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Tokyo Cyberpunk Posthumanism in Japanese Visual Culture

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ISBN-10: 023010360X

ISBN-13: 9780230103603

Edition: 2010

Authors: Steven T. Brown

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction: 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
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 Shojo Named Lain
E-mail from the Dead
Doppelg�ngers in Cyberspace
Desiring Disembodiment
The Question of Resistance