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By Neil Badmington

ISBN-10: 0415310229

ISBN-13: 9780415310222

ISBN-10: 0415310237

ISBN-13: 9780415310239

Alien Chic offers a cultural heritage of the alien because the Nineteen Fifties, asking ourselves why our attitudes to extraterrestrial beings have shifted from worry to affection, and what this may let us know approximately how we now see ourselves and others.

Neil Badmington explores our courting with extraterrestrial beings, inscribed in movies equivalent to The warfare of the Worlds, Mars Attacks!, Mission to Mars and Independence Day; and the way thinkers reminiscent of Descartes, Barthes, Freud, Lyotard and Derrida have conceptualised what it potential to be human (and post-human).

Alien Chic examines the the idea that of posthumanism in an age whilst the strains among what's human and what's non-human are more and more blurred via advances in technology and expertise, for instance genetic cloning and engineering, and the advance of AI and cyborgs.

Questioning even if our present embracing of all issues 'alien' - within the type of extraterrestrial instruments or abduction narratives, for example - stems from a wish to reaffirm ourselves as 'human', this is often an unique and thought-provoking contribution to the learn of posthumanism.

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