Posthuman Bodies

9780253209702: Paperback
Release Date: 22nd December 1995

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 276

Indiana University Press

Posthuman Bodies

Paperback / £24.99

... will draw a wide readership from the ranks of literary critics, film scholars, science studies scholars and the growing legion of ‘literature and science’ researchers. It should be among the essentials in a posthumanist toolbox." —Richard Doyle

Automatic teller machines, castrati, lesbians, The Terminator: all participate in the profound technological, representation, sexual, and theoretical changes in which bodies are implicated. Posthuman Bodies addresses new interfaces between humans and technology that are radically altering the experience of our own and others’ bodies.

Introduction: Posthuman Bodies—Judith Halberstam and Ira Livingston

Part One: Multiples
Identity in Oshkosh—Allucquere Rosanne Stone
Two Lessons from Burroughs—Steven Shavior

Part Two: Some Genders
The End of the World of White Men—Kathy Acker
Class and Its Close Relations: Identities Among Women, Servants and Machines—Alexandra Chasin
Soft Fictions and Intimate Documents: Can Feminism be Posthuman?—Paula Rabinowitz
Reproducing the Posthuman Body: Ectogenic Fetus, Surrogate Mother, Pregnant Man—Susan Squier

Part Three: Queering
The Seductive Power of Science in the Making of Deviant Subjectivity—Jennifer Terry
Phantom and Reel Projections: Lesbians and the (Serial)Killing Machine—Camilla Griggers
Death of the Family or Keeping Human Beings Human—Roddey Reid

Part Four: Terminal Bodies
Reading Like an Alien: Posthuman Identity in Alien and Rabid—Kelly Hurley
Terminating Bodies: Toward A Cyborg History of Abortion—Carol Mason
"Once They Were Men, Now They’re Landcrabs": Monstrous Becomings in Evolutionist Cinema—Eric White


JUDITH M. HALBERSTAM is Assistant Professor of Literature at the University of California-San Diego. IRA LIVINGSTON is Assistant Professor of English at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.