter Galison, Harvard University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745641584
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/21/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 426,653
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosi Braidotti is a distinguished university professor at Utrecht University and founding director of the Centre for the Humanities.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

Chapter One: Post-humanism: Life beyond the Self 13

Chapter Two: Post-anthropocentrism: Life beyond the Species 55

Chapter Three: The Inhuman: Life beyond Death 105

Chapter Four: Posthuman Humanities; Life beyond Theory 143

Conclusion 186

References 198

Index 214

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