By Debashish Banerji,Makarand R. Paranjape
This quantity is a serious exploration of a number of posthuman chances within the twenty first century and past. because of the worldwide engagement with complex know-how, we're witness to a species-wise blurring of limitations on the fringe of the human. On the only hand, we discover ourselves in a electronic age within which human identification is being reworked via networked technological intervention, a wide a part of our awareness transferred to "smart" exterior units. nonetheless, we're assisted---or assailed---by an unparalleled proliferation of quasi-human substitutes and surrogates, forming a spectrum of humanoids with fuzzy borders. Under those stipulations, serious posthumanism asks, who will occupy and regulate our planet: Will the "superhuman" in simple terms function one other signal below which new regimes of dominance are unfold around the earth? Or will we realize or invent applied sciences of lifestyles to counter such dominance? it's concerns similar to those that are on the middle of this new quantity of explorations of the posthuman. The essays during this quantity supply modern notion at the topic, with precise emphases on postmodern and postcolonial futures. They interact with questions of subalternity and feminism vis-à-vis posthumanism, facing problems with subjugation, dispensability and surrogacy, in addition to the probabilities of resistance, moral politics or subjective transformation from South Asian data of cultural and religious perform. This quantity is a beneficial addition to the on-going international dialogues on posthumanism, fundamental to these, from throughout a number of disciplines, who're attracted to postcolonial and planetary futures.
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