Cyborgs and Barbie dolls: feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body

Book Cover
Average Rating
I.B. Tauris,
Pub. Date:
Bringing a lively and accessible style to a complex subject, Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls explores the idea of the "posthuman" and the ways in which it is represented in popular culture. Toffoletti explores 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. Drawing on the work of thinkers including Baudrillard, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti,Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls explores the nature of the human - and its ambiguous gender - in an age of biotechnologies and digital worlds.
More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 36876b76-0dd5-c81c-08c2-ca00fe4c99c1
Grouping Title cyborgs and barbie dolls feminism popular culture and the posthuman body
Grouping Author toffoletti kim
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-06 04:40:45AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-20 04:57:48AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Toffoletti, Kim.
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_display Toffoletti, Kim
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
format_arlington eBook
format_category_arlington eBook
id 36876b76-0dd5-c81c-08c2-ca00fe4c99c1
isbn 9781435634794
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b13007312||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
last_indexed 2018-08-20T08:57:48.423Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
primary_isbn 9781435634794
publishDate 2007
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b13007312|eBook|eBook||English|I.B. Tauris,|2007.|x, 205 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
external_econtent:ils:.b13007312 Available Online Available Online false true false false false true
title_display Cyborgs and Barbie dolls : feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body
title_full Cyborgs and Barbie dolls : feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body / Kim Toffoletti
title_short Cyborgs and Barbie dolls :
title_sub feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body