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

Toffoletti, Kim 2007, Cyborgs and Barbie dolls : feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body, I.B. Tauris, London, England.

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Title Cyborgs and Barbie dolls : feminism, popular culture and the posthuman body
Author(s) Toffoletti, KimORCID iD for Toffoletti, Kim
Publication date 2007
Total pages x, 205
Publisher I.B. Tauris
Place of Publication London, England
Keyword(s) popular culture
gender identity
body human
technology - social aspects
Summary 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.
ISBN 9781845114671
Language eng
Field of Research 169901 Gender Specific Studies
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ┬ęKim Toffoletti
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