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Posthuman Folklore

Tok Thompson

Abstract

Posthuman Folklore explores how our human condition is increasingly thought of, and performed, in posthuman terms. Insights from animal studies have triggered the “animal turn” in scholarship, while the increasing digitization of human culture and the newly emerging roles of androids and artificial intelligences provide yet another crux for reconsidering what it means to be a person. Taken together, such outlooks cast in doubt the previous assurances of human ontology which were lodged in Western discourse. This book explores not only the scholarship behind such moves, but also, and perhaps mo ... More

Keywords: Posthumanism, Cyborg, Ontology, Animal Studies, Folklore

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496825087
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496825087.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tok Thompson, author
University of Southern California