Cyborg Cinema and Contemporary Subjectivity

Cyborg Cinema and Contemporary Subjectivity

by S. Short

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Overview

This book breaks new ground in providing an in-depth critical assessment of cyborg cinema, arguing that it remains one of the most intriguing and provocative cycles to have emerged in contemporary screen culture. Tracing the cinematic cyborg's transition over the last two decades and evaluating the theoretical significance attributed to this figure, it asks what relevance the cyborg continues to have in terms of understanding human identity, our relationship to technology, and to one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349515646
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

SUE SHORT is Lecturer in Media and Film Studies in the Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. She has contributed to a variety of publications on the subject of cinema and television.

Table of Contents

Introduction Cycles, Sub-Genres and Cyborg Cinema Body and Soul: A History of Cyborg Theory Food for Moloch: The Cyborg as Worker The Synthetic Female: Cyborgs and the Inscription of Gender The Best of Both Worlds?: Hybridity, Humanity and the Other Heart and Hearth: The Cyborg and Family Values Reality Unplugged: Cyberpunk, Postmodernism and the Cyborg Summing up the Cyborg: Towards a Conclusion Filmography Bibliography Index

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