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Tokyo cyberpunk : posthumanism in Japanese visual culture / Steven T. Brown.

Author/creator Brown, Steven T.
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Descriptionviii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Posthumanism after Akira. Reading rhizomatically -- Machinic desires, desiring machines, and consensual hallucinations -- Machinic desires : Hans Bellmer's dolls and the technological uncanny in Ghost in the shell 2: innocence. An overview of innocence -- "Once their strings are cut, they easily crumble" -- From puppets to automata -- The uncanny mansion -- The dolls of Hans Bellmer -- Bellmer/Oshii -- On the innocence of dolls, angels, and becoming-animal -- Desiring machines: biomechanoid eros and other. Techno-fetishes in Tetsuo: the iron man and its precursors -- The birth of sexy robots -- After Metropolis, before Tetsuo: un chien andalou -- Giger's biomechanoids, erotomechanics, and metal fetishists -- The "regular-size" monsters of Matango -- Mutating from the inside out: The fly -- "Long live the new flesh": Videodrome -- The tentacle motif from Hokusai to Tetsuo -- Envisioning the machine-city after Blade runner -- Confrontations with the salaryman model: resisting hegemonic masculinity and state-sponsored capitalism -- Coda: co-opting Tetsuo in Tetsuo II: body hammer -- Consensual hallucinations and the phantoms of electronic presence in Kairo and Avalon. Letting in ghosts, shutting out the sun -- Into the mise en abyme: spectral flows and the forbidden room -- The human stain: suicide in the shadow of Hiroshima -- Avalon and "borderline cinema" -- The society of the spectacle -- The surrealism of (virtually) everyday life -- "Welcome to class real" -- Conclusion. Software in a body: critical posthumanism and Serial experiments Lain. A shōjo named lain -- E-mail from the dead -- Doppelgängers in cyberspace -- Desiring disembodiment -- The question of resistance.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [229]-246) and index.
LCCN 2009046776
ISBN9780230103603 (alk. paper)
ISBN023010360X (alk. paper)
ISBN9780230103597 (alk. paper)
ISBN0230103596 (alk. paper)

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