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Representations of the Post/Human: Monsters, Aliens, and Others in Popular Culture
Microchips. Genetic modification of plants. Cloning. Advances in technology promise to shape our lives more profoundly than ever before. Exciting new discoveries in reproductive, genetic, and information technologies all serve to call into question the immutability of the boundaries between humans, animals, and machines. The category of the “posthuman” reflects the implica ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Rutgers University Press
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This book documents an intensely researched study of technology, science, literature and art and how they all convalesce to inspire contemporary human culture in Western society. More specifically, Graham attempts to show how science and technology own an equal part in the role of humanity's development of monster lore as literature and art do. Graham draws on parallels between Frankenstein's creature and the Golem legend to show how humanity's fears have evolved through ideas brought on by scie ...more