Cyborg Politics and Economic Realities: Reflections on Elaine Graham’s Representations of the Post/Human

Carrette, J.R. (2004) Cyborg Politics and Economic Realities: Reflections on Elaine Graham’s Representations of the Post/Human. Theology & Sexuality: the Journal of the Institute for the Study of Christianity & Sexuality, 10 (2). pp. 45-55. ISSN 1355-8358. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article seeks to examine the political and economic context of cyborg culture and technology in Elaine Graham's Representations of the Post/ Human. It begins by drawing out the relationship between Graham's study and Foucault's genealogical method and seeks to establish the 'silent machine' operating in Graham's analysis. By following three critical strands-know ledge as technology, economic determinism and imaginative agency and the economics of transcendence—the article highlights and extends a crit ique of capitalism and technology in the text. It argues that economics is now shaped by the machine and concludes by opening up a 'politics of refusal'. Graham's work is acknowledged for bringing to light uncomfor table questions surrounding the politics of the machine.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Jeremy Carrette
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 13:27
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2010 13:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/9795 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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