The Aesthetics of the Anthropocene: Posthumanism and Contemporary Science Fiction

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620308
Title:
The Aesthetics of the Anthropocene: Posthumanism and Contemporary Science Fiction
Authors:
Stephenson, William
Other Titles:
人类纪的美学_后人道主义与当代科幻小说_威廉_史蒂芬森
Abstract:
Abstract: This essay examines posthumanism through the lens of contemporary science fiction (SF), using two case studies: Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy and Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl. The essay argues that the Cartesian paradigm of the rational human subject as free agent has recently come under increasing strain, to the extent that it is becoming replaced by the posthuman. SF is a genre whose narratives can be planetary in scope, which situates our species in its ecological and material contexts, and which allows for technological alteration of the human without violating its own conventions; it is therefore an excellent vehicle for a Marxist analysis of the posthuman in contemporary culture.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Stephenson, W. (2016). The aesthetics of the anthropocene: Posthumanism and contemporary science fiction. Journal of Marxist Aesthetics, 19(1), 90-104.
Publisher:
Shanghai Jaio Tong University
Journal:
Journal of Research on Marxist Aesthetics
Publication Date:
1-Jan-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620308
Type:
Article
Language:
zh
Description:
Journal article translated into Chinese for publication.
Series/Report no.:
19; 1
ISBN:
9787511730725
Appears in Collections:
English

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dc.contributor.authorStephenson, Williamen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-03T09:30:35Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-03T09:30:35Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-01-
dc.identifier.citationStephenson, W. (2016). The aesthetics of the anthropocene: Posthumanism and contemporary science fiction. Journal of Marxist Aesthetics, 19(1), 90-104.en
dc.identifier.isbn9787511730725-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620308-
dc.descriptionJournal article translated into Chinese for publication.en
dc.description.abstractAbstract: This essay examines posthumanism through the lens of contemporary science fiction (SF), using two case studies: Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy and Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl. The essay argues that the Cartesian paradigm of the rational human subject as free agent has recently come under increasing strain, to the extent that it is becoming replaced by the posthuman. SF is a genre whose narratives can be planetary in scope, which situates our species in its ecological and material contexts, and which allows for technological alteration of the human without violating its own conventions; it is therefore an excellent vehicle for a Marxist analysis of the posthuman in contemporary culture.en
dc.language.isozhen
dc.publisherShanghai Jaio Tong Universityen
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dc.relation.ispartofseries1en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectanthropoceneen
dc.subjectautopoiesisen
dc.subjectposthumanismen
dc.subjectscience fictionen
dc.titleThe Aesthetics of the Anthropocene: Posthumanism and Contemporary Science Fictionzh
dc.title.alternative人类纪的美学_后人道主义与当代科幻小说_威廉_史蒂芬森en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Research on Marxist Aestheticsen
dc.date.accepted2016-12-22-
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