Limits of the human /

Limits of the Human-the third volume in the Mechademia series-maps the terrain of posthumanity using manga and anime as guides and signposts to understand how to think about humanity's new potentialities and limits. Through a wide range of texts-the folklore-inspired monsters that populate Mizu...

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Other Authors: Lunning, Frenchy, (Editor)
Format: Book
Published:Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008.
Series:Mechademia ; 3.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface : The limits of the human / Frenchy Lunning
  • Introduction : The limits of "The limits of the human" / Christopher Bolton
  • Contours: around the human : Refiguring the human / Mark C. Taylor
  • The otherworlds of Mizuki Shigeru / Michael Dylan Foster
  • Extreme makeover for a Heian-era wizard / Laura Miller
  • Undressing and dressing Loli: a search for the identity of the Japanese Lolita / Theresa Winge
  • Manga: Komatopia / Natusume Fusanosuke
  • Companions: with the human : Speciesism, part I: Translating races into animals in wartime animation / Thomas LaMarre
  • Stigmata in Tezuka Osamu's works / Yomota Inuhiko
  • Disarming atom: Tezuka Osamu's manga at war and peace / Otsuka Eiji
  • States of emergency: urban space and the robotic body in the Metropolis tales / Lawrence Bird
  • Emotional infectivity: cyborg affect and the limits of the human / Sharalyn Orbaugh
  • Manga: the signal of noise / written and adapted by Adèle-Elise Prévost, illus. by Musebasement
  • Compossibles: of the human : Gundam and the future of Japanoid art / Takayuki Tatsumi, translated, with a response by Christopher Bolton
  • Pop culture icons: religious inflections of the character toy in Taiwan / Teri Silvio
  • Machinic desires: Hans Bellmer's Dolls and the technological uncanny in Ghost in the shell 2: innocence / Steven T. Brown
  • Postscript: On "the living" / Cary Wolfe
  • Review and commentary : A healing gentle apocalypse: Yokohama kaidashi kikō / Marc Hairston ; Lost in transition: train men and dolls in millennial Japan / Susan Napier ; Howl's moving castle / Antonia Levi ; Playing outside the box with Mind game / Paul Jackson ; From transnationalization to globalization: the experience of Hong Kong / Wendy Siuyi Wong ; "Always exoticize!" Cyborg identities and the challenge of the nonhuman in Full metal Apache / Joshua Paul Dale
  • Postmodern in old hat: Samūrai Champloo / William L. Benzon
  • Torendo : Giant robots and superheroes: manifestations of divine power, East meets West: An interview with Crispin Freeman / Frenchy Lunning.