Table of Contents Introduction: Riddles in the Wiring: Representing the Technologically Mediated Subject
Chapter 1: 'A new mode of expression takes over': Cybernetic Citizenship in the Postwar Novel Chapter2: 'You've come a long way, baby': Imag(in)ing Technology, Gender, and Race in Women's Science Fiction
Chapter 3: 'It's all about getting things done': Bodies Th/at Work in Cyberpunk Fiction Chapter
4: Of Fossils and Androids: (Re)Producing Sexuality in Recent Film Conclusion: 'Cyborg Writing' as an Emergent Narrative Genre Works Cited.
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This work investigates the ways in which post Second World War American artists represent new information and biomedical technologies and their effects on human identity and agency. Examining canonical authors such as Thomas Pynchon, science fiction writers such as Octavia Butler and popular filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, the author shows how these artists use the figure of the part-organic, part-technical 'cyborg' to explore how the increasingly intimate connections between ourselves and our technologies change the contours of national, racial, sexual and labouring identities. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780415939645 20160527