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Description - Posthumous Life: Theorizing Beyond the Posthuman by Jami Weinstein

Posthumous Life launches critical life studies: a mode of inquiry that neither endorses nor dismisses a wave of recent "turns" toward life, matter, vitality, inhumanity, animality, and the real. Questioning the nature and limits of life in the natural sciences, the essays in this volume examine the boundaries and significance of the human and the humanities in the wake of various redefinitions of what counts as life. They explore the possibility of theorizing life without assuming it to be either a simple substrate or an always-mediated effect of culture and difference. Posthumous Life provides new ways of thinking about animals, plants, humans, difference, sexuality, race, gender, identity, the earth, and the future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231172158
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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