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Description - The Self Wired by Lisa Yaszek

This work investigates the ways in which post Second World War American artists represent new information and biomedical technologies and their effects on human identity and agency. Examining canonical authors such as Thomas Pynchon, science fiction writers such as Octavia Butler and popular filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, the author shows how these artists use the figure of the part-organic, part-technical 'cyborg' to explore how the increasingly intimate connections between ourselves and our technologies change the contours of national, racial, sexual and labouring identities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415939645
ISBN-10: 041593964X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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