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Cyborgs and Barbie dolls [electronic resource] : feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body / Kim Toffoletti.

By: Toffoletti, Kim.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2007Description: 1 online resource (x, 205 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781435634794 (electronic bk.); 1435634799 (electronic bk.); 9780857711885 (electronic); 0857711881 (electronic).Other title: Feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body.Subject(s): Human body in popular culture | Human body -- Social aspects | Human body -- Technological innovations | Biotechnology -- Social aspects | Cyborgs in mass media | Feminism | Popular culture | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Populaire cultuur | Vrouwenfiguren | Barbiepoppen | Pop-Kultur | Feminismus | K�orper | Biotechnologie | K�unstlicher Mensch | Cyborg | Barbiepuppe | K�orper (Motiv) | Massenkultur | K�unstlicher Mensch | Geschichte 1950-2000Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cyborgs and Barbie dolls.DDC classification: 306.4 Other classification: 02.60 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Feminism, technology and the posthuman -- Ways of looking and ways of being -- Barbie : a posthuman prototype -- Posthuman monsters : the erasure of Marilyn Manson -- Communicating the posthuman way with TDK -- Origins and identity in a biotech world.
Review: "Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls explores the idea of the 'posthuman' and the ways in which it is represented in popular culture. Toffoletti considers images of the posthuman body, from goth-rocker Marilyn Manson's digitally manipulated self-portraits to the famous TDK 'baby' adverts, and from the work of artist Patricia Piccinini to the curiously 'plastic' form of the ubiquitous Barbie doll, controversially rescued here from her negative image. The book draws on the work of thinkers including Jean Baudrillard, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti to explore the nature of the human - and its ambiguous gender - in an age of biotechnologies and digital worlds."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-197) and index.

Feminism, technology and the posthuman -- Ways of looking and ways of being -- Barbie : a posthuman prototype -- Posthuman monsters : the erasure of Marilyn Manson -- Communicating the posthuman way with TDK -- Origins and identity in a biotech world.

"Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls explores the idea of the 'posthuman' and the ways in which it is represented in popular culture. Toffoletti considers images of the posthuman body, from goth-rocker Marilyn Manson's digitally manipulated self-portraits to the famous TDK 'baby' adverts, and from the work of artist Patricia Piccinini to the curiously 'plastic' form of the ubiquitous Barbie doll, controversially rescued here from her negative image. The book draws on the work of thinkers including Jean Baudrillard, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti to explore the nature of the human - and its ambiguous gender - in an age of biotechnologies and digital worlds."--Jacket.

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