ISBN-10:
0826469906
ISBN-13:
9780826469908
Pub. Date:
06/01/2004
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Abstract Sex / Edition 1

Abstract Sex / Edition 1

by Luciana Parisi

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Overview

Abstract Sex / Edition 1

Astract Sex investigates the impact of advances in contemporary science and information technology on conceptions of sex.
Evolutionary theory and the technologies of viral information transfer, cloning and genetic engineering are changing the way we think about human sex, reproduction and the communication of genetic information.

Abstract Sex presents a philosophical exploration of this new world of sexual, informatic and capitalist multiplicity, of the accelerated mutation of nature and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826469908
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Series: Transversals: New Directions in Philosophy Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author


Luciana Parisi lectures at the University of East London.

Table of Contents

Diagramvii
Acknowledgementsix
Introduction: Abstract Sex1
1Virtual Sex5
Introduction5
The bio-technological impact7
Abstract sex13
Stratification18
The essence of a body27
Microfeminine particle-forces32
2Symbiotic Sex45
Introduction45
Genealogical difference46
Cracks on the organic strata57
Nucleic expression65
Symbiosex81
3Parthenogenic Sex88
Introduction88
Disciplinary entropy92
Organic capital102
Sex and death: the media of fluid reproduction110
Mutant sex115
4Biodigital Sex127
Introduction127
The threshold130
Machinic capital138
The schizophrenic egg155
Incorporeal transformations167
5Hypernature: A diagram of molecular modifications171
Introduction171
Microbial sex173
Aquatic sex177
Turbo sex185
Hypernature189
Conclusion
Microfeminine warfare194
Glossary204
Bibliography207
Index222

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