Posthuman Suffering investigates the core assumptions of posthumanist discourse via philosophy, cultural studies, psychoanalytic theory, and close textual and filmic readings of Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49, Don DeLillo's White Noise and Steven Spielberg's film, AI: Artificial Intelligence, bringing the more ontological and epistemological implications of posthumanism to the forefront. In the age of technology our own limitations are legitimized as unique to the human condition.
Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 156
Weight: 381 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 15 mm
In this timely, provocative, and ambitious re-framing of post-humanist studies, Miccoli turns away from the alluring glint of the machine and the fetish on digital networks, attending instead to the network of social relations that undergird the human/technology interface. Poignantly, he theorizes the suffering embrace of a human body, attempting to represent her pain in and through the technologies and technological systems-both grand and mundane-that shape, and are in turn shaped by, her everyday life. -- Bret Benjamin, Associate professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English at University of Albany, SUNY
In this rigorous and sophisticated analysis, Anthony Miccoli explores the relationship between humanity and technology, providing an informed history of posthuman studies and charting new territory....Miccoli has written a book worthy of close attention and capable of leading posthuman studies down new pathways. * The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts *