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Imagining Slaves and Robots in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture: Reinventing Yesterday's Slave with Tomorrow's Robot is an interdisciplinary study that seeks to investigate and speculate about the relationship between technology and human nature. It is a timely and creative analysis of the ways in which we domesticate technology and the manner in which the history of ...more
Hardcover, 114 pages
Published October 22nd 2015 by Lexington Books (first published October 15th 2015)
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The author is a friend. The premise is 1) that Frederick Douglass and others said slavery is harmful not only to the enslaved person, but also to the master, and 2) as technology advances we are increasingly interacting with appliances that have been designed to have human-like qualities. Dr. Hampton explores examples in literature, film, music and other media that have wrestled with the implications of what it does to our psyche to interact with appliances as if they are human slaves. It's time ...more
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