After the Human

After the Human : Culture, Theory and Criticism in the 21st Century

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After the Human provides a comprehensive overview of how a range of philosophical, ethical, and political ideas under the framework of posthumanism have transformed humanities scholarship today. Bringing together a range of interdisciplinary scholars and perspectives, it puts into dialogue the major influences from philosophy, literary study, anthropology, and science studies that set the stage for a range of new questions to be asked about the relationship of the human to other life. The book's central argument is that posthumanism's challenge to and disruption of traditional humanist knowledge is so significant as to presage a sea-change from the humanities into the posthumanities. After the Human documents the emergence of posthumanist ideas in the fractures within traditional disciplines, examines the new objects of analysis that thus came into prominence, and theorizes new interdisciplinary methods of study that followed.
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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 16.51mm | 429g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1108819168
  • 9781108819169
  • 952,958

Table of contents

Introduction Sherryl Vint; Section I. After Humanism: 1. Historicizing Posthumanism Veronica Hollinger; 2. Poststructuralism and the End(s) of Humanism Stefan Herbrechter; 3. Postmodernism Jonathan Boulter; 4. Embodiment and Affect Michael Richardson; 5. Requiem for a Digital Humanist Marcel O'gorman; Section II. New Objects of Enquiry: 6. Machines, AIs, Cyborgs, Systems Bruce Clarke; 7. Animals Susan Mchugh; 8. Life 'itself' Nadine Ehlers; 9. The Anthropocene Gerda Roelvink; 10. The Inorganic Magdalena Zolkos; Section III. Posthumanities: 11. More-than-Human Biopolitics Sonja Van Wichelen; 12. New Materialisms Stacy Alaimo; 13. Speculative Realism: the Human and Non-Human Divide Brian Willems; 14. Race and the Limitations of 'the Human' Mark Minch-De Leon; 15. Speculative Fiction Sherryl Vint; 16. Aesthetic Manipulation of Life Ionat Zurr and Oron Catts.
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About Sherryl Vint

Sherryl Vint is a leading scholar of speculative fiction, whose research focuses on embodiment, posthumanism, and biopolitics. She has published widely, including Bodies of Tomorrow (2007), Animal Alterity (2010), The Futures Industry (2015), and Science Fiction: The Essential Knowledge (2020). She has received research awards from the Science Fiction Research Association.
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