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What is Posthumanism?


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Introduction: What Is Posthumanism?
Part One: Theories, Disciplines, Ethics
1. Meaning and Event, or, Systems Theory and "The Reconstruction of Deconstruction"
2. Language and Subjectivity: Cognitive Science, Deconstruction, and The Animal
3. Flesh and Finitude: Bioethics and the Philosophy of The Living
4. "Animal Studies," Disciplinarity, and the (Post)Humanities
5. Learning from Temple Grandin: Animal Studies, Disability Studies, and Who Comes After the Subject
Part Two: Media, Culture, Practices
6. From Dead Meat to Glow-in-the-Dark Bunnies: The Animal Question in Contemporary Art
7. When You Can't Believe Your Eyes (Or Voice): Dancer in The Dark
8. Lose the Building: Form and System in Contemporary Architecture
9. Emerson's Romanticism, Cavell's Skepticism, Luhmann's Modernity
10. The Idea of Observation at Key West: Systems Theory, Poetry, and Form Beyond Formalism
11. The Digital, the Analog, and the Spectral: Echographies from My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
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About the Author

Cary Wolfe is Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University. He is the author of Critical Environments: Postmodern Theory and the Pragmatics of the "Outside" (Minnesota, 1998) and Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory, and the editor of Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal (Minnesota, 2003).

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