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Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Anita Tarr and Donna R. White

Abstract

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World, edited by Anita Tarr and Donna White, is a collection of twelve essays analyzing young adult science fiction and fantasy in terms of how representative contemporary YA books’ authors describe and their characters portray elements of posthumanist attitudes. The authors give a brief survey of theorists’ discussions of how posthumanism rejects—but does not entirely forsake—liberal humanist tenets. Primarily, posthumanism calls for embracing the Other, eliminating binaries that separate human and nonhuman, human and nature ... More

Keywords: Posthumanism, Young Adult, Science Ficiton/Fantasy, Hybridity, Dystopias

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496816696
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496816696.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anita Tarr, editor
Illinois State University

Donna R. White, editor
Arkansas Tech University

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Contents

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Part I Networked Subjectivities

Part II The Monstrous Other: Posthuman Bodies

3 Once upon a Cyborg

Angela S. Insenga

4 The Adolescent Posthuman

Ferne Merrylees

Part III Posthumanism in Climate Fiction

Part IV Accepting/Rejecting Posthumanist Possibilities

11 Posthumanist Magic

Tony M. Vinci