Cyberspace/Cyberbodies/Cyberpunk: Cultures of Technological Embodiment

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Mike Featherstone, Roger Burrows
SAGE, 1995 - Social Science - 280 pages
How can we interpret cyberspace? What is the place of the embodied human agent in the virtual world?

This innovative collection examines the emerging arena of cyberspace and the challenges it presents for the social and cultural forms of the human body. It shows how changing relations between body and technology offer new arenas for cultural representations. At the same time, the contributors examine the realities of human embodiment and the limits of virtual worlds. Topics examined include: technological body modifications, replacements and prosthetics; bodies in cyberspace, virtual environments and cyborg culture; cultural representations of technological embodiment in visual and literary productions; and cyberpunk scienc

 

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Contents

Reimaging
21
Weaving Women
45
Michael Heim The Design of Virtual Reality
65
Mark Poster Postmodern Virtualities
79
Deborah Lupton The Embodied ComputerUser
97
The Recursive
113
Kevin Robins Cyberspace and the World We Live In
135
Mind
157
Total Recall
175
Nick Land Meat or How to Kill Oedipus
191
Vivian Sobchack Beating the MeatSurviving the Text
205
Prosthetic
239
Kevin McCarron Corpses Animals Machines
261
Index
275
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Mike Featherstone is Professor of Communications and Sociology at Nottingham Trent University.CONTRIBUTORS OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA :Zygmunt Bauman University of LeedsHenning Bech University of CopenhagenElizabeth Beck-Gernsheim Universtiy of ErlangenMary Evans University of Kent at CanterburyDavid Frisby University of GlasgowMike Hepworth University of AberdeenEva Illouz Tel-Aviv UniversityMaria Esther Maciel Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisMichael Richardson SOAS, University of LondonLaura Rival University of Kent at CanterburyAndrew Travers SomersetJeffrey Weeks South Bank UniversitySasha Weitman Tel-Aviv UniversitySam Whimster London Guildhall UniversityElizabeth Wilson University of North LondonCas Wouters University of Utrecht