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Title: "A HEART WITHOUT A BODY": POSTHUMAN POLITICS IN SINGAPOREAN TEXTS
Authors: WONG SHU YUN
Keywords: Singapore, literature, posthuman, politics
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2015
Citation: WONG SHU YUN (2015-01-19). "A HEART WITHOUT A BODY": POSTHUMAN POLITICS IN SINGAPOREAN TEXTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: THIS THESIS EXPLORES POSTHUMAN POLITICS IN SINGAPORE THROUGH A READING OF FOUR WORKS: LEE KUAN YEW?S FROM THIRD WORLD TO FIRST, BOO SZE YANG?S BOOM!, ALFIAN SA?AT?S A HISTORY OF AMNESIA, AND THE SPECULATIVE FICTION ANTHOLOGY FISH EATS LION. IT ARGUES THAT THE CITY-STATE?S BECOMING-CYBORG IS BOTH A LIBERATING AND PAINFUL EXPERIENCE. THROUGH A POSTHUMAN BIOLOGICAL READING OF LEE?S MEMOIR, I DESCRIBE HIS POSTHUMANIST VISION FOR THE CITY-STATE AS HIGHLY METABOLIC, IN WHICH CITIZENS CONSTANTLY CRUISE THROUGH ONTOLOGIES. IN THE REMAINING WORKS, I ENTER THE POSTHUMAN TERRAINS OF ACCIDENTS, AMNESIA, AND ANXIETY, AND EXPLORE POSSIBILITY WITHIN THESE CRISES. I CONCLUDE THAT POSTHUMAN POLITICS IN SINGAPORE IS A POLITICS OF ANXIETY, OSCILLATING BETWEEN THE ANXIOUSNESS FROM FEAR AND THE HOPEFUL ANXIETY FROM THE KIERKEGAARDIAN ?POSSIBILITY OF POSSIBILITY?.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/120492
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