Marketplace

Purchase digital books for libraries, for patrons, forever.

This is a punctum ebook. Please consider their Supporting Library Membership Program.

Cover of book titled The Dark Posthuman: Dehumanization, Technology, and the Atlantic World

The Dark Posthuman: Dehumanization, Technology, and the Atlantic World

Stephanie Polsky

The Dark Posthuman: Dehumanization, Technology, and the Atlantic World explores how liberal humanism first enlivened, racialized, and gendered global cartographies, and how memory, ancestry, expression, and other aspects of social identity founded in its theories and practices made for the advent of the category of the posthuman through the dimensions of cultural, geographic, political, social, and scientific classification. The Dark Posthuman distinguishes the posthuman’s place within both the liberal and neoliberal imaginary and reveals how its appearance first entrenched itself through the avarice of English settler colonialism, and subsequently, through the paranoia of American slavery. This same figure of the posthuman played a crucial role in the functional adaptation of Cold War behavioural cybernetics, and thereafter, in the fetishization of technology within the era of global financialization.

Order: $0 →

Your institution may freely loan to patrons: you own the file.

MARC record ↓

For integration into library cataloging systems

Powered by Controlled Digital Lending