Living in Technical Legality: Science Fiction and Law as Technology

Living in Technical Legality: Science Fiction and Law as Technology

by Kieran Tranter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474420891
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Series: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Law Literature and the Humanities Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kieran Tranter is Associate Professor at Griffith Law School, Griffith University. He has a background in science, law and the humanities. He is fascinated by the ways that culture imagines, mediates and disrupts legal and technological change. He has written widely on law and technology and law and popular culture.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Introduction: Living in Technical Legality

Science Fiction and Law
The Chapters to Come

Part I: Technical Legality

1. From Law and Technology to Law as Technology
Cloning Law
Frankenstein Myth
Law as Technology

2. Dune, Modern Law and the Alchemy of Death and Time
Sand, Spice and Empire
The Illusion of Control
Sovereignty as the Alchemy of Death and Time

3. Battlestar Galactica, Technology and Lfe
Battlestar Galactica Redux
Sovereigns and Subjects in Battlestar Galactica
The Metaphysics of Technology

Part II: Living in Technical Legality

4. Xenogenesis and the Technical Legal Subject
Biopower and Natureculture on an Alien Rehabilitated Earth
The Technical Legal Subject of Xenogenesis
Living Well as a Technical Legal Subject

5. The Doctor and Technical Lawyering
Time and a Blue Box
Death and the Doctor
The Doctor as the Paradigm Technical Lawyer

6. Mad Max and Mapping the Monsters in the Networks
Identity, Myth and Biopower in Mad Max 2
The Australian Human-automobile
Cartographies of Technical Legality

7. Deserts and Technical Legality


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