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

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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.
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table_of_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.
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title Cyborgs and Barbie dolls feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body
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title_full Cyborgs and Barbie dolls [electronic resource] : feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body / Kim Toffoletti
title_short Cyborgs and Barbie dolls
title_sort cyborgs and barbie dolls feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body
title_sub feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body