American College, Bryn Mawr, PA). Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in. Postmodern Science Fiction. Scott Bukatman. Publisher: Duke University Press. Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction, Scott Bukatman. Duke University Press, Durham, NC. pages. ISBN: 4. David Porush. Scott Bukatman. Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction. Durham: Duke UP, By now it’s pretty clear that the.
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Sign up for new title announcements and special offers. In his wide-ranging study, Bukatman does a much-needed job of synthesizing numerous studies of postmodernism and of SF literature and film to give us a new perspective on changing representations of the human subject in the electronic age.
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Terminal Identity is well worth reading and impressive for its range of reference and synthesis of ideas. Bukatman has temrinal a kind of map of the technological unconscious which constitutes a surrealist discourse on the fusion of bodies and machines.
If you plan on buying any theoretical book this year, make it Terminal Identity. Terminal Identity has a valuable theoretical contribution to make to the burgeoning para-literature on cyberpunk and its related cultural tropes.
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For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Scott Bukatman’s Terminal Identity —referring to both the site of the termination of the conventional “subject” and the birth of a new subjectivity constructed at the computer terminal or television screen–puts to rest any lingering doubts of the significance of science fiction in contemporary cultural studies.
Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, both of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the nature of human identity in the Information Age. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies.
Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, video, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from its current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition.
This new “virtual subject,” as Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining.
Synthesizing the most provocative theories of postmodern culture with a truly encyclopedic treatment of the relevant media, this volume sets a new standard in the study bukatmn science fiction—a category that itself may be redefined in light of this work.
Bukatman not only offers the most detailed map to date of the intellectual terrain of postmodern technology studies—he arrives at new frontiers, providing a propitious launching point for identith inquiries into the relationship of electronic technology and culture.
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