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    DescriptionHow can we interpret cyberspace? What is the place of the embodied human agent in the virtual world? This innovative collection examines the emerging arena of cyberspace and the challenges it presents for the social and cultural forms of the human body. It shows how changing relations between body and technology offer new arenas for cultural representations. At the same time, the contributors examine the realities of human embodiment and the limits of virtual worlds. Topics examined include: technological body modifications, replacements and prosthetics; bodies in cyberspace, virtual environments and cyborg culture; cultural representations of technological embodiment in visual and literary productions; and cyberpunk science fiction as a pre-figurative social and cultural theory. Cyberspace/Cyberbodies/ Cyberpunk was simultaneously published as Volume 1 Issue 3/4 of Body & Society.

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    Cultures of Technological Embodiment
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Mike Featherstone, Edited by Roger Burrows
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780761950851
    ISBN 10: 0761950850

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    LC classification: HM636 .C93 1995
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    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Sage Publications Ltd
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    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    03 April 1996
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    Review quote
    '[The] introduction gives a clear digest of the field and its problematics... Among contributors are the stars of the digital academy - Sadie Plant, Michael Heim, Mark Poster, Kevin Robins, Vivian Sobchack and Anne Balsamo... much of the content is new and alert to the growing literature in the field... among the better contributions to the publishing boom of the last two years... very useful in undergraduate teaching' - Sociology
    Table of contents
    Cultures of Technological Embodiment - Mike Featherstone and Roger Burrows An Introduction Feedback and Cybernetics - David Tomas Reimaging the Body in the Age of Cybernetics The Future Looms - Sadie Plant Weaving Women and Cybernetics The Design of Virtual Reality - Michael Heim Postmodern Virtualities - Mark Poster The Embodied Computer/User - Deborah Lupton Rear-View Mirrorshades - Nigel Clark The Recursive Generation of the Cyberbody Cyberspace and the World We Live in - Kevin Robbins Descartes Goes to Hollywood - Samantha Holland Mind, Body and Gender in Contemporary Cyborg Cinema Prosthetic Memory - Alison Landsberg Total Recall and Blade Runner Meat (or How to Kill Oedipus in Cyberspace) - Nick Land Beating the Meat/Surviving the Text, or How to Get Out of This Century Alive - Vivian Sobchack Forms of Technological Embodiment - Anne Balsamo Reading the Body in Contemporary Culture Cyber(body)parts - Robert Rawdon Wilson Prosthetic Consciousness Corpses, Animals, Machines and Mannequins - Kevin McCarron The Body and Cyberpunk