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Title: A STUDY OF FEMALE POSTHUMAN SUBJECTS IN POPULAR SCIENCE FICTION MEDIA
Authors: CAROLINE D/O GORDON
ORCID iD:   orcid.org/0000-0002-8367-0004
Keywords: Posthumanism, Science Fiction, Feminism, Posthumans, Cyborgs
Issue Date: 27-Jul-2018
Citation: CAROLINE D/O GORDON (2018-07-27). A STUDY OF FEMALE POSTHUMAN SUBJECTS IN POPULAR SCIENCE FICTION MEDIA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Posthumanism is concerned with the reconfiguration of the human subject arising from interactions and infusions with technology and offers opportunities of recuperation for gender identities defined by Cartesian inspired dualisms that form the basis of hegemonic patriarchal power structures. The female posthuman is a recurrent motif in science fiction whose hybrid subjectivity combining organism/technology offers a “way out of the maze of dualisms” and represents the potential for a posthuman, post-gendered subjectivity. This dissertation seeks to examine representations of the female posthumans in science fiction films to evaluate the discourse of posthumanism and gender arising from it by looking at the Alien quadrilogy , Ghost in the Shell series by Mamoru Oshii and relevant episodes from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and the feature film Star Trek: First Contact.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/151843
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